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Old 02-21-2020, 09:36 AM   #1
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Gen 2 Steering Damper

Had a few great track days now I’m thinking some formal instruction.
One of requirements is a steering damper.
There seems to be a wide range of prices . Obviously starting with the China stuff up to a $600.00 nice unit .
Does anyone have a decent unit the would be willing to sell ?
Can some provide some feedback on the lower cost units .
This year I have added a quick shifter and Penske shock .
This damper requirement was not in my plan
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Old 02-21-2020, 09:45 AM   #2
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I swapped out the stock damper on my KTM for a $30 chinese one. The chinese unit is adjustable, and from about 1/3 of the way from lowest adjustment up, it provides better damping than the stock one. So, works better new than the stock one, and if it fails, I get another one for $30. Simple, cheap, effective.

How anyone can justify spending $600 on a controlled orifice is beyond me. These are not complex devices, and their job is nowhere near as demanding as suspension shocks.
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Old 02-21-2020, 11:08 AM   #3
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Are you sure you need a steering damper on the FZ? How much, if any, is the fork pull-through?
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Old 02-21-2020, 11:33 AM   #4
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the issue with the Chinese ones is the brackets. i would never trust them.. plus buying shit from china.

I had a hyperpro on mine but it was mainly for looks, i kept it at setting 1 pretty much the entire time after my suspension was sorted.

You can pick them up used for $300 on here and ebay.
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Old 02-21-2020, 12:17 PM   #5
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I made my own bracket
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Old 02-21-2020, 08:02 PM   #6
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Gen 2 Steering Damper

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Thanks for the feed back
It is a “ requirement “ ...I thought of getting one of the China units and having it set on zero of that’s possible . I have China shorty levers and they have been great of course I changed out all the hardware .
Understanding the “ eye candy “ angle , I think I will go cheep . I have seen them with brackets .
Grommet can you tell me which one you got .
Again thank you for the info !
John in Colorado
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Old 02-22-2020, 07:40 AM   #7
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Not certain but they are all similar. Something like this.

I've put around 35k miles on the one I got. It's still working fine.
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