[MC-CHASSIS-DESIGN] Fwd: Steering dampers - a warning.

Brian vnvbandit at gmail.com
Thu Sep 9 07:50:44 PDT 2010

On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 9:16 AM, Patrick Mullen <pmullen.lists at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 12:52 AM, Chris Burgess <chris at chrisburgess.com>
> wrote:
> > I can't get on the throttle anymore as I'm wide open when this
> > happens.
> If I'd realized your reply was on the SV race list (which should have
> been obvious from your .sig), I would have responded differently.  On
> my screen with Google email threading, the subject line makes it look
> like this was the street riders list.  Still, getting on the gas is
> usually ideal but obviously not possible if you're already WFO.  :)
> ~Patrick
> --
> 2003 Triumph Sprint ST :: 2004 Suzuki SV650R
> 2000 Yamaha WR-400 :: 1975 Harley FXE1200
> 1979 Honda GL1000 Goldwing sidecar rig

I didn't realize how well a steering damper works until I tried one. At top
end my helmet would shake and I thought it was the helmet. Not so "my young
Jedi". As soon as I installed the steering damper, all "head shake" went
away. (pun intended)

~Brian Mullen


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