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Old 05-06-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
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Talking motorcycle parts flying high

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I want to put a steering damper in one of my bike (in Dallas where I work). I had the damper shipped to Houston (my parents since they'll be there to sign for it). Anyways, I work a week & off a week. On my week off, I usually travel or go back to Houston. Anyways, this coming off week, I'll be in Houston to hang out & pick up the parts...and will fly back to Dallas the following week.

Anyways, enough of the zapping. My question is will the airline will let me carry this damper (metal) thing on board? After this 911 (thanks again Taliban!!), we can hardly bring anything on the airplane. I don't want them to confiscate a $500 damper.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:53 PM   #2
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Why should they confiscate it? Call the airline and ask. I wouldn't worry too much about it. It's not a sharp object.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:55 PM   #3
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you'll probably have to check it at the gate with luggage........i don't think they'd let you on with any blunt metal object.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:57 PM   #4
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I've flown a ton ( a million flight miles) and carried all types of things aboard. You should not have a problem with with your damper. Ensure that it can be inspected very easily, i.e. not taped up in a box. Be prepared to patiently describe it to a non-moto person. As long as you are reasonable and expect to be delayed a bit, you won't have a problem.
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Only concern I would have is if a dampener has compressed gas inside. I'm not sure the luggage/cargo area is pressure controlled or not. Compressed gas and thin atmosphere don't mix.
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:14 AM   #6
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Yea I'd call, they might be afraid youd dampen them all to death.
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Old 05-07-2009, 06:11 AM   #7
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Only concern I would have is if a dampener has compressed gas inside. I'm not sure the luggage/cargo area is pressure controlled or not. Compressed gas and thin atmosphere don't mix.
probably not an issue since dampeners are sold and shipped by air everyday...
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:39 PM   #8
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I would expect that they would ask you to check it but shouldn't be a problem. I am not sure calling ahead would help any since the person on the phone is likely to be clueless.
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:53 PM   #9
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I would expect that they would ask you to check it but shouldn't be a problem. I am not sure calling ahead would help any since the person on the phone is likely to be clueless.
yup..just called..they were clueless..
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Check it.

Why'd you pay five bills for a damper?
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Check it.

Why'd you pay five bills for a damper?
and this is for a ninja 250 which you don't really need one. Can you believe it?
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Old 05-07-2009, 06:11 PM   #12
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are you flying out of IAH? if so , gimmie the details on your flight and ill see what i can do. but you shouldnt have an issue. they will def want to take it out of the bag and look at it.. so same us the time and put it by your shoes in the tray.
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and this is for a ninja 250 which you don't really need one. Can you believe it?
*sigh*

Retail blows. You'd been better off ordering from Patrick/Sunny/etc
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