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Old 10-20-2007, 09:54 PM   #1
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does anyone know if these dampers go bad after time, I rode home today and my bike seemed real easy to turn...almost no resistance i checked tire pressure and was fine...so can any one help...
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well....the stock steering damper isn't that great to begin with.....

as for the no resistance....check for busted seal on the damper
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well....the stock steering damper isn't that great to begin with.....

as for the no resistance....check for busted seal on the damper
If the seals are busted there should be signs of oil leaking - doesn't have to be much. If there IS oil around the stem that's your problem.
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yeah i looked but no signs of leak...i just know my bike feels way different in the front...you know no one knows our bikes better than us ...
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yeah i looked but no signs of leak...i just know my bike feels way different in the front...you know no one knows our bikes better than us ...
true....how much air pressure is in your front tire?
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what kind of tire? i would lower that pressure some. almost all street tires i would only run the most of 35 in the front...33 in the rear.

tire pressure has a major affect on riding as well. even 1 or 2 psi can change the way the bike feels
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don't go by tire pressure, that's the max allowed. Check ur vin sticker or go by owner's manual... pretty high for air pressure....
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As for the dampener, if there is a fill screw on the bottom of it, you can remove the dampener, screw and drain... get a small suringe, will w/ 90w oil and slowly pump the dampener(really good practice) until all the bubbles come out. I like to drain the suringe and refill with oil to make sure all the little air bubbles get out....

Just a recommendation if ur interested
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thanks for the tip....that did the trick....
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