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Hailz-yea-uhhh!! Now you're talkin my language, Fang! Great find (still not sure the R3 needs one though. Good find none the less).
 

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Question is does it work. But at least you can get racing organizations to let you pass tech. I'm sure GPR isn't too happy about the knockoff but that's typical Chinese' strict adherence to international intellectual property law for you... (assuming GPR has an international patent)
 

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Thanks, Fang, "Ridersloveus" on Ebay has several new bits for our R3s. Front sprocket cover, coolant tank cover, rear master reservior cap, etc. I'd still like to install a classic steering damper, but can't find one for the R3.
 

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Thanks, Fang. It's now in my watch list on ebay. Of course, no instructions, but it looks like it installs in the steering head bolt/tank bolt area. I'm currently finishing up a radiator guard I made from perforated aluminum--actually a "superbike" type grill that spans the entire front opening and even the small vents on the sides of the fairings.
Almost purchased the same grill you got on ebay, but for less money, I have enough material for all three bikes in my garage.
 

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I just ordered one of the cheapo rotary dampers for mine. I wouldn't bother if it wasn't required for my race org (WERA). It was worth the extra bucks vs. the stick type since the rotary style typically is less in the way and less prone to reduced steering lock
 

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I installed a GPR on mine this month. I absolutely love it. It really smooths the bike out and stabilizes it mid corner. Although it's already leaking, kinda wish I went with the Graves/Ohlins setup instead.
 

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Yeah, that's the one I have, it's seeping oil around the knob. It doesn't affect the function yet. Same thing the one on my R6 did, and my roommate's. But it generally doesn't affect it for a year or more. Gpr will rebuild them once the 1st year free, but my experience has been that they have to be rebuilt every 1-3 years depending on amount of use. Not sure exactly why. The design I imagine. This is why I'd probably recommend the ohlins/graves setup and why I'd be hesitant to go with a Chinese one. If you need it rebuilt, you're kinda SOL.
 

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I'm thinking I can find a Ohlins 68mm damper lightly used for decent bucks - they're pretty common so there should be some out there. Add the Graves kit, good to go - at least that's the plan. SD's required in lots of orgs these days.
 

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Gravesport is now offering the Ohlins linear type with mounting hardware, but it's gonna set you back about six bills with the mounting kit and steering stop limiter...


http://www.gravesport.com/Ohlins-68mm-Motorcycle-Steering-Damper.html
Yeah, the Ohlins is probably one of the best steering dampers out there for the R3, and Dimotiv Moto Gene has a really nice mounting bracket for it.

Damper Mounting Kit for Ohlins R3




BikerBits Thailand has a YSS steering damper which for $192 is a pretty **** good deal. YSS is pretty decent stuff.

YSS steering damper

 

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Yeah, the Ohlins is probably one of the best steering dampers out there for the R3, and Dimotiv Moto Gene has a really nice mounting bracket for it.

Damper Mounting Kit for Ohlins R3




BikerBits Thailand has a YSS steering damper which for $192 is a pretty **** good deal. YSS is pretty decent stuff.

YSS steering damper

Not all Ohlins products are made equal. The Ohlins steering dampers on the 09+ ZX6Rs were meh. The adjuster didnt do much between max-min either. Where have you been man? Seems like you only post every few days now. I found a few of your beloved NSR's available in Japan. In fact every cool lightweight we wish was in the states seems to still be available there lol.
 

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Yes, sir. You basically died and ent to motorcycle heaven. I know you like this other spot you mentioned in Japan, but you have to go to Ueno!

Things have just been hectic. I like to hang out daily if I can. I was dragging ass on working on the R3 because of thinking that I "had all winter to do it." Winter has really been short here in NY. We had several mild days in Dec (50's + 60's). It'll be in the 70's next week. We basically had a 2.5 month winter. I want the Raven fully tricked out by end of March, which will hopefully include front fork cartridges and a rear shock which are about the only 2 things I have not gotten yet. I don't want to miss any Spring riding!

Yeah, haven;t been back to Japan in several years, but need to visit family soon. I wonder what is on the road now. I have been looking at bike manufacturers Japanese sites, and it seems that the models aren't as divergent as they've been historically. A lot of them are the same except I am guessing due to tiered licensing and displacement restrictions, the models vary basically over CC. Like the CBR500 is the CBR400 over there. The Grom is the Ape, IIRC. The Ape! ROFL!



Motoaus.com article on Ueno Motorcycle District Tokyo->http://motoaus.com/features/motorcycle/motorcycles-in-japan/
 
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