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    R90/6 '76 removing steering damper

    The steering damper never worked on my /6. Well, not in the 6 years I've had it. Thinking of removing it after seeing a nice cafe version.

    Any issues there? It looks like it should come out pretty easily.
    My bike in front. The bike without in the back. Just another day at Duncan's Beemers in Maynard Mass.
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    My manual referred to "removal of wire retainers". There were none. A bit of leverage with a screwdriver popped it off. Mine is an R75/6 but the same year.
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    Fwiw mine had wire retainers but removing them didn't "release" it, still had to "pop" it off - ymmv

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    Center bolt

    What about the long bolt in the center? Did that just pull out?

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    Yes, it comes out the bottom after you remove the 2 small Allen screws that hold the steering dampener adusting mechanism. The rectangular box has a slide adjuster with a gear drive.
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    Very easy to do

    As mine was doing nothing, I removed mine. Took off bolts and it just came off.

    ps. Where in Arlington are you? I'm just over the line in Somerville and work at Quad Cycles on Mass. Ave. in Arlington.
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    Ps:
    Cool, I love Quad cycles. I live just up Robbins

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    A cafe BAGGER!!! I like the way the angle on the back of the bags kind of reflects the angle on the back of the seat.
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    Yes, dropped right out. Was surprised that the 37 yr old damper actually had a little life in it. I'll ride tomorrow to see if you really don't need it.

    Anyone have an opinion damper vs no damper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plehman View Post
    Anyone have an opinion damper vs no damper?
    A well set up bike, proper condition tires, etc., shouldn't need a damper. If you're running over cobblestones, rutted road, or pulling a sidecar, you could use a damper.
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    Damper set to "2" is good on gravel roads or on icy roads, and also keeps front end from wandering on rain grooves.
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