Hadnt really thought about that Thanks!! Will Check into it.If you're not on the track just swap out to tapered roller bearings in the steering head.
There is the True Ducati MS spirit I was looking for... Someone who would question my personal taste and add nothing to the conversation. Yes I think the Storz look better than the oddly shaped scott pod that sits akwardly on the tripple.You think this looks better than the Scotts?Why don't you just run a bungee cord between the fork and frame?A rear shock from an 85' Honda Civic would work too!
Thank you!!! It was late lastnight so I guess thats why I couldnt find it. Here http://www.storzperf.com/np_hpmtdamp.html it is for $389 too if any one else is interested. I think I am going to see If I can just buy the mounts because there are better lookin options for the actuall damperdamper kit #22903 2008 Ducati Hypermotard 420.00
a civic shock will work? lol...What colour bungee should I use...You think this looks better than the Scotts?Why don't you just run a bungee cord between the fork and frame?A rear shock from an 85' Honda Civic would work too!
I rode the Hyper approx 5000mi, with lots of wheelies and a couple of Track-days, and never ever had even a twitch, UNTILL....once at Buttonwillow Raceway halfway thru the track-day around a flat corner before a straightway that I had done about 20 laps already, and WHAM! my POS 2CT broke lose, sending me into a FULL lock to lock tank slapper down the straight away!! I was flying around like a monkey Fu*king a football!! I was forced into the dirt, (boy was I glad) which slowed the bike down enough for me to regain control, (LUCKY) The guy behind me who saw all this gave me a thumbs up for my aerobatics.I agree, unless you're getting headshake there's no need. Ducati puts steering dampers on their models that NEED it because of aggressive front end geometry. Steering dampers ALWAYS spoil handling so think twice. Double check your suspension settings especially rear ride height if you're having difficulties.
I totally agree with this... I know using a damper to settle the front is just masking the symptoms, but there is something about knowing that a full on tankslapper is not going to happen.I this was a positive move for me, my bike feels more settled & smoother on the road & track, but the biggest thing the damper did for me was to give me back some of my confidence, even if its just perceived. To this day with many track-days under my belt, I have not had a repeat of the "tankslapper" (thank GOD)
And just to clarify, I did have my suspension set-up for me by the suspension gurus. Aloha Alex