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Steering Damper or Steering Stabilizer??

I'm debating to either get an adjustable steering damper or a steering stabilizer. What exactly is the difference?
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Just get a steering doofrickus... WAY better


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You have a gixxer 750 right. You want an Ohlins steering damper. Thats it close this thread. (but your bike come stock with one already) Just not Ohlins.
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You have a gixxer 750 right. You want an Ohlins steering damper. Thats it close this thread. (but your bike come stock with one already) Just not Ohlins.


But the stock one is not adjustable.
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And I heard the steering doofrickus is wwaaaayyyy expensive.
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And I heard the steering doofrickus is wwaaaayyyy expensive.
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the steering thingamabobs are way cheaper

rpg makes a good 1

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use zip ties, they are adjustable
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Ok. Seriously I guess there is no difference , just personal preference. So I'm going with Rider on this and just get an Ohlin's steering damper. And no it's not for stunting.
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steering damper = steering stabilizer

they are the same thing, they are just making fun of you.

Ohlins, GPR, and Scotts are all pretty decent brands.

Steering dampers aren't just for stunting, I have one that came stock on my bike and I love it. Steering dampers are a real good thing to get.

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I thought so but just wanted to make sure. It's all good.
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the stock damper on the 750 works really good for the street. i've tested it a few times. when i had an adjustable, i kept it almost to the loosest setting and never changed it. i don't like having tight steering.

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The steering damper on mine feels just a little too loose and i can't adjust it.
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Scotts/Ohlins Rotary Steering Stabalizer PWNS all else!!!




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The steering damper on mine feels just a little too loose and i can't adjust it.
does it stop the tank slappers? when riding at highway speeds, take you hands off the steering. check for oscilation, then lightly tap it to get it to oscilate. if it stops quickly, then it's working. if it continues to oscillate for a longer time, then you need to replace your steering head bearings and rebuild your OEM damper.

tightening the damper sometimes hides problems with the steering (which eventually gets worse over time).

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does it stop the tank slappers? when riding at highway speeds, take you hands off the steering. check for oscilation, then lightly tap it to get it to oscilate. if it stops quickly, then it's working. if it continues to oscillate for a longer time, then you need to replace your steering head bearings and rebuild your OEM damper.

tightening the damper sometimes hides problems with the steering (which eventually gets worse over time).

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I'm taking to my friend tomorrow who works at a bike shop and see what he thinks. for the info. Appreciate it.
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does it stop the tank slappers? when riding at highway speeds, take you hands off the steering. check for oscilation, then lightly tap it to get it to oscilate. if it stops quickly, then it's working. if it continues to oscillate for a longer time, then you need to replace your steering head bearings and rebuild your OEM damper.

tightening the damper sometimes hides problems with the steering (which eventually gets worse over time).

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It did on my buddies 2002 (maybe 2003, which ever year dumb ass honda tried tappered roller bearings in the neck) 954RR. BAD BAD BAD tank slapping at 130mph+ I had it happen to me and damn near **** myself.




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Scotts/Ohlins Rotary Steering Stabalizer PWNS all else!!!
pwns all except for the Ohlins linear damper... which pwns all else.
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Nah.. I would take the ohlins/scotts rotary anyday over shaft.




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Nah.. I would take the ohlins/scotts rotary anyday over shaft.
... notice that pretty much all race/track bikes use a linear type ohlins damper...
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