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Old 11-11-2012, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Every kawi I've ever owned didnt have a damper on it and I've grown to learn how to ride without one until I tried toppin my 10 out and realized the headshake progressively got worse after about 170. I need some suggestions wich damper gives u the best bang for ur buck. Thanks

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Every kawi I've ever owned didnt have a damper on it and I've grown to learn how to ride without one until I tried toppin my 10 out and realized the headshake progressively got worse after about 170. I need some suggestions wich damper gives u the best bang for ur buck. Thanks

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I've got a Sprint on mine. Dialed back to just 3, cos you do need a bit of head shake when that front lifts on the bumps. No one wants a tank slap but flirting with a shimmy is the best.

I sound like a pillock here, but it's meant well.

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Old 11-22-2012, 06:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Every kawi I've ever owned didnt have a damper on it and I've grown to learn how to ride without one until I tried toppin my 10 out and realized the headshake progressively got worse after about 170. I need some suggestions wich damper gives u the best bang for ur buck. Thanks

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Scotts, Ohlins, GPR, Pitbull. They're all good.

As for getting headshake at high speed I would look at suspension setup, wheel balance and steering stem bearings being the cause.
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Scotts, Ohlins, GPR, Pitbull. They're all good.

As for getting headshake at high speed I would look at suspension setup, wheel balance and steering stem bearings being the cause.
Never used a pitbull, but I've played with the other three, all good setups.

I very much agree with the rest of the post - I'd start with wheel balance and steering stem myself.
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