Stock Steering Damper Oil Change

Discussion in 'Hard. Core. (1090/1190/1290)' started by Northlight, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. Northlight

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  2. KTM 1190advR

    KTM 1190advR Enema of the state Supporter

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    This has been known to us Big Boys for years...:-)
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  3. Northlight

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    You guys are so smart....no wonder you get all the cute girls....;)
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    Spot on:wings
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  5. ScooterNoMore

    ScooterNoMore Been here awhile

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    I did that a few years back on my 2018 1090R. It made a small improvement.

    But 3 days ago I received a Hyperpro RSC ON the mail. I can say for certain... it works!! Night and day difference!!

    The major drawback is the price. $10 for a bottle of fork oil vs $380 (with mounting kit)USD

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  6. ls6777

    ls6777 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I have the same one and I love it. Makes a world of difference in the dirt and on the road.
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  7. Trailryder42

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    Bummer. Appear to be unavailable for the 1090R.
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  8. Saltboxlad

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    ??? Think they are all the same, 1090, 1190, 1290
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  9. ScooterNoMore

    ScooterNoMore Been here awhile

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    Pm me and I’ll point you to the shop I ordered mine from. Great communication and service.
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  10. 990italy

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    where did you get the seal (the green one)? it looks like they are impossible to find as spare parts, unless you used commercial ones with same size (but they have slightly different shape)
    thanks
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  11. Northlight

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    I reused the original seal.

    Parts for the steering damper do not appear to be available from KTM.

    Northlight
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  12. Paul Revere

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    Says 1090R right on the mounting package posted.
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  13. Paul Revere

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    Mine is in the mail and I like reading these things, makes me feel a little better about the 370 dollar purchase lol
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  14. DARKRYDER

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    I also just installed the HyperPro RSC on the 1290 SAR, but haven’t ridden it yet. I have it dialed all the way out for now, I’ll slowly add damping after I ride the bike some. I don’t like much low speed damping, I bought it to prevent high speed wobbles and tank slippers. Hope it’s effective damping high speed hits without cranking the damping knob 10 to 20 clicks in

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  15. Tharg

    Tharg Leader of the Mudmen

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    6 clicks from zero, you can just feel the damping, all good, nice product. Damping on the OEM WP unit is lower than the zero setting on the HyperPro damper
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  16. ScooterNoMore

    ScooterNoMore Been here awhile

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    I’m on 5 clicks. Feels very natural. At first it was odd, almost like it was fighting me but I realized it was the feeling of ‘dampening’ vs no dampening (stock dampener)!!
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  17. Paul Revere

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    Installed my HyperPro RSC yesterday and although I know this is off topic now ... BUT DAMN!! This thing CHANGED the way the bike feels completely. Corner stability wasn't really a gripe of mine but now it is like others have said "glued". And my biggest complaint was going with a knobby front tire and getting some high speed headshake ... GONE! Completely gone! WOW! For reference I have over 3500 miles on my 1190S, Trail Attack 2's with the stock damper and Dunlop Trailmax Mission tires with the stock damper with 20wt fork oil, and now the HyperPro RSC. I cannot wait to try this damper off-road! I'm very impressed if you cannot tell.
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  18. DARKRYDER

    DARKRYDER NoNoob

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    Very nice. How many clicks from zero damping did you set yours at? It sounds like 5 is a good starting setting for street use.
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  19. Paul Revere

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    I think I am at 6 or 8 I cannot remember.
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  20. Radarninja

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    I’m new to this type of dampener - the stock or RSC.
    How does the RSC compare to a Scott’s or something similar?
    The price range isn’t all that different.
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