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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Ohlins Steering Damper on R6S

Does anyone know if the Ohlins Steering Damper on a 2005 R6 will fit my 2008 R6S? I am tempted to buy one that I found used, but not sure if it will fit. There is very little info on steering dampers for R6S and it's impossible to find much info as the search function even on this site just gives all the posts that have R6. Thank you!


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Re: Ohlins Steering Damper on R6S

Maybe it's a good sign that they're not needed? There are some threads on the subject in general. Many here take the "purist" approach of citing suspension setup and rider training.
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Re: Ohlins Steering Damper on R6S

if it mounts to the fork in any way no, it wont work because the 05 had inverted forks so the tube is much bigger in diameter where the damper bracket connects to the forks. but I'm sure you can get the correct bracket from ohlins

but if it's the kind that mounts to the tank bolts and uses the steering head nut then yes it will work on your bike
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Re: Ohlins Steering Damper on R6S

They're the same bike, right? Same model, different year, correct?

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They're the same bike, right? Same model, different year, correct?
No, it's commonly thought they are exactly alike, but unfortunately they always make a few changes, and folks on the internet will tell you they are the same. The 05 R6 was perfect--so no way they were going to leave it alone and lose sales on the real R6. ! IMHO. The forks they went cheap on, not even upside down. Whoever heard of Yahama going cheap on the forks? LOL.


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Re: Ohlins Steering Damper on R6S

the 05 was a little bit of bastard child.
only a few little differences here and there but nothing very major. the forks were the biggest difference.
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We learn something new everyday.

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