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fgclark123
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Steering damper

Post by fgclark123 on Mon 28 May 2018, 9:03 pm

Not sure if the 500 requires one, but thought I'd see what the approach is anyway. Anyone bothered installing one? Does it make a big difference? Thanks
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Re: Steering damper

Post by Jameshambleton on Tue 29 May 2018, 11:08 am

Unless you're running super sticky tyres and cracking the throttle open (not rolling on) making the front come up while exiting corners you don't need a steering damper.
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Re: Steering damper

Post by fgclark123 on Tue 29 May 2018, 6:56 pm

appreciated thanks.
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Re: Steering damper

Post by ANDYC on Wed 30 May 2018, 7:22 am

The steering angle on the cb500 is too laid back to need a steering damper.
Mine have always been rock steady.
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Re: Steering damper

Post by fgclark123 on Wed 30 May 2018, 11:44 am

you mean the angle between the forks and the road? cheers.

I sometimes notice a very lght wobble when cornering and at a certain low-ish rev count...
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Re: Steering damper

Post by ANDYC on Wed 30 May 2018, 12:45 pm

That's more likely to be down to tyres or suspension, possibly steering head bearings. 
A steering damper would probably make it worse.
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Re: Steering damper

Post by fgclark123 on Wed 30 May 2018, 1:12 pm

ok. to be precise, it's noticable when I decelerate, say from 40 to 20, without using the breaks or changing gear, so engine braking. if I rest my hands lightly on the bars, they start to wobble when the revs come down around 3.5k rpm... sounds familiar at all? thansk
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Re: Steering damper

Post by Jameshambleton on Wed 30 May 2018, 1:37 pm

Front tyre wear, common on bridgestones if your pressures haven't been maintained or at the proper pressure.

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