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CB350 steering damper

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It's time to start finishing up the CB350 race bike. I'm asking for your help once more, it's now about a steering damper. I'm not sure what length to buy, I'll probably buy a Proflo
and mount it sililar to the photo below.
Just wondering if anyone can help me out so I order the correct damper?
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yeah, i see pro-flo is now selling the shindy/daytona dampers and thats what i've used on my 350. figure out the length and stroke needed. then all the old hondas have a threaded hole on the lower triple tree that you can mount damper to...same size. then, i just ordered one of the fork clamps and mounted it to the frame downtube instead(can't remember the size?). probably better to weld on a mount, but i don't have a welder.

best. tt
yup, what tt said (jesus, did I just agree with TT?)

feels kinda good, don't it. once ya start it's hard to stop.


yeah, that's what i thought too. but the stock cb350 forks are tiny at best. the first time i was on a track at speed i ran into my biggest slapper yet. damper fixed that. it's the easiest hundred bucks to throw at your bike. at least you know if wobbles are from tires, suspension, steering head, swingarm bushings, etc....worth it. scott, you agree?


what lostcause said. you want a damper slightly shorter when compressed than the short measurement (turned full right if using the hole already on the honda tripleclamp) and a throw that with the damper body is slightly longer than the long measurement (turned full left). i'll try to measure/look mine up to save you the hassle.

yeah a damper is a bandaid that fixes a symptom and not a problem, but even if i were perfectly set up, including my bigger forks, i still want the damper. tire wear, chatter, rough surface, something coming loose, over cooking a corner, bad body position, bad throttle contol, missed braking, etc.

pete and jack-

i'm using the short daytona/shinday damper pro-flo #22-D17-002. mounted to the triple tree in the existing hole on the right of the lower bracket and then to a "fork" clamp mounted just below the seam on the frame downtube (the skinny tube/ 35mm). on the short side, the damper rod just clears the right cylinder's fins and tucks in between both cylinders. again, the fork clamp on the downtube is the wanker way, those who are more skilled weld a bracket to the frame.

my setup is using about 60mm of the 70mm throw.
pete et. all-

pro-flo isn't the only outfit selling the shindy/daytona around, in fact i think these are new at proflo. oh, and Parts Unlimited distributes AllBalls, so most dealers will have access to 'em if you want to cancel proflo. hey pete, are you seeing my emails or does the Authority have me on parental block?


Edited by - ttilghman on Dec 19 2006 7:34:45 PM
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