Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: White Mountains, NH, United States
[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.
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.
2016 Ducati 939 Hypermotard SP
2015 Hyperstrada. Wifes bike.
Last edited by todcp; Mar 20th, 2017 at 7:31 pm.
Reason: added info