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I'm pretty confident that the stock one ON the bike isn't doing much anymore after 25 years...
It might be worth a bleeding top off with some Fork oil?

On my K5- the OEM actually worked by simply taking it off, bleeding the air out, and topping it off with fork oil.
HUGE improvment. I didn't even change all the oil out!
However there were no signs of it leaking any oil either.
Over the more than a decade, I guess small amounts of air get in there over time,
it cause the first 1-2 cm of movement to be 'un dampened'
that first 1-2 cm of travel of the damper IS where it needs to do most of it's dampening however in most cases.

Just my 2 cents.
 

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It might be worth a bleeding top off with some Fork oil?

On my K5- the OEM actually worked by simply taking it off, bleeding the air out, and topping it off with fork oil.
HUGE improvment. I didn't even change all the oil out!
However there were no signs of it leaking any oil either.
Over the more than a decade, I guess small amounts of air get in there over time,
it cause the first 1-2 cm of movement to be 'un dampened'
that first 1-2 cm of travel of the damper IS where it needs to do most of it's dampening however in most cases.

Just my 2 cents.
In many cases the old dampers are sealed and not serviceable. That is the issue I have. I was discussing it with Bill and he made the point that if air got in through the seal around the shaft it is likely no good and will continue to allow air back in again after it is bled.
 

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"On my K5- the OEM actually worked by simply taking it off, bleeding the air out, and topping it off with fork oil."
My K6 was the same. Fooling with it became tiresome. It completely went away with an Ohlins and I can easily adjust the damping level.
 

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Ok, well I just received the Fleabay damper. It is an FX Racing brand (possibly a knockoff) and seems to be functional, and of good build quality. I will post some pictures before, during, and after install.
 
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Ok, I lied... I am terrible at getting pictures, much less posting them. The FX Racing Damper seems to work very well. Easy to adjust too. For the price, I can recommend it for sure.
 

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Ok, I lied... I am terrible at getting pictures, much less posting them. The FX Racing Damper seems to work very well. Easy to adjust too. For the price, I can recommend it for sure.
You know the rule. Pics or it didn't happen. Don't leave your oil boiler brothers hangin. I need a damper too.
 

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Well, it will be a picture of a broken bike with a new damper on it, LOL. I'll see about getting one tonight.
 
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I 'hung' the front of my bike by the frame sliders yesterday.
Moved the bars back and forth. Yep, OEM damper that I bled a few years ago still doing what it's supposed to do.

That adjustable one looks nice!
 

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Oh, I like that. Nice little unit Sir.
 

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This is on a '95 750? NIce!

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You goona ride on that front tire? LOL
 

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Front tire is new. Just dirty as hell from my cornfield excursion. Bike is in a "rebuild" state.
 

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Killer rug though. Just sayin.
 

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LOL, that is my garage floor. I guess it was used as an office years ago. I like it. Beats laying on concrete, and keeps the noise levels down.

It doesn't react well to welding though, LOL.
 
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