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Old 03-26-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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i have what some may call a stupid question

I have a 09zx6r and was wondering is having A more stiff or loose steering dampener good or bad. Also if stiff is better what is a reasonably and good dampener
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more of your preference. do you want it stiffer or do you want to loosen it up? as long as you're not getting violent head shake then I would say its safe to say you've accomplished what you need to with the dampener and you can safely/easily get your bike around where you need to (where its not too stiff) ... if you dont mind me asking, why do you want to consider changing the steering dampener on your bike? the only reason I added one to my bike recently was because if i was pushing the bike, out of turns and hitting the gas the front end would start shaking.
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Dampener is only useful when you hit the track. It minimizes the "tank slapper" feel if you in counter one.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:07 PM   #4
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Too loose, your steering is more responsive and sensitive. Too stiff, harder to steer and of course less responsive....
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Because I feel the stock one doesn't have enough adjustment. Also I've had a little shake coming out of a corner like twice
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I have the same stock ohlins. And they are fine...all it is is more seat time at the track.
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If you think your damper isn't doing its job, then you are prolly doing things you shouldn't be doing on the street.
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Because I feel the stock one doesn't have enough adjustment. Also I've had a little shake coming out of a corner like twice
Then it may be a good idea to purchase a different one, I have GPR and that it suppose to be a good brand and it works fine for me so far, I like it. ohlins, scotts are also very good brands.

oh to consider solracer's comment, I should have mention I was getting head shake at the track.. I would occasionally get it on the street if I was hittng the gas hard and the roads are bumpy in my area.
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I have seen people run below 2:00 at msrh with no dampener.
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Dampener is only useful when you hit the track. It minimizes the "tank slapper" feel if you in counter one.
What the are you smoking dude? Steering dampers help on the street too. That's like saying your bike is only supposed to be a racebike and never have a use on the street
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Actually before you go out and buy another steering dampner, go to motorcycles unlimited or house of paint and get your suspension adjusted for your weight and riding style. HOP will do it for free, motorcycles unlimited will only charge like $30. but they both do a good job.
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Because I feel the stock one doesn't have enough adjustment. Also I've had a little shake coming out of a corner like twice
Upgrade it. Stock dampers suck.
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Ok thank you umayr. One time was Sunday but I know I need practice
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I really wish some posters would learn about what the they are talking about before posting.
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oh wait.



I didnt know you bought a motorcycle finally? hehe
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Are you holding the bars too tight?
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I really wish some posters would learn about what the they are talking about before posting.
oh my bad. I run fine with my stock Ohlins buddy.
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