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    Steering Damper necessary?

    I know it would be for racing etc, But what about on just a street bike? totally necessary?

    with my limited experience, it would seem, at the angle you are positioned, with clipons, rearsets etc. your puttin alot of pressure on the bars and would seem easier to lose control over, a conventional sitting bike, but would like an "experts" opinion ..

    Also, if i did decide to go with one, im sure i can get one of the $50 ebay newer bike (gsxr) etc dampers to work instead of the 100+ ones online correct?

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    No Maybe, Not Exactly, Will work fine - but may need to purchase/make or steal mounting brackets.
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    pshaw. no. buy a good book instead.

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    I put one on my cb360 and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    from a 2006 gsxr 750


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    Unnecessary for any of these old bikes, honestly, assuming you are running stock or close to stock geometry, aren't running absurdly different sized tires front and rear, and/or aren't getting the front wheel off teh ground a lot in your 2nd to 3rd gear, or 3rd to 4th gear.

    These old bike, no, you don't need one.
    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...sic-motorcycle How to buy a used bike
    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...the-Cafe-Racer How to build a cafe racer

    It's like a Machiavellian 4-volume trilogy based on Hamlet senza misura with an ego-maniacal downs syndrome kid reading from a Rube Goldeberg-esque kindle.

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    I tend to run one on everything, but mlinder is right in that they probably don't need it unless you have changed the geometry a lot. I did feel the need to put one on my Ascot to quell the handlebar waggle at freeway speed after I put longer shocks on along with a change from a 19 to 17 inch front wheel. 5 try to keep a few GSXR steering dampers on hand and just stick them on everything. I won't pay more than $15 plus shipping from e-bay. The R1 damper works, too. I guess I better get a couple more since the one on the Ascot was my last.

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    my cb wobbles at 70mph. Now not so much.

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    Which CB? And what had you done to it?
    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...sic-motorcycle How to buy a used bike
    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...the-Cafe-Racer How to build a cafe racer

    It's like a Machiavellian 4-volume trilogy based on Hamlet senza misura with an ego-maniacal downs syndrome kid reading from a Rube Goldeberg-esque kindle.

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    CB360 and your sister and I go for long rides. She's a lil heavy in the rear.

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    Senior Member mlinder's Avatar
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    Weird, I got no sister. Sure it aint yours?

    Sounds like other issues.
    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...sic-motorcycle How to buy a used bike
    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...the-Cafe-Racer How to build a cafe racer

    It's like a Machiavellian 4-volume trilogy based on Hamlet senza misura with an ego-maniacal downs syndrome kid reading from a Rube Goldeberg-esque kindle.

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