I am looking at getting a Steering Damper but just trying to find a good one that is out there. Any suggestions? :O
i have always said a 600 (or 636 for the pedants) :satisfied: doesnt need a damper but i had a huge slapper (leave it!) last year while passing a car at max revs in 3rd or 4th.i dont have one, is there really a benefit to having one ? jw
I've tankslapped the piss out of my j2 at road atlanta in a race going around 90...which ended in me being "dazed" laying on the track, a red flag, and no recollection following the thought 'oh bawls, this could get interesting.'i have always said a 600 (or 636 for the pedants) :satisfied: doesnt need a damper but i had a huge slapper (leave it!) last year while passing a car at max revs in 3rd or 4th.
a light front over a crest and a couple of bumps was all it took.
depends on the bike, the rider and the road/track.i dont have one, is there really a benefit to having one ? jw
mine was shaking for the three years i had it and i was happy without a damper.Had my 1st shake of the bars today on my 1st ride but am happy with the feel without a damper. It was no tankslapper though, no mistaking when you have one of them!
Defo would go for a speed sensitive job or not at all if investing.
Yep, that puts you in 10-20% of peeps that may benefit. Lots of riders out there would never get a shake of the bars, let alone a full blown tank slapper. btw, steering damper is no guarantee of stopping one. I had a monster slapper on my R1 that nearly spat me off. All for the sake of being an @rse when pulling away hard on cold tyres. Luckily my @rse landed back in the seat! Maybe a quality damper instead of the $2 dollar job yam fit as standard would have worked better?mine was shaking for the three years i had it and i was happy without a damper.
a chain of events will come (crest of a hill, slight bump, full throttle and near max revs) as it did to me.... it was violent and ripped my hands from the bars :shocked:
mine is a speed sensitive one and out of the 15 settings it has i use the minimum setting 1 for town use and when the pace gets hot i up it to no more than setting 3. works a treat and i dont feel its there