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Old 03-25-2009, 10:26 AM   #41
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yes they come stock on an '06 gixxer6. It'll be hiding under the fairing stay. Which is better? To me it doesn't really matter. I've had both kinds. One type is obviously easier to make adjustments on while riding, but for trackdays.......you don't want to be doing that type of thing anyway.
I adjust mine while riding all the time
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:27 AM   #42
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FYI
it's well documented that Nori Haga runs absolute min to no steering damping at all.
it's also common knowledge that he rides the front like just about no other.
He has also probably forgotten more about riding quick than most of us will ever know.
Just chucking that in the melting pot

me, I wouldn't ride without one and I like it turned right up **** those tank slappers and head shakes
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I adjust mine while riding all the time
Really? I'm on my first bike with an adjustable damper, and I adjusted post-session a few times on the first trackday. I haven't touched it since.
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Really? I'm on my first bike with an adjustable damper, and I adjusted post-session a few times on the first trackday. I haven't touched it since.
Different track=different settings. For TWS (Texas World Speedway) I crank that thing pretty tight but for MSRH I've got it a bit softer for example. I tend to set my dampers on the higher settings so I'm able to be a little sloppier with my inputs. But that's just me and setting are like a$$ holes...
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FYI
it's well documented that Nori Haga runs absolute min to no steering damping at all.
it's also common knowledge that he rides the front like just about no other.
He has also probably forgotten more about riding quick than most of us will ever know.
Just chucking that in the melting pot

me, I wouldn't ride without one and I like it turned right up **** those tank slappers and head shakes
It's also well documented that:

A) Most of us aren't anywhere near Haga's skill level.

B) Haga has had a propensity for throwing the bike down the track.

and

C) ANY U.S. based road racing organization REQUIRES a damper for the bike to be raced.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:47 PM   #46
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:49 PM   #47
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It's also well documented that:

A) Most of us aren't anywhere near Haga's skill level.

B) Haga has had a propensity for throwing the bike down the track.

and

C) ANY U.S. based road racing organization REQUIRES a damper for the bike to be raced.

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A) Most of us aren't anywhere near Haga's skill level.
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He has also probably forgotten more about riding quick than most of us will ever know.

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B) Haga has had a propensity for throwing the bike down the track.
apart from Spies so far this year, what world class rider doesn't

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C) ANY U.S. based road racing organization REQUIRES a damper for the bike to be raced
Haga has it fitted, just turned all the way down

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I do not know if this is a smart question to ask here, However(other than potholes or deep grooves in the freeways !!) Would the stablizer help the rider's comfort level / confidence? When it is terribly windy out there on the freeways? does it keep the front planted & save you from terrible shakes... ?
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I do not know if this is a smart question to ask here, However(other than potholes or deep grooves in the freeways !!) Would the stablizer help the rider's comfort level / confidence? When it is terribly windy out there on the freeways? does it keep the front planted & save you from terrible shakes... ?

Its only job is to damp "head" (defineted as forks + triples+ bars+ front wheel) shakes. Having lived in Oklahoma City for 3 years while riding on a bike without a damper I am completely baffled as to how a damper could possibly help when windy.
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:22 PM   #50
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Mike,
Even you would have to agree that Nori has thrown it down, shall we say, a "bit" more often than most?

Back O.T., if you don't want to run a damper, don't.
Just don't be surprised one day when a tank slapper puts you on your head.
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:03 PM   #51
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I just wanted to get a good all around conversation going. I wasn't trying to argue if they were good or bad. The question was "Do you like your damper?" not "Should I get a damper?" More of a Pros and Cons, or a this bike that bike sort of thing. Like DLSGAP's comment. A friendly thread with friendly feed back. A couple of you even asked your own questions which is good information. But a few of you felt offended for some reason. not sure why. The questions asked after a comment were resonable and didn't flare from the topic or try to make anyone look stupid. So calling me names isn't cool ok. , next time you want to call me something say it to ME not the computer. I'm the guy with the Triumph Daytona 675 all red, look for me.
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If your sensitive...I'd stay away from MH. Lot's of good info in this thread for you to make a educated decision. TY's would be better than telling people to step to you fyi.
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Ok as long as we are discussing dampers. What is the difference between a damper and steering stabilizer?
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Ok as long as we are discussing dampers. What is the difference between a damper and steering stabilizer?
repost check a few posts before hand.
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I just wanted to get a good all around conversation going. I wasn't trying to argue if they were good or bad. The question was "Do you like your damper?" not "Should I get a damper?" More of a Pros and Cons, or a this bike that bike sort of thing. Like DLSGAP's comment. A friendly thread with friendly feed back. A couple of you even asked your own questions which is good information. But a few of you felt offended for some reason. not sure why. The questions asked after a comment were resonable and didn't flare from the topic or try to make anyone look stupid. So calling me names isn't cool ok. , next time you want to call me something say it to ME not the computer. I'm the guy with the Triumph Daytona 675 all red, look for me.
Re-read your thread title....

Are you serious about the rest of it?
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my best friend crashed and totaled his brand new cbr after riding for a year and a half because he caught head shake doing 105 ish, because of no damp. Ended up with a nice little visit to the hospital for 4 days broken arm broken leg and no more big toe! i say before you waste money on a slip on why dont u waste it on something that can keep you from eating the concrete =P
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