Hyperpro steering damper - Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org
Honda FireBlade Discussion of the Honda CBR 900RR, Honda CBR 929RR, Honda CBR 954RR, and Honda CBR 1000RR Motorcycles.

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 Old 12-06-2012, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 09-09-2011
Location: Brantford,ON,Canada
Posts: 185
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 17
             
Hyperpro steering damper

During my last race weekend, after the endurance race in a downpour, the skies cleared and by SUnday am it was dry for sprint races, so I decided to try the Blade instead of the R6 in Lost Era Heavyweight class. I noticed that my Hyperpro RSC steering damper would allow the bike to shake it's head every time I was wheelieing on corner exits, or hard acceleration over bumpy sections of the track. I would wait till the back straight and dial in a couple more clicks with my left hand at WOT. Every lap the same thing occurred. It was like the damper wasn't working. I didn't notice any of that during the endurance race on the Saturday, but due to rain, obviously the riding was much milder and acceleration was much more controlled.

After finishing the race, I put the bike on stands and rotated bars back and forth. There seems to be about 20 degrees of motion right in the middle where the damper is dead, as in provides no damping or resistance. This is a new problem as it never happened before.
The damper was brand new when I got the bike a yr ago. I got the bike from a fellow racer who is Hyperpro sponsored so for an extra $400, he put it into the sale. I unpackaged it and installed it myself..however after I installed it, the bike sat in my garage unridden till July 2012, when it became our endurance racebike. I have also sprint raced it a couple times. I just can't believe that the darn thing would have a problem after 4 race weekends.

SOAR Novice #22
Streetbike 06 KTM 950 Supermoto
Vintage Racebike 94 YZF 750R
GTU Endurance Racebike 01 CBR929

Last edited by omnivore; 12-06-2012 at 11:52 PM.
omnivore is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org > Honda Motorcycle Models > Honda FireBlade

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
A valid e-mail address is REQUIRED. You will not have access to any site features until you activate your account using the activation e-mail that is sent to this address.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HyperPro steering damper lexy General Discussion 0 04-19-2012 7:07 PM
HyperPro Steering Stablizer / Damper for RC 51 SP2 *LIKE OHLINS* 98SuperHawk For Sale 0 10-13-2010 2:42 PM
929 954 Hyperpro Steering Damper, with kit dr_kno For Sale 5 06-10-2009 1:17 AM
FS: hyperpro steering damper 929rr biggup21 For Sale 5 11-06-2008 7:50 PM
New steering damper from Hyperpro JWHT General Discussion 7 04-17-2004 1:54 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome