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I am on the fence whether or not to install a steering damper. $602 is a lot to drop if it isn't worth it. How are you liking the Ohlins? Noticable difference?


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I am on the fence whether or not to install a steering damper. $602 is a lot to drop if it isn't worth it. How are you liking the Ohlins? Noticable difference?


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Picking up my 939 next weekend, but have been already going thru the same conflict. A steering damper seems like it would be a necessity, but for that price point, idk....


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I've never experience headshake on my Hyper 821 so I can't justify a steering damper for bling factor.. however I haven't played with the fork height or anything from factory settings making the bike more prone to shake.
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I agree with zibbit, I also haven't had any problems with my Hyper 939 SP. When I first got it, it felt a bit weird and unstable as I was coming off a GSXR 600 which is a super stable bike but once you put on a few hundred miles you get used to it and it feels just fine. I also ride with recommended suspension settings though. I tried softening the suspension a bit to lower the height (since I'm 5'8"/~173cm), but I did not like the way it rode so I went back to stiffer settings and barely tipy-toeing when I'm stopped
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[QUOTE=Vtwinftw;6289873]Picking up my 939 next weekend, but have been already going thru the same conflict. A steering damper seems like it would be a necessity, but for that price point, idk....

I have a 939SP. I found the steering getting light and shaky at high speeds while accelerating. Having experienced scary head shake in the past I installed a steering damper just to be sure not to have that experience again. I will be doing track days. If not doing high speed riding I would not have bothered. A Cycle World editor who did a long term test of the SP felt the same; recommending a steering damper.
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I followed the info, in this thread, from sxlova07. So I bought a barely used Hyperpro for $150 on Ebay, used some new parts from the ducabike Ohlins install kit and parts from the hyperpro install kit linked by sxlova07. The mix of parts works well; as does the Hyperpro.
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Picking up my 939 next weekend, but have been already going thru the same conflict. A steering damper seems like it would be a necessity, but for that price point, idk....

I have a 939SP. I found the steering getting light and shaky at high speeds while accelerating. Having experienced scary head shake in the past I installed a steering damper just to be sure not to have that experience again. I will be doing track days. If not doing high speed riding I would not have bothered. A Cycle World editor who did a long term test of the SP felt the same; recommending a steering damper.
See my pic above.
I followed the info, in this thread, from sxlova07. So I bought a barely used Hyperpro for $150 on Ebay, used some new parts from the ducabike Ohlins install kit and parts from the hyperpro install kit linked by sxlova07. The mix of parts works well; as does the Hyperpro.


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