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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know if the RR steering damper will fit onto the standard Dragster?
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Check one of the sites that sell parts and see if it is the same part number.

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Check one of the sites that sell parts and see if it is the same part number.
Unfortunately my base model Dragster doesn't come with a steering damper, so I don't have anything to compare. I've seen a few standard dampers and mounting kits floating around 2nd hand (presumably the RR owner has upgraded and is flogging the original) so was wondering if the RR damper/mounts were a straight fit to a base Dragster.
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Thanks - is it a straightforward bolt on or do you know if additional work is required?
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I suppose one other obvious question - is the standard RR steering damper any good? If it is I'd rather spend 200 on a decent second hand one than 400+ on a new Matris or Ohlins. I've just spent enough already! :-)
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I suppose one other obvious question - is the standard RR steering damper any good? If it is I'd rather spend 200 on a decent second hand one than 400+ on a new Matris or Ohlins. I've just spent enough already! :-)
Hi mate, I think it depends what you are expecting from it. Is there a particular reason why you want to get one? Maybe an issue you are having?

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Hi mate, I think it depends what you are expecting from it. Is there a particular reason why you want to get one? Maybe an issue you are having?
A very good question! While researching the potential purchase I came across a number of articles which mentioned how the Dragster benefited a lot from a steering damper as it could shake its head violently under acceleration. There is at least one video review which showed it too. It made me think this is probably a wise investment, especially if I can get a good one for not a lot of additional outlay.

I haven't had any issues but then I only got the bike 2 days ago and it has been pissing down here, so it has been tucked away waiting for a dry road. :-)

I should probably add that I've been riding an original VMax for over 20 years so I'm paranoid about bar shake!

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Ah k, I'd suggest riding it for a bit first. See how it feels under normal conditions.

If anything feels uncomfortable or out of place:

-Check tyre condition and PSI
-Have suspension settings personalised to you
-Be aware and adjust, if necessary, your grip on bars. Need to have a relaxed, non stiff arm approach too
-Also make sure you are gripping the bike with knees and not wearing flappy clothes

Once you are sure non of the above is out of place, then consider getting one imo.

After all is said and done, there's no harm in getting one if you really feel you need it. Just you may be able to put that money towards some other cool trinkets

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