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Re: Do the benefits of a steering damper outweigh having it mask front end feedback?
I would say 'Yes' they're more for insurance the anything else. But.......if they masked feedback, got in the way, took up space, ( I'll add one) and extra weight, Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez, Jonny Rea, etc etc etc would not be using them. Lets say for example your railing through a turn, knee on the ground, hit the apex and start rolling on the throttle a little to aggressively. All of a sudden "RAA!", the rear tire breaks loose. In a instant your front and rear wheels are not in line with each other. And your 10ft in the air looking down at your bike like an "out of body experience", thinking how bad its going to hurt when you hit the tarmac, if your chest aint hurting already from slamming off the tank when the rear tire suddenly regained traction right before it pitched you off. If you would've had a steering damper it would've slowed down the whole process of getting your wheels out of line with each other and you would have time to react before "all hell breaks loose". So the question goes, "What happened in turn 10 Mr. Roadrace Person"......"Well Mr. Commentator, one second there wasn't enough traction and the next second there was way too much traction."
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