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Old 03-26-2013, 07:27 PM   #21
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And even more funny. He asked a simple question. Was it better to have it loose or stiff. And still hasn't been answered.

The only answer that applies to this thread is everyone is different. Find a happy medium where the damper will control head shake and not cause the bike to stear to slowly. If the damper is cranked up ALL the way. Then you should UPGRADE!! To give you more adjustment. So riders preference
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:28 PM   #22
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oh my bad. I run fine with my stock Ohlins buddy.
That's you bro. Everyone is different. I need it stiffer than stock. Maybe he needs it stiffer. Maybe not.
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more of your preference. do you want it stiffer or do you want to loosen it up? .....................
first post.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:37 PM   #24
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That's you bro. Everyone is different. I need it stiffer than stock. Maybe he needs it stiffer. Maybe not.
True that. I mean he might just need more seat time on the bike
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first post.
Skipped over that. Good job to you for knowing correct answer

Please excuse rant haha
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:38 PM   #26
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True that. I mean he might just need more seat time on the bike
Or stock dampers just suck that bad lol
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:40 PM   #27
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Or stock dampers just suck that bad lol
Wouldn't it be better to say that stock dampers suck for the track and are ok for normal non-law breaking use on the street?
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:47 PM   #28
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Ok thank you umayr. One time was Sunday but I know I need practice
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Lol. I get it just keep adjusting till I feel good
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Wouldn't it be better to say that stock dampers suck for the track and are ok for normal non-law breaking use on the street?
Nope. Cuz I think they suck for that purpose too lol
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Lol. I get it just keep adjusting till I feel good
Bingo
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Oh and no question is dumb if you don't know the answer to it. Better to ask and get the correct answer than to try and figure things out on your own
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Lol. I get it just keep adjusting till I feel good
take that suspension to one of those shops! $30 dude! well spent and im sure many of the riders can back that up.
and then while youre down there you can ask one of the professionals why that might be happening.. maybe its body positioning or something else. they'll figure it out.
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And even more funny. He asked a simple question. Was it better to have it loose or stiff. And still hasn't been answered.

The only answer that applies to this thread is everyone is different. Find a happy medium where the damper will control head shake and not cause the bike to stear to slowly. If the damper is cranked up ALL the way. Then you should UPGRADE!! To give you more adjustment. So riders preference
Bro, bro, you even ride??
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Same bike, and no problems here. Not enough money to upgrade mine. You can have the oil changed and its said to improve the feel of it. One shop in town does it but they are not a sponsor here and it runs about 100.
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I think he just had bad tire pressure. Or bad lumpy front tire
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Loose - Cruising around town.

Stiff - Fast accelerating, high speed riding.

You adjust it according to the type of riding you will be doing.

The stock Ohlins dampers that come on the Kawasaki's are great. However, due to liability reasons they are equipped with a needle that allows the oil to pass through easier. That means they do not have the dampening power they are capable of. There is a local shop that rebuilds them and installs the standard (race) needle. If you are interested, I will PM you their info. As far as I know, they are the only local place that does it.

I recently had mine done, and for me it was worth the time and $$$.

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Loose - Cruising around town.

Stiff - Fast accelerating, high speed riding.

You adjust it according to the type of riding you will be doing.

The stock Ohlins dampers that come on the Kawasaki's are great. However, due to liability reasons they are equipped with a needle that allows the oil to pass through easier. That means they do not have the dampening power they are capable of. There is a local shop that rebuilds them and installs the standard (race) needle. If you are interested, I will PM you their info. As far as I know, they are the only local place that does it.

I recently had mine done, and for me it was worth the time and $$$.

$115+tax
That would be awesome
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