Re: Steering Dampaner
I'm going to repeat what conq said. "Damper".
Having said that, dampers are used to prevent (reduce) head shakes and at an extreme tank slappers. It has nothing to do with "riding hard" as they can occur at any speed. They occur under accelleration and are not limited to the track by any measure... Picture this, you are going out for a twisty ride and get on the gas exiting a corner. You happen to hit a pot hole or tar-snake or crack just as the front wheel gets light at the exit... What happens? Your handle bars start oscillating... you butt's tensing.... the bike is pitching side to side now... you are heading into on-coming traffic.... you fill your draws with the brown stuff... you eventually regain control after practically having a heart attack.... you then ride right to the dealer, pick up a frigging damper and install it. Problem solved.
Litre bikes of our generation truly need a damper.
(edit: Sorry Conq, typo with your name)
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Last edited by nomad; 04-08-2004 at 12:23 AM.