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Anyone tried or see the need for a steering damper on the FZ6?
 

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Let us know how you make out. They are pretty inexpensive and I'm just not positive if it'd be needed on this bike.
 

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I pretty much ride hard (not crazy) everywhere I go and have yet to have a close call so I dont see the need yet either. Once i do have a close call it will most likely change my mind. haha.
 

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My previous bikes had dampers. I miss having one and have had some mild slappies happen on this bike in fast turns that had some unavoidable dips. It's a mod I will definitely get when more become available.
 

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Thanks for the input. The bike rides great & hard w/o one.

I like the cowl Xantri. Bike looks great with it. I'll bet it makes the faster silver one even faster! :D :D
 

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Too rich for my blood. Im trying to scrape up the money for a power commander then ill get my crash pucks installed and ill save the lower fairing kit for last
 

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My previous bikes had dampers. I miss having one and have had some mild slappies happen on this bike in fast turns that had some unavoidable dips. It's a mod I will definitely get when more become available.
This is because the front forks are WAY undersprung for the average American rider. They must think we weigh 130 lbs. Front forks are like marshmallows. For those who don't want to spring for a damper, a cheaper solution might be stiffer springs and/or heavier weight oil.
 

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"I like the cowl Xantri. Bike looks great with it. I'll bet it makes the faster silver one even faster"

>>thanks Zeu. it was pricey, but i really like the way the bike looks now.

"This is because the front forks are WAY undersprung for the average American rider. They must think we weigh 130 lbs. Front forks are like marshmallows. For those who don't want to spring for a damper, a cheaper solution might be stiffer springs and/or heavier weight oil."

>>yeah, the front feels spongey as hell. but won't stiffer springs not cause it to skip more in a bumpy turn? don' t get me wrong, i think it's something i want to do down the line if it'll make the bike feel right. just trying to make sure i get this sorted properly
 

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www.racetech.com ask for Brad as they are not yet listed on the site.

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what about those upgraded valves you can put in the forks? Sorry I don't remember the name, I will get it tonight and post the name tomorrow. They say they will make worlds of difference, and cost less than 150 dolars.
 

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I think I'll wait until an aftermarket front fork with variable damping is available. I'd guess it'd be very soon.
 
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