Re: Damper and summer riding gear.
Couldn't tell you about steering dampers, however I do have two cents to throw in for summer gear. I've got two jackets that I wear in the summer, an all leather AGV jacket with vents, which is ok up until about 75 degrees, when it gets really toasty. I've also got a Tourmaster Intake, which is a 3-part jacket consisting of a perforated synthetic outer layer, which contains all the padding. The second layer, which zips and snaps out, is a wind proof/waterproof layer. The third layer is a thermal layer that zips into the second layer. I find that this breathes much better than any other jacket I've had. The downside is that it is not waterproof if you wear just the outer layer, so you have to account for carrying the second layer if you are anticipating rain.