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Re: Sean's R3W Steering Damper kits ready to ship

Postby sean0262 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:30 am

Howdy all. I thought I'd jump on here and clear up any confusion regarding the installation of the R3W Steering Damper kit.

#1: the R3W will fit all Ural models equipped with the "Leading Link" front fork system. That includes all modern Urals as well as older models.

#2: with all modern Urals, it is not necessary to remove your OEM steering damper as long as it has not yet began leaking. From all input, we have found that if equipped with an R3W Steering Damper. The R3W will prevent the OEM Damper from failing. Because the R3W will absorb 90% of the forces applied to the front end. Another plus is you can dial the OEM Damper along side the R3W to give you firmer dampening.

#3: older Urals equipped with the OEM friction damper. You do not need to remove the friction Damper. However it is recommended that you back it off to give it the least amount of friction. However if you do choose the remove it. You will be able to reverse your handlebar risers. And bring your handlebars slightly closer.

Each R3W Steering Damper kit is just $138.80 that includes shipping. I ship USPS priority mail. So you should receive your R3W Steering Damper kit within 2 to 4 days depending on your location. To order just send $138.80 through PayPal to sean0262@yahoo.com
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Re: Sean's R3W Steering Damper kits ready to ship

Postby dogboy443 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:57 am

Payment sent through PP. Thanks Sean.
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Re: Sean's R3W Steering Damper kits ready to ship

Postby BinDerSmokDat » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:10 am

BinDerSmokDat wrote:Installation took about 45 minutes, most of that removing the strut bolts. And fidgeting with the damper angle mounts to keep them at the correct angles while tightening the hardware.

I don't know why the instructions say to jack the bike and raise front wheel, I just removed the nut, only problem is the bolt is little short, with barely enough thread. I used some medium strength Loc-Tite until I can pick up a longer bolt.


Just wanted to provide an update. The damper has now been on two challenging rock strewn Central PA off-road rides with a lot of pavement thrown in and just completed the longest JDH hunt in history with mud, tons of whoop-de-doos, bumps and jumps.

The damper performed great, no problems and I've never even come close to bashing it.
I never even bothered to replace the shortish bolt mentioned above.

There is ONE small detail I feel should be mentioned, it's more a function of design than a product fault.
The stock friction damper provides a steady, predictable amount of resistance. The force is the same starting off from a stop to taking a bump at full speed.
A hydraulic damper resists proportionately to the input it receives.
It's similar to taking your hand and slapping it down on the surface of water, versus slowly bringing your hand down and pushing through the water.

So when you are going slow, the friction damper has plenty of resistance, while the hydraulic damper feels a little mushy, but quickly responds and controls oscillation.
On the other hand, at speed, a big bump can overwhelm the friction damper, especially off-road, but the hydraulic damper absorbs it better.

So just be aware. The hydraulic damper is the infinitely better product and the bike is much more under control especially off-road.

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Re: Sean's R3W Steering Damper kits ready to ship

Postby roscoau » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:42 pm

sean0262 wrote:#1: the R3W will fit all Ural models equipped with the "Leading Link" front fork system. That includes all modern Urals as well as older models.


Has it been shown to fit bikes with the chair on the left side?
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Postby sean0262 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:51 pm

Yes, it also fits rigs with the chair on the left.
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Re: Sean's R3W Steering Damper kits ready to ship

Postby windmill » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:36 pm

Hedwig wrote:Any update on a kit for the Retro's


+1

The folks at IMWA told me the 2018's will have a new and improved damper, but I would like having the option to take it up another notch.
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Re: Sean's R3W Steering Damper kits ready to ship

Postby DanFromVegas » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:06 am

Just ordered one! I have had my 2017 Gear Up for less than a week. While learning to fly the sidecar there were some pretty crazy oscillations. I hope this helps :D

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Postby tgtrotter » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:05 pm

Sean is an honest enthusiast and I like to call a friend.

There is a history to his dampers. I'm not going to splain it here but I do know prior to installing one myself that
Both my '99 Tourist and '07 Patrol had oscillation issues as DanfromVegas suggest . But mine came from deliberately yanking the bars. Yep. I do that $#!+. Happened on every Ural I test rode too.. Installing The R3W on the Patrol totally eliminated any oscillation or as I call " the death wobble". Completely gone and unable to replicate.

Second. The R3W will not fix bad alignment, lean in/out or road crown. It makes dealing with those discrepancies less strenuous.
Third. When I want to swerve and hack and knife the bike on or off road the effort and predictability are improved with the R3W. ☆☆☆☆☆.

It is a solid product and no question for me be in my personal top "need to have versus want and cost" list. I'm a performance guy and the R3W performs. :cheers:
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Re: Sean's R3W Steering Damper kits ready to ship

Postby DanFromVegas » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:54 pm

OK! It came yesterday and I installed it today. On the 2017 Gear Up there is no need to jack up the front or remove the bolt. The bolt is inserted from the inside out so you only have to remove the nut. :D Pushing the rig around the garage it is noticeably stiffer going from lock to lock. Not bad, just different. I only had time for a quick spin around the parking lot. I’ll ride more tomorrow. So far it looks like top quality construction.

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Postby DanFromVegas » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:57 pm

Took my passenger for a ride. It doesn’t transform the Ural into a sportbike but it eliminates the loose wobbly feel. Even my passenger noticed the difference! I love it! Worth every penny! :D

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Re: Sean's R3W Steering Damper kits ready to ship

Postby Gwtg » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:56 pm

Product came lickity split. Install was easy and as others said the bike never tracked better. A couple bumps in the road that used to shake the front wheel were hardly noticed. Next weekend I will be on a longish ride and I expect a lot less fatigue at the end of the day.
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Postby dogboy443 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:49 pm

Finally got mine installed. I had to lift up my bike, used a floor jack to take pressure of the front because...my bolt is inserted from the outside in. Once I took it off the shock sagged so I had to lift the bike. I reinserted the bolt inside out for next time. Toughest part was that damn tub support brace and it's bolts. Wicked tight and tough to reach down and get ahold of. Once I got it off and set up the Dampener, it was great. Started raining afterwards so I will try it over the next couple days. Pushing it around, it felt great, smooth action. Nice job Sean.
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Postby sean0262 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:34 pm

Howdy all, Holy cow it's winter already. I swear my Grandparent were right when they us to tell me the older you get the faster time flies by. I turned 50 just this November. 2017 will go down as one of the hardest years of my life. Having the last 3 surgeries out of 7 from my motorcycle accident in 2015, unwittingly divorced after paying my wife's debt off and sending my step-daughter to college, Having to move from my home, and becoming a single Dad raising my teenage daughter full time by myself. They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. In this case I must be one hell-of-a badass by now.... I do however have to thank the strong outpouring of emotional support by all you, my friends at Soviet Steeds. For if not for you folks. I would have felt like I was going through this turmoil all alone.
which brings me to the subject of my R3W Steering Damper kit. Unfortunately I am forced to have to raise the price a little do to my suppliers raising their costs to me. The price is now a flat $150. USD. However US shipping still remains free. I'm truly sorry for having to do this. I've found that it is difficult to keep up with rising material costs. Thank you all so very much.
Hey Folks, I'm looking for a solo Ural motorcycle. Any machine will do. from a Wolf, Solo or just a rig without it's sidecar. drop me a PM
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Re: Sean's R3W Steering Damper kits ready to ship

Postby dogboy443 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:42 pm

Stay strong brother, take care of yourself and your girls.
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Re: Sean's R3W Steering Damper kits ready to ship

Postby Penrod » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:47 pm

The damper is still a bargain.
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