I just put a scotts damper on my 03 yesturday. The kit for it juat came out and ordered it from kneedraggers.com. I think the top mount is alot better than a sidemount for crashability so i would check it out.
I was looking at the matris also but decided on the scotts over it. Main decideing factor on getting the scotts was that it was availible first. I would call kneedragers before you order the matris since i might not be availible yet. It was on the website but they told me they wouldnt be getting them gor about a month.
Anyoneg got the skinny on places to get a steering damper yet?
I was planning on ordering the kaw clips and then ordering the ohlen's sterring damper that works with the kaw clips. I have yet to find someone that can point me at the stock number for ohlens damper.
So that and any other steering damper option id like to see.
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ok I completly loved my 03 lightning Blue 6R untill today I got it 4 days ago and i just put 600 miles on it today. i changed my oil and filter put D209gp's on and got it ready for play day tommorow and I took it out with the GP's and i got the worst tank slap and it shook all the way through 4th any time i hit it in any gear up to 4th after about 11,000 rpm's it would get really light on the front end and felt sooo loose i couldn't even hit like 3/4 throttle, they need to make these damn things with dampers it really disapointed me but I'm still not giving up on it overall it's a great bike I love the way it corners but straight away accelerating needs alot of attention on the 03's I had a 99 6R and i never had a problem with that
Well i wouldnt suggest a damper to anyone your problem has to do with suspention. YOu need to change your suspention settings for the new tires and chances are the fors need to be raised in the tripples to compensate for the taller side wall of the new front tire. Call up dunlop or suspention place like gmd and ask them how muuch you need to raise the forks to compensate. Putting a damper on would only be a bandaid and if the bike geomitry as really messed up not a very good bandaid at that.
I keep hearing a lot about tank slapping on this forum with the 6r I have been running one of these bikes and spanking it mercilessly for the past month in the Uk and I have had the odd waggle but no more than any other sports bike I have ridden...... Oh The Uk ones come on Michelin Pilots not sure if that might make a difference....
Just fitted the Hyper-Pro top mount this weekend. All I can say is without out it I would have been on my back numerous times. My opinion, fit one now, or regret it later. I ended up on my back anyway but that was under the Billy Mitchell turn 13a at Road America and had little to do with the damper.
ordered the Scotts from the US finally .. i couldn't find it here in Japan... Will the installation be very labor intensive? I have the service manual and will that be all I need to tackle the installation?
from what i hear, the Scotts is the EASIEST of all the steering dampers to install. Also A good Idea is to also buy the special hex key bolts to prevent theft of your $400 unit. The ones that it comes with allow anyone with a hex key/allan wrench to be able to take your unit by just taking out 2 hew bolts. And they are a pretty hot item for theft.
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