• Steering Damper installation on a Yamaha R6

    HOW-TO: Install an Öhlins steering damper on a Yamaha R6 (2006-2016)

    A steering damper is a must to increase stability and prevent speed wobbles. I still do not understand why ALL modern bikes do not come with this piece of equipment as a standard option. In this video, I am installing an Öhlins linear steering damper on my 2008 Yamaha R6. The process will be the same for the 2006 to 2016 models. I’ve decided to replace my GPR unit with the Öhlins stabilizer because the GPR unit kept leaking fluid, hence reducing the dampening effectiveness (and drastically reducing my comfort level). I am installing the Öhlins SD001 unit, and in order to mount this stabilizer, you will also need a…

  • Ohlins steering damper

    HOW-TO: Install an Öhlins Steering Damper on a Yamaha R3

    Yes! I am replacing my beloved GPR stabilizer for the Öhlins SD001 steering damper! Many of you have asked if a steering damper is necessary on a small bike like the R3. My take is that I’d rather be safe than sorry, hence my decision to have a damper. Some race organizations also mandate that all bikes have a steering stabilizer. The installation process was a lot simpler than I expected. The Graves damper mount kit (available here: https://www.gravesport.com/products/yamaha-r3-steering-damper-mount-kit.html) is definitely a must for this installation. It took me approximately 1.5 hours to install this unit. To complete the work, you will need to remove the front/upper fairing. The Öhlins…