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TorontoKat
04-11-2007, 07:42 PM
Does anyone have a steering damper on their Katana?
Would you recommend this addition? How much did it cost?

Thanks everyone..

TorontoKat

teddy
04-11-2007, 07:49 PM
the only one I've seen on a kat is here: www.spedee.com problem is that the damper link is in japanese and i don't have the correct language pack! :lol:

Black_peter
04-11-2007, 08:09 PM
If you need a steering damper on your Kat you're riding it wrong or your front end is damaged.

If you want it for looks?
I can't help you.. I haven't done mine yet!
:lol:

md86
04-12-2007, 03:26 AM
If you need a steering damper on your Kat you're riding it wrong or your front end is damaged.

:yesnod

TorontoKat
05-09-2007, 10:08 PM
Guys the bike is brand new and I'm not riding it wrong. It handles great. I've just heard a few horror stories about hitting a speed wobble at high speeds and I'm wondering if anyone out there feels the steering damper would be a good addition.

I'm a new rider of 2 months and had my 1st real ride with 14 bikes this past week-end. 420kms in total for the day and it was awesome. We hit some high speeds on the home stretch on the highway and the Katana is very solid.

But like I said just wondering if the damper would help avoid any mishaps from a speed wobble.

If anyone has a damper out there on their Kat I'd love to hear about their thoughts.

Thanks!

TorontoKat...

chinto
05-09-2007, 11:30 PM
Guys the bike is brand new and I'm not riding it wrong. It handles great. I've just heard a few horror stories about hitting a speed wobble at high speeds and I'm wondering if anyone out there feels the steering damper would be a good addition.

I'm a new rider of 2 months and had my 1st real ride with 14 bikes this past week-end. 420kms in total for the day and it was awesome. We hit some high speeds on the home stretch on the highway and the Katana is very solid.

But like I said just wondering if the damper would help avoid any mishaps from a speed wobble.

If anyone has a damper out there on their Kat I'd love to hear about their thoughts.

Thanks!

TorontoKat...

As a 2 month rider, hopefully your not hitting any speeds that would even come close to causing you to wobble. I have topped out my kat 600 before and did not experience any wobble whatsover. I am also a fat bastage so my bikes top speed might be to slow with me on it :lol:

woobie
05-10-2007, 03:54 AM
On a supersport with the shorter wheelbase, more power and less weight a steering damper is no doubt a must have. But to be honest on a Katana it's probably a waste of money.

Black_peter
05-10-2007, 06:22 AM
Guys the bike is brand new and I'm not riding it wrong. It handles great.

Then you don't need one..

Sounds like maybe you want one.. but you're not gonna get us to tell you, you need one..

Junior
05-10-2007, 06:24 AM
On a supersport with the shorter wheelbase, more power and less weight a steering damper is no doubt a must have. But to be honest on a Katana it's probably a waste of money.

BINGO.


Don't waste your money. The Kat doesn't need a damper.

knight_rider
05-11-2007, 11:53 AM
On a supersport with the shorter wheelbase, more power and less weight a steering damper is no doubt a must have. But to be honest on a Katana it's probably a waste of money.

BINGO.


Don't waste your money. The Kat doesn't need a damper.


+1 to that

madkatana
05-11-2007, 06:23 PM
Ive had my katana out at 100mph for long distances and no problem of any kind or wobbles. I've also put it into the 125mph range a couple of times, handles great...Now the goldwing, it has a wobble at 35mph, heehee, gotta keep the tires aired up right or else...

slindsey
04-19-2011, 08:46 AM
I have a Katana 600 and have been riding for a long time. I think a steering dampener is a great thing to have on ANY sport bike. If you are gonna be riding over 50 MPH you should have one.

Black_peter
04-19-2011, 08:56 AM
BINGO.


Don't waste your money. The Kat doesn't need a damper.

As true today as it was 4 years ago...