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Old 06-15-2008, 08:09 PM   #1
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problem with my damper any ideas

a i have a 2007 zx10 and took the old one off and put a gpr 4 on and the bike sways left to right. someone told me the head bolt had to be torque right on the money. does any one know the torque that it should be at and would that cause it to sway?
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Old 06-15-2008, 08:40 PM   #2
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It sounds like you've got the damper adjustment set too tight. Try backing it off and see if that helps.
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Old 06-15-2008, 09:14 PM   #3
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i turned down to 0 it still does it i out the old damper back on the bike and it rides fine is it possiable its a bad damper even ralph came over and said its the damper he road it and said he was scared!
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Does it mount in the same location as the stock one? on the triple bolt?

Do the threads have castlated nuts on them? Wondering if the additional thickness of the component mounting on the triple center nut is causing the rack to not allow freedom of movement.
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the old one mounts to the right side of the handle bar and in front of the tank and the new one mounts in front of the tank and on the head bolt right in the middle of the fork you know what i mean its just a bracket that bolts in between the but and the bolt isn't a castle bolt!
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I was wondering if the there were castlated nuts under the triple center bolt so that the bearings weren't being tightened w the additional thickness of the dampener mounts... that would overtighten the rack and even on the lowest setting would cause hard movement of the rack.

Older bikes w/o dampeners use that for an old trick. It wears out the bearings faster but allows them to ride wo holding the bars.
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It sounds like something may be keeping the head bolt from tightening down all the way so that the bearings are not fully seated. If you have some way to lift the front of the bike so that the forks are free you can push/pull on the forks to see if the forks have a lot of play or slack in them. If you can't lift the front you might be able to turn the damper all the way down and turn the forks left to right and see if you feel any play or a clunk going from side to side.
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a there is no castle nut the damper was order from Motorcycles Unlimited for this exact bike i took some pics just can't figure out how to post them! on my phone!
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its the loose nut between the seat and handlebars
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how do you fix that the loose bolt under the handle bar i don't are no other bolts it looks like lots of washer with groves in them and a bigger washer over them with a tooth in to hold them in line.
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its the loose nut between the seat and handlebars
ha ha ha! are you a comedian?
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A couple of possibilities:
The damper setting is too tight.
Someone may have turned it too much causing it to be set too high.
Refer to the installation instructions for resetting it to zero, if you have a V4 and someone's turned the dial a few times it's a bit more that just turning the dial back to zero.

The mounting is binding.
Make sure the mount sits flush with the upper triple tree. Make sure the damper body doesn't touch anything but the mount.
Make sure the arm only contacts the frame mount by the tank and is not dragging anything.
Review the mounting instructions and make sure that you haven't skipped a step.

The unit is defective.
It happens. If that's the case, bring it up and we'll send it to GPR for warranty.
Also bring all of the associated brackets, instructions etc. as they may just swap out the unit.

If you'd like, bring the bike and damper up and we'll check it out Tuesday
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ha ha ha! are you a comedian?
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your right

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