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Greeeeetings folks: I just got my Shindy damper in the mail and it doesn't seem to mount correctly. I have the small damper, mounting to the hole in the lower triple tree, using a 35mm fork clam to the down tube of the frame. Running it to the right side of the engine. It really is close to the cooling fins on the engine... anyone got a picture of how they mounted their damper?

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exactly what damper and who's fins are you talking about.

i called pete and helped him out. he hasn't quite figured out the wanker way just yet.... you know, make it work, if it doesn't work, force it, if you can't force it, use a torch, if a torch cuts it off, use jbweld, etc.

actually, if you position the "fork" clamp just so on frame downtube, the damper rod will just clear the right cylinder fins and tuck in the head between the two cylinders.

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Edited by - ttilghman on Feb 28 2007 2:27:06 PM
 

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ask rookie george it was on my old bike.

oh yeah . . . now i remember. it didn;t hit the fins it hit the fancy exhaust collars I made. BUt I do remember it hitting the fins too. Just trying to get my post count up.

When are you leaving for VIR? I might go. Are you taking the pick up?

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yeah, i'm leaving friday AM as early as i can down a pot of coffee, and yeah, i'm taking the little red pixie truck...convoy? share-a-ride? clancypants is looking to hitch a ride from baltimore.

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im not going to hitch a ride. i just figured we could caravan. so we dont have to drive seperately.

as far as the steering damper goes, they always mount on the left side. never the right. that way you can adjust it on the fly. imagine getting a slappy in the same corner everytime at race speed and all you can do is look at the stupid thing and wish you could let go to adjust it.

left side.

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No No No Joe, they SHOULD mount on the left side. Stupid Sochiro set it up to go on the right. Wait, maybe he did it so you WOULDN'T adjust on the fly.

So right would be wrong? Another case of motorcycling reflecting life.

Left is the right place, just have to use a clamp on the fork leg instead of the tapped hole in your lower clamp. I welded a Harley-Davidson mirror stalk to my Honda frame for the damper to bolt to (I am using a NHK or whatever it's called) like so:

But on the other side as Joe said. Hey, I think thats Cmarsh's bike there.

Or you could do as I do, the reach around technique. Left hand over to right damper. Totally safe.



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quote:Or you could do as I do, the reach around technique
Well you are the master of the reach-around <img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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i knew that bike looked familiar. what can i say, chris is an idiot sometimes. besides, if it takes him to reach over the tank to make an adjustment to slow him down, even better.

that picture was taken before chris rode the 888 and realized the thing would slap going onto the banking at daytona. the stabilizer was mounted the same way, and he couldnt reach it. it is actually still mounted there, but come on, who really needs one of a relatively stock 350honda. im sure chris' built bike needed one though on occasion. im actually learning from chris' mistake.

and something else to remember, the original honda steering dampers were not adjustable! i ran the cb77 original steering damper on my race bike for years. didnt matter. never even looked at it. butit never slapped either. but it actually did work a little.

jc
 
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