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Re: Steering Dampner saved my Ass

I was out this morning with a friend and his 600RR. *I was taking up the rear position and got heavy on the gas coming out of a right hander. *Hit a bumpy patch and the handlebars jerked left-right-left about 4 times sharply and quickly before it was over. *I looked down at my steering dampner and sighed a big one. *Then I cranked up the slow speed setting (left knob) as it was set a little soft.

I was and I am still happy (as a retard in a clapping contest)!!!
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Theres a spot on Lake Huges that always make my front end shake real hard, not loke to lock hard, but enough to wake you up *I've always had a dampner so It woudl probaly be alot worse without one.

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I felt pretty good about my damper last week at Mid-Ohio....wet tar snakes in the kink (T5 ~120mph) made a distinct wobble in the front end...never had this in the dry there even at faster speeds....spooky feeling, but never hair raising.....

I think Red Rider's bike was doing the exact same thing...just at a faster pace...

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Re: Steering Dampner saved my Ass

so do you think buying it was a good investment now?

Do unto others, before some prick does it to you!

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Re: Steering Dampner saved my Ass

Glad to hear you made it through safe and unhurt!
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Peteism for the day: Dampers are for weenies.



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Okay tough-guy. *The gauntlet has been thrown (no hiding behind Pete). *Come ride the Crest w/ me. *Crest Linky *I've got a room you can use. *1st night to rest up, 2nd night to recover. *

Seriously though, I've got a room for you, if you ever want to experience motorcycling at it's finest.
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Are dampers worth the $ if tankslappers aren't an issue?
I've put 6000k miles on my 929 since last november and never had 1 tankslapper. Not even a teeny tiny one. And my front wheel is in the air quite a bit. What gives?
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fusion929rr : Are dampers worth the $ if tankslappers aren't an issue?
I've put 6000k miles on my 929 since last november and never had 1 tankslapper. *Not even a teeny tiny one. *And my front wheel is in the air quite a bit. *What gives?
I've put 13k miles on my 929, and this was the first time I've felt the handlebars get out of control.

Steering dampeners work. I'm a believer.
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Baketech : I felt pretty good about my damper last week at Mid-Ohio....wet tar snakes in the kink (T5 ~120mph) made a distinct wobble in the front end...never had this in the dry there even at faster speeds....spooky feeling, but never hair raising.....

I think Red Rider's bike was doing the exact same thing...just at a faster pace...
I'm a firm believer in dampers. I've had some front end wag both at Grattan and Mid-Ohio and truly felt the Scotts kept everything under control.

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fusion929rr : Are dampers worth the $ if tankslappers aren't an issue?
I've put 6000k miles on my 929 since last november and never had 1 tankslapper. *Not even a teeny tiny one. *And my front wheel is in the air quite a bit. *What gives?
Yes, they are, and here's why: even an Ohlins is cheaper than a single panel on a 929/954, so the first time you have a tankslapper the damper will pay for itself several times over, in bike damage alone. Also, don't forget that this a product that you might have for life, changing brackets as you change bikes.
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fusion929rr : Are dampers worth the $ if tankslappers aren't an issue?
I've put 6000k miles on my 929 since last november and never had 1 tankslapper. *Not even a teeny tiny one. *And my front wheel is in the air quite a bit. *What gives?
I have had this same dillema...I have NEVER had a tank slapper...I think because I am a pretty slow rider...and I am a fat ass? But all the stories I have heard about the 929 being light in the front and so many other people getting them I felt it was worth it. I also got a really good deal on one. I consider it extra protection that maybe I will never use hopefully. Plus...since I love the bling factor...the damper just looks really cool...so for its good for bling and for safety!

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AsianImage : I have had this same dillema...I have NEVER had a tank slapper...I think because I am a pretty slow rider...and I am a fat ass? *But all the stories I have heard about the 929 being light in the front and so many other people getting them I felt it was worth it. *I also got a really good deal on one. *I consider it extra protection that maybe I will never use hopefully. *Plus...since I love the bling factor...the damper just looks really cool...so for its good for bling and for safety!
- except for the fat ass part . J/K AI.
And the fact that I paid full pop for my Ohlins from DK.
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