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Just in case 1260 owners are wondering if a damper can be installed on a 1260 here it is. I wasn’t crazy about the Ducabike one that mounts on the tank, so I did some research and with help from this forum (Thanks Tim) I managed to fit the Enduro 2016 damper on the 1260. No mods or special non oem brackets needed. Straight bolt on.
Next step, I’m debating to see if a damper from a sport model or street fighter will have a slightly stronger damping since most likely it will slide right in the clamp or see if a Hyperpro would fit since there is one with a similar mounting bracket.
Fist picture is oem enduro damper on 1260 and second pic is the Hyperpro damper.
 

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Nice, thanks for the info!

The DVT doesn't *need* a damper so to speak, but I never really thought about whether it had one or not as all of my previous 3 bikes had one from the factory so it did catch me off guard one day when I was riding "at pace" over some hills and had a tiny tank slapper when the front went light.
 

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very cool! Thanks for being willing to be the guinea pig for the mod.
 

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Same here. I haven’t needed one on this bike but it’s nice to have for “in case shit happens”.
For me I’ve always had dampers on all my bikes and tend to run them on the very soft side. Most Öhlins Ive had I ran then at 6 clicks tops and GPR set to 2. I also like the feel of having somewhat resistance at the handlebars when that front wheel gets light.
It could be that for my likes the stock one could be just enough and won’t need an aftermarket one. Still haven’t test rode it to know. But I’m very happy it fits and it looks like an aftermarket one like Hyperpro will fit too. The Ohlins one might be too thick.
 

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If you have your parts list handy I'm sure that would be appreciated by many... this question has come up periodically over the years and the only aftermarket options were pretty invasive so I suspect this will be a popular thread for periodic resurrection.
 

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Heres the parts list. Number after part name is the quantity you need.
I have found improvement using the OE damper off the Enduro version. I have felt more confident in flipping the bike left/right being a bit aggressive. Just keep in mind its not adjustable and its not hard. IMO its just enough, basically it doesnt interfere with handling making it feel hard, but when something comes up such as a bump/hole or you ride a bit aggressive, its there.


#32 4601E481A MUDGUARD, FRONT 1
#33 77214371AA SCREW 3
#38 8301F191AA BRACKET 1
#39 36420171A STEERING DAMPER 1
#40 77156678B SCREW TCEIF M6X20 1
#41 8301F161AA PLATE 1
#42 80812251AA CLAMPER, STEERING DAMPER 1
#43 77110391A SCREW TCEIF M6X16 1
#44 88650141A O-RING 1
#45 7131C331AA SPACER 1
#46 77250728B SCREW TEF M5X12 3
#47 8301F151AA BRACKET 1
#48 84840011A BALL JOINT 1
#49 77214391AA SCREW 1
 

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Heres the parts list. Number after part name is the quantity you need.
I have found improvement using the OE damper off the Enduro version. I have felt more confident in flipping the bike left/right being a bit aggressive. Just keep in mind its not adjustable and its not hard. IMO its just enough, basically it doesnt interfere with handling making it feel hard, but when something comes up such as a bump/hole or you ride a bit aggressive, its there.

Me and another guy have been talking on the phone and found a 55mm stroke (same as OEM) aftermarket adjustable damper from K-Tech. We are trying to find out if the diameter of the K-Tech is close enough to the OEM so it could be a simple swap using the OEM damper clamp. So if anyone knows or has a K-Tech damper it would be great if you can get a metric caliper and measure the diameter.

#32 4601E481A MUDGUARD, FRONT 1
#33 77214371AA SCREW 3
#38 8301F191AA BRACKET 1
#39 36420171A STEERING DAMPER 1
#40 77156678B SCREW TCEIF M6X20 1
#41 8301F161AA PLATE 1
#42 80812251AA CLAMPER, STEERING DAMPER 1
#43 77110391A SCREW TCEIF M6X16 1
#44 88650141A O-RING 1
#45 7131C331AA SPACER 1
#46 77250728B SCREW TEF M5X12 3 (sold in pack of 5... so are 3 of those packs really needed?)
#47 8301F151AA BRACKET 1
#48 84840011A BALL JOINT 1
#49 77214391AA SCREW 1

$650 at ducati of omaha. A number of parts were superseded but DoO gives you the new number when you enter the old.
 

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Heres the parts list. Number after part name is the quantity you need.
I have found improvement using the OE damper off the Enduro version. I have felt more confident in flipping the bike left/right being a bit aggressive. Just keep in mind its not adjustable and its not hard. IMO its just enough, basically it doesnt interfere with handling making it feel hard, but when something comes up such as a bump/hole or you ride a bit aggressive, its there.

Me and another guy have been talking on the phone and found a 55mm stroke (same as OEM) aftermarket adjustable damper from K-Tech. We are trying to find out if the diameter of the K-Tech is close enough to the OEM so it could be a simple swap using the OEM damper clamp. So if anyone knows or has a K-Tech damper it would be great if you can get a metric caliper and measure the diameter.

#32 4601E481A MUDGUARD, FRONT 1
#33 77214371AA SCREW 3
#38 8301F191AA BRACKET 1
#39 36420171A STEERING DAMPER 1
#40 77156678B SCREW TCEIF M6X20 1
#41 8301F161AA PLATE 1
#42 80812251AA CLAMPER, STEERING DAMPER 1
#43 77110391A SCREW TCEIF M6X16 1
#44 88650141A O-RING 1
#45 7131C331AA SPACER 1
#46 77250728B SCREW TEF M5X12 3 (sold in pack of 5... so are 3 of those packs really needed?)
#47 8301F151AA BRACKET 1
#48 84840011A BALL JOINT 1
#49 77214391AA SCREW 1

$650 at ducati of omaha. A number of parts were superseded but DoO gives you the new number when you enter the old.
No. You just need 3 of the screws.

I got lucky cause I got the damper used off eBay and it came with half of the bracket.
All in all I spent around $320 total.

I’m wondering if there is another Ducati oem damper that has the same length and stroke as the MS Enduro one. There’s quite a few used ones on eBay.
 

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No. You just need 3 of the screws.

I got lucky cause I got the damper used off eBay and it came with half of the bracket.
All in all I spent around $320 total.

I’m wondering if there is another Ducati oem damper that has the same length and stroke as the MS Enduro one. There’s quite a few used ones on eBay.
At $300 I'd just get it... but at $650 I'll need to think about it for a while. :)

Wonder how many enduro guys upgrade their dampers and sell the old ones.
 

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Wonder how many enduro guys upgrade their dampers and sell the old ones.
And what do they upgrade to?
Good question. Lol. I’d like to know that too.

I’m thinking the streetfighter oem damper should have a harder damping force. Would be nice to get some measurements from an owner. They look identical. I’m saying this cause the damper I have on my dirt bike is actually made to be softer.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/113461381463
 

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Ok
So im about 290 into this.
Found a used 848 damper cheap
Got the enduro mount kit bolts right on
Will still look for an adjustable damper
But good start
Nice!

You have a DVT Multi correct?
I'm seeing 848 dampers on Ebay from $25 and up, if they are a direct bolt-on I'm going to pick one up and order the related parts.
 

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Ok more progress :)
After searching hi and low found a replacement for the marginal OE damper
You can Actually feel it working and it’s adjustable
Had to add a heli coli to the damper body clamp ( screws right into the M8 hole)
Cut the splash guard and I’m going to turn in my Steering stops just a touch so the shaft does not touch the radiator ( is minor and it’s really just touching the guard not the body of the rad )
Super clean install
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