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looking for a used damper for my new 929...gpr is preferred but im open to anything. on a tight budget due to college bills but i gotta cure this headshake..dangerous!

lemme know what you have
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looking for a used damper for my new 929...gpr is preferred but im open to anything. on a tight budget due to college bills but i gotta cure this headshake..dangerous!
You do realise the damper does not cure headshake?
It merely hides it from the rider. If you find the cause and fix it then you won't need the damper.
 

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You do realise the damper does not cure headshake?
It merely hides it from the rider. If you find the cause and fix it then you won't need the damper.

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** I still have one but it's not to cure headshake. I like a tighter feel to the front end because I ride the front tire a lot!!!
 

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** I still have one but it's not to cure headshake. I like a tighter feel to the front end because I ride the front tire a lot!!!
I don't run dampers because I work the front hard so I want the maximium possible feedback from the tyre.
 

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You do realise the damper does not cure headshake?
It merely hides it from the rider. If you find the cause and fix it then you won't need the damper.
definitly true, i understand that..i have ran dampers on all of my bikes and will continue to with this one. i will definitly have to look into the cause of the headshake and take care of that if i feel it is necessary as well.
 

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bumpp keep getting sniped last second on ebay..frickin frustrating! still looking for one
 

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Bladeracer- I've heard this many times, but please list possible causes from A to Z. I picked up a Scott's shortly after the bike only because of the old roads around me being somewhat "poorly maintained" During hard acceleration when I am winding out 3rd and 4th the bike has at times shook. Sometimes it will start to shake and settle down, other times it will go into violent tank slaps. The roads have a somewhat high crown, minimal potholes and a tight ribbon effect/appearance.
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Bladeracer- I've heard this many times, but please list possible causes from A to Z. I picked up a Scott's shortly after the bike only because of the old roads around me being somewhat "poorly maintained" During hard acceleration when I am winding out 3rd and 4th the bike has at times shook. Sometimes it will start to shake and settle down, other times it will go into violent tank slaps. The roads have a somewhat high crown, minimal potholes and a tight ribbon effect/appearance.
Thanks, Bob
Tyre condition, road condition (some roads are always going to push the bike around), wheel bearings, steering bearings, steering rake, rebound and compression damping settings, fork oil weight, swingarm bearings, wheel alignment, shock linkages and bearings, fork bushes, bent forks (or anything else that requires you to "steer" the bike to keep it going straight - including any asymetric aerodynamic load or side wind), riding position - the list is probably endless.
Modern sportsbikes do move around, they're designed to so they steer fast with minimal rider input. If you are trying to fight the bars you will actually cause the slapping by feeding counter loads into the bars.
During hard acceleration if you are sitting up or back the front tyre is probably barely touching the road.
 

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I have had a damper on all my bikes and have saved my ass many times...try dropping your fork tubes 10-15mm thru the triples...put more weight over the front and helps with headshake..also make sure your front tire is properly balanced. Check your settings on your forks and make sure they are both set equally even if its not set right, as long as they are working the same its better than nothing. Check head bearings and make sure the triples are tightened down to spec...its in your dumb little OEM manual.
 

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I agree you need to locate the problem giving you the headshake and repair it, but i think the 954 and the 929 needs a damper because of there tendency to have tank slappers, I know not everyone agrees with me on this but i put about 10k on my 954 before i had a bad tank slapper and the bike is set up for me, all it takes is 1 tank slapper that you do not recover from to cause a wreck. there has been a couple times since i put a damper on my bike that it saved my ass but the roads here in maine are not the best either. honda put a factory damper on the 1000rr there must have been a reason for that possibly experance from the 954/929.
 
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