dont have an answer for your question, but FYI they're called "dampers" not "dampeners"
yes a damper will take care of the shutter you mention. A tank slap would be caused by getting one of those "shutters" you speak of, but at a very high ratedaviepoy said:Honestly I've only been riding 4 months, so I have yet to figure our what 'tank slap' refers to. Sounds like I don't want to experience it in any case.
I was thinking the steering damper would help mitigate the shutter in the handle bars that I get when I hit deep cracks or grooves in the road at less than a head-on angle. Is this accurate or should I save the money and just get used to it?
well, mine wasn't a waste of money. I ride my bike hard and keep up with most in the twisties. There have been several times that I've hit potholes and deep cracks in some places that would scare me, now I barely know they're there when riding the same roads. If you've ever ridden in NY you'll understand.slyfox said:On a Monster, especially a 620......... you DON'T need it. DON'T waste your money...
Why not on a 620?slyfox said:On a Monster, especially a 620......... you DON'T need it. DON'T waste your money...
This is another one of those mods that can suck you in before you know what's going on. On average you can get clip ons for initially less money than a steering damper. It all depends on which one of each that you are interested in.Thumper said:Mac, what are the price differences between clip ons and the damper? I'd actually like to get a set of clip ons, but I feel the triple tree would look goofy with the bar riser holes still sticking out a bit.
How's that? Not trying to start an argument...actually curious. I have one on my M900 and my wife's M620 had one. The only thing I can think of is having one turned up too high (for lack of a better description) makes low speed handling a little more difficult. ??? Not a big deal though if you just remember you have one and that you have to overcome the resistance when turning the bars.Thumper said:But, if you don't know how to use it, a steering damper can CAUSE you to crash. So, don't use it if you don't know what you're doing.