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  • Steering Dampener on a Kat

    I came across this link awhile back and thought I would share it. It's a pretty good how-to.

    http://www.geocities.com/wcarrothers/Katana.html

  • #2
    Cool link.........!

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    • #3
      Interesting link, but something that a Kat (esp. late model kats) shouldn't need if running without damage & with good, balance tires... The long frame geometry and wheelbase makes it an inherently stable platform, and one that will dampen headshake when it does occur... So the question I have is -- why?

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      =-= The CyberPoet
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      • #4
        Originally posted by The CyberPoet
        ... So the question I have is -- why?
        Some forms of racing require them.

        Lowering the frontend or raising the rearend will speed up turning but also makes the bike a little less stable. A steering damper would correct the instability.
        '92 Kat restoration/mod project

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        • #5
          A good link though for any that want to do it.
          Bike is sold

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          • #6
            Originally posted by floxera
            Originally posted by The CyberPoet
            ... So the question I have is -- why?
            Some forms of racing require them.

            Lowering the frontend or raising the rearend will speed up turning but also makes the bike a little less stable. A steering damper would correct the instability.
            right on point ! i lowered my front end and makes a huge difference in turn in speed - plus i regeared with sprockets so i drive out with more torque -i do feel the front end get light.
            - this may be in my future ( although i'd like a scot system )

            tim

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            • #7
              Actually wcarrothers was a KP member. Havent seen him in ages though.
              - Sufyan.

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              • #8
                sweet link...even if its not necessarily necessary...still would be nice to have, especially if regearing as previously mentioned.. thank you for the link 8)

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                • #9
                  Oh............it's a mandatory requirement for ECTA racing.

                  I just ordered one last week, but I'm planning on installing it ABOVE the fairing between the trees...........we'll see if my crazy idea works!
                  I've owned over 70 Katanas - you think I know anything about them?
                  Is there such a thing as TOO MANY BIKES?
                  Can you go TOO FAST on a bike?
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                  • #10
                    I wanna see pics when you got something going.
                    '92 Kat restoration/mod project

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