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1/16/2018 7:10 AM

I noticed some company’s are starting to sell them, I really don’t know if they been selling them? Do they actually work?

https://mojomotosport.com/products/ride-engineering-showa-24mm-steering-damper

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1/16/2018 7:12 AM

If you're looking for something to reduce headshake I don't think thats what these were designed for.

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1/16/2018 7:15 AM

ATKpilot99 wrote:

If you're looking for something to reduce headshake I don't think thats what these were designed for.

In stock valving they aren't very speed sensitive. They actually work better at low speeds and were more-or-less used by Honda to keep the front end tracking a bit better in ruts.

If someone wants to use them as a high-speed damper, they need to be revalved. Enzo and RaceTech both offer this service.

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1/16/2018 7:57 AM

I installed one on my '18 KTM 250sx and it made a huge improvement in how the bike handled. I revalved it myself and put in 15w fork oil. I've never had problems with head shake and this wouldn't help with that anyways. I noticed it more in turns helping to keep the bike from wanting to climb out of the rut and on high speed sand rut turns. Down the straights that were on the rough side I also noticed the bike tracked better and didn't skip around in the back end so much. I went with the 20mm stabilizer and used the ride engineering bracket as they recommended the 20mm for moto and the 24mm for off road.

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1/16/2018 8:15 AM

I have them on a couple of my bikes and I love them. I changed to some heavier fluid
and it works great. Just enough to get rid of that little head shake. I wouldn't
use it for Baja or high speed desert, though. For sure something like that you'd
want a proper Scotts deal or something.

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1/16/2018 8:16 AM

brandyn14 wrote:

I noticed some company’s are starting to sell them, I really don’t know if they been selling them? Do they actually work?

https://mojomotosport.com/products/ride-engineering-showa-24mm-steering-damper

Holy shit, $300? No, man. Pick them up all day on eBay for more like $80.00.
Change fluid and good to go.

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1/16/2018 10:34 AM

ATKpilot99 wrote:

If you're looking for something to reduce headshake I don't think thats what these were designed for.

ML512 wrote:

In stock valving they aren't very speed sensitive. They actually work better at low speeds and were more-or-less used by Honda to keep the front end tracking a bit better in ruts.

If someone wants to use them as a high-speed damper, they need to be revalved. Enzo and RaceTech both offer this service.

Factory connection revalves them too

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1/16/2018 10:39 AM

Just simply replacing the oe fluid with heavier makes a world of difference and they are very easy to work on.

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1/16/2018 10:47 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/16/2018 10:48 AM

I ran one on my 250sx. I revalved it with a racetech kit. I was attempting to reduce/eliminate headshake. The problem i had was that when its dead center there is a small dead spot if it is near fully compressed, so it was pretty ineffective for the purpose I needed. And if you dont have it valved so there is no dampening when returning to center it will actually make your headshake worse.

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