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Old July 2nd, 2018, 08:37 AM   #11
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I've been thinking about dropping the tree. I remember really liking the results on my R6, but that was many years ago on a much different frame. I'm just worried this bike is so geometry sensitive that I'll throw it severely out of whack.
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always stable up to the max speed of 145
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Old July 2nd, 2018, 09:41 AM   #13
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Give it a shot, I played with fork height and it does make a difference. Eventually I settled on stock as a good balance of stability and flickability.

The only bike I've ridden with a damper is my XR and it's incredibly stable, but also very strange to muscle around a parking lot where lots of steering movement is required.
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Old July 2nd, 2018, 09:56 AM   #14
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can't you adjust dampening on the fly?
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Old July 2nd, 2018, 05:25 PM   #15
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The only bike I've ridden with a damper is my XR and it's incredibly stable, but also very strange to muscle around a parking lot where lots of steering movement is required.
Yeh, I've managed to get an R1100S to shake at the track which ran right off the track (I wasn't in control). Hitting the grass broke the oscillation and I was able to ease back onto the track but several positions down. I had a steering damper BUT had turned it all the way down because it was a PITA to turn at lower speeds and forgot to turn it back up on my track day. Learned my lesson and turned it back up and didn't have another problem the rest of the day...passing R1s with a boxer is FUN...
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Old July 11th, 2018, 11:57 PM   #16
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Installed and freight train steady above 90 now.
*NOTE: For those that install the Ducabike damper mount (or probably any other mounts out there), the ignition cover bolts are theft deterrent and not easy to remove. I guess they have bolt heads that shear off or are removed from factory. You'll have to use vice grips or a stud puller to free them and there's not a lot of room to swing tools. You'll most likely ruin the threads doing this as it's the only non-polished surface to grip. So, better be good with those vice grips because you're not getting the cap nuts back on after the first attempt.
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