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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 2006, 9:06 pm Thread Starter
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Talking Steering Damper

Need one for my 2000 750SS race bike. I know it's important, but don't want to spend a small fortune on one. Anyone have one they want to get rid of, or know where I can pick one up for a decent price? Thanks!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 2006, 1:03 pm
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I could give you a racer discount on a new Ohlins unit but there not cheap-Ken
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 2006, 4:00 pm
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How not cheap are they... BTW.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 2006, 11:04 pm
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I've been looking, too...

Everywhere I look they seem to only make them for the 74X and 99X bikes. I can't seem to find any website from which to buy one, much less two websites to compare them.

ANy links anybody?

While we are on this topic, does your bike shake the front end a little when you are hard on the gas (the tire might be just about to lift off the ground, but it's not in the air yet...)? Also, when I crest small hills the front unloads and shakes, too. Not a lot, but enough to let me know something is going on.

Now, is this normal for these bikes? And am I right in thinking that a damper will eliminate most of this, and will pevent it from turning into a tank slapper?
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 4th, 2006, 9:15 am
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Don't know much about them (except they make a real nice street tracker set up for Sportsters), but Storz Perfomance offers a side mount. Website say's the price is $330

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 4th, 2006, 9:59 am
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The race orgs make the damper a requirement. The SS is quite stable with standard geometry but they do have steering head bearings that are often overlooked. Keep them lubed and well adjusted. The shake issue is often attributable to this issue. The tapered roller bearings in the ss come from the factory with only the smallest amount of lube and there is no seal to keep out the elements. Also, those bearings seat and wear in over time. This aspect of the SS is often overlooked in my experience.
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