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post #1 of 9 Old 07-30-2008, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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steering damper

hey guys wondering if any of you guys have info on steering dampers
so far i have seen
matris http://www.exoticsportbike.com/matri...ing_damper.htm
bitubo http://www.rpmcw.com/products/547/Bi...ing-Damper.htm
and lsl http://www.motostrano.com/lslstdakit.html


just wondering if you guys can help out as i am currently looking to buy and wondering which is the best for the price

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-30-2008, 08:26 PM
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save the money and just stay light on the grips

most folks are just too heavy on the front end and exaggerating the input to the controls which leads to all kinds of stuff

if you MUST, well, i think the matris is the most trick solution but it is bucks...

again, having owned the my 919 since 02 i can honestly say i've never encountered a situation where i really thought a damper was needed and i've thrown more than just a little somethin at my poor, puny, underpowered parts-bin special

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save the money and just stay light on the grips

most folks are just too heavy on the front end and exaggerating the input to the controls which leads to all kinds of stuff

if you MUST, well, i think the matris is the most trick solution but it is bucks...

again, having owned the my 919 since 02 i can honestly say i've never encountered a situation where i really thought a damper was needed and i've thrown more than just a little somethin at my poor, puny, underpowered parts-bin special
True. But sometimes (many times, actually), you just want to "pimp your ride" and make it your own.

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post #4 of 9 Old 08-01-2008, 07:33 AM
 
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I never felt the need for a damper in my 10,000+ miles of riding a 919. My 954 is a different story - three head shake incidents within the first week convinced me that a damper is a must for this machine. Nary a problem since.

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Ive got a LSL on my Buell and really like it - Its fitted up well and actually works !
Ive also got an Ohilins on my Tuono, I really havent noticed it working, but, Ive only been on track with it once -
The Ohilins has more adjusabilty than the LSL and was cheaper - id would have gotten an Ohlins for my Buell, but , they didnt offer one -

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post #6 of 9 Old 08-01-2008, 08:10 AM
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Does the 919 need a damper?


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Every bike needs one if ridden hard enough ! !!!

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post #8 of 9 Old 08-01-2008, 01:37 PM
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It doesn't need one. Hard riding or not. Pimping is as good excuse as it gets. Unless one is planning on racing the 9er and the sactioning body requires them.

My 2 cents. Pimping is a good word to describe it. Since I don't see how the word custom applies to buying mass production parts off the net. Whatever happened to a good old welder and torch?

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post #9 of 9 Old 08-01-2008, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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alright i guess i dont really need it
this is my first bike and im in the learning stage
anyhow thanks guys

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