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

Randy Grein randygrein at comcast.net
Thu Sep 9 22:43:44 PDT 2010


Well, yes. From your description it was clearly a wobble, which is  
almost always controlled with a damper. Weave is much slower,  
insidious even.

Randy Grein, WMRRA #141

On Sep 9, 2010, at 7:50 AM, Brian wrote:

> 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
>
>
> www.motorcyclebandit.com/



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