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Old Mar 31st 2013, 05:27 PM   #1
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High speed crest

I ride at a track where the fastest straight starts before a blind crest and the front end of the bike always gets light/airborne over that crest at around 200kph. When the front gets light the bars flap a bit and I was wondering whether the steering damper tightened a little might help that or doi just need to suck it up?
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Old Mar 31st 2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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A tightened steering dampener will help with that. Give it a go.
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Old Mar 31st 2013, 06:41 PM   #3
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When the front gets light the bars flap a bit and I was wondering whether the steering damper tightened a little might help that or doi just need to suck it up?
Yes
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Old Apr 1st 2013, 05:34 AM   #4
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Is that 'yes tighten the steering damper' or 'yes suck it up'
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Old Apr 1st 2013, 06:46 AM   #5
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Is that 'yes tighten the steering damper' or 'yes suck it up'
Well, yes. Just kidding, my experience has been the damper helps with fairly fast/violent shakes but doesn't eliminate them all, so you'll probably have to suck it up too!
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Better learn how to turn the bike on one wheel too while you're at it.
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Old Apr 1st 2013, 09:29 AM   #7
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Haha! Will try the steering damper and tighten the sphincter muscles.
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