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Old 01-04-2009, 12:14 AM   #1
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jsut got a steering damper and....

how long will it take me to get used to this??

Talk about a huge change, for the most part I like it, but in low speed corners, like under 30mph, I am VERY shaky. It really feels like it enforces counter steering and maybe even lowered the speed that i must counter steer at, while at higher speed or under harder acceleration the bike feels much more focused and controlled....
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:19 AM   #2
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i just set my bike to a mid point. you just gotta play with it. i have a GPR damper and i set it to level 5 on the street(out of 1-10) for the track i might go 6 or 7. it took me a lil bit also but my bike felt much safer IMO cuz if i let the handlebars loose at like 15 mph they would turn to the side.
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just change the setting on it and play with it. see whatever feels best for you and go with it.
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you get it from rojer?
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well right now i have it on 1, and it is the GPR damper. I had been told that f4i's have very loose steering from the factory and am now wondering if my constant small adjustments to counter that looseness are what is causing me to feel shaky now...
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I got it from luinstra (i think that is his screen name), bought it a week or two before Christmas, rode home with it on, and went to Hawaii for 2 weeks, and started riding again yesterday and its a big change since I rode a 1200 sportster with a hot engine in hawaii...
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i really dont know what someone would consider the right setting, in fact i would think there really isnt one. for everyday riding i set mine to a little under halfway and it works best for me. your just gonna have to keep messing with it and see what you like best.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:31 AM   #8
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Whats the difference between ohlins and this one?
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ohlins is a strut damper, however ohlins owns sotts, and they make a top mount, similar to the gpr.

if im running a damper on my bike its a gpr, i have always had great luck with them. as for my 1000rr i still have the hesd, and i dont really care for it, but until i can find just a bracket to mount up my gpr off my old zx6r ill leave it on.


you gotta get used to it, i immediatly LOVED any bike after putting a damper on it, makes every part of the ride better
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I have a GPR V.1. I set it on 3 at the track. It was rebuilt and can barely even turn the thing if I have it set higher than 5. As mentioned before, it's about preference.

I dont understand the "shaky" you are talkin about. Doesn't sound right to me. Should not be "shaky". Wondering if it needs rebuilding. I dunno.
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I think he is saying he doesnt feel comfortable with it under 30 like its iffy
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are there different models for the gpr?
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are there different models for the gpr?
they keep uprading them, i dont know if they have different models though.

i have a v1 and a v2, i think they are up to a v4 now.
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the version also seems to vary on the model of bike it is for as well.

but yeah under 30 the bike feels VERY twitchy, like when i am pulling out of a light making a turn, or riding in my neighborhood where i keep it below 25. its like i cant quite turn and i cant quite coutner steer so it does a little of both and i am wobbly....not sure if its me or the setting on teh damper.
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yup just ordered a v4
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...but yeah under 30 the bike feels VERY twitchy, like when i am pulling out of a light making a turn, or riding in my neighborhood where i keep it below 25. its like i cant quite turn and i cant quite coutner steer so it does a little of both and i am wobbly....not sure if its me or the setting on teh damper.
Ahh the magic of 2-speed damping on the Scotts unit
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The only advice I can give you is that while going ~30 on a straight road, if you feel yourself veering from side to side, or having to constantly correct your previous steering inputs, then you have it set to high. The veering is a side-effect of the damper being too tight.
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Ahh the magic of 2-speed damping on the Scotts unit
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The only advice I can give you is that while going ~30 on a straight road, if you feel yourself veering from side to side, or having to constantly correct your previous steering inputs, then you have it set to high. The veering is a side-effect of the damper being too tight.
its set at 1....out of 10! at low speed its very slightly shaky, its most noticeable going around low speed turns.
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only thing I can think of is either it has an issue internally, or there is some slack in the mounting or the steering pin, allowing it to wobble back and forth. You should bring it by Motorcycles Unlimited next week, just to be sure everything is OK.
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i will double check the mounting in the AM, and try riding with different damper settings as well. i was planning on going into Motorcycles Unlimited as soon as a new rear shock came in from ebay, was going to ahve them rebuild with racetech parts to match the stuff i have waiting for my front forks...
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Do you ride hard on the streets? Like very hard? Do you or are you intending on doing track days on this bike? What was your reasoning for buying a dampner? I didnt buy a dampner until my 6th or 7th track day. MY street bike still has the HESD stock dampner, and setting down wheelies, at an angle, because of the wind, is really the only time I have gotten head shake or lil slappers worth noting.

Just curious.

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