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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-15-2004, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Front end wobbles (oo-err)

Any help that you can give will be well appreciated.

Well, I've discovered why a modern sports bike needs a steering damper and am confused as to what to get.

From what I've read on the web, Scotts rotary dampers are the dog's back wheels and don't get in the way of anything. Anyone have any experience or know where to get in Singapore??

The Ohlins dampers appear to be good choices but I've read some negative reviews about mounting kits.

The hyperpros look great but I've read a few reviews about leaking seals, even on the modifed versions. Also, there are linear and non-linear dampers. Is the non-linear version necessary?

Fook me, I'm clue-less.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-15-2004, 10:33 PM
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Yes you are

Anyone know that a damper is a kind of Australian bread.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-15-2004, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cheers

Excellent bit of trivia, but the bike's handling won't be improved by a loaf of bread on the handlebars, now will it? Ya daft sod...

I'd imagine it'd be even less useful in the rain

Now there's a good topic for discussion: Baked products for the advancement of performance motorcycling....

(Not that you could call what I do "performance motorcycling")
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-15-2004, 11:22 PM
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You two been at the Bombay Saphire ?

A Fire Place with a steering wobble There is a surprise
I understand there was almost a re-call on the latest mode because of it.
Go Ohlins with the frame mounting kit if its available or second choice 916 style mount.

The Scotts damper was originaly designed for off road use, I wouldnt chance it Ohlins work

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One slice or two?

Wobbles? Surprised the Honda has the power to pull the skin off a puddin.... j/k

Agree that you want one tucked up to the frame and out of the way, am not a fan of the top mounted one's that you hit your helmet on down the straights. Dampner I mean, no idea how helpful a loaf of thick sliced would be?

Is it weird in here, or is it just me?
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Re: You two been at the Bombay Saphire ?

Bombay Sapphire? I suppose that you'd need some kind of 'medicinal' assistance to enjoy a debate on that subject

Thanks for that Monsieur Tug. The bike was wobble free until I forked about with the suspension and got a bit faster. Mind you, it corners much better now!

I'll look into an Urrlins when I buy a new rear shock. However, I spend a fair amount of time in the gravel so an off-road Scotts job may not be so bad after-all
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Re: One slice or two?

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Wobbles? Surprised the Honda has the power to pull the skin off a puddin.... j/k
Are you calling wor bike a poof?
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I suppose that could be a bit lost on some round these parts.

Mutha's tatoo is the bollocks though.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-09-2004, 08:27 PM
 
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Front end wobbles!!

Well i'm riding a 929 and had a matrix steering damper installed (tank mounted). Nice piece of equipment and cheaper to boot compared to the ohlins. Just get one fixed and say goodbye to front end wobbles.
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