Steering Dampers - Yamaha R6 Forum: YZF-R6 Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
LiveFastDieLast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Toronto and London UK
Posts: 126
Bike: 09 R6
Steering Dampers

I know there are a lot of questions about running one on your bike from other people on the forum,
I am looking for opinions from experience on the two obvious styles available.

I have used ones like this on my DH bike not Ohlins but same design



Or



I understand how they work and why they are used, my question(s)
are what are the pro's and/or con's of the two styles?

I like the Clean look of GPR but would not want to run it if they don't work as well as the Ohlins style.
I looking for input from people on the forum here who have had experience with one or the other or both.

Thanks.


Keep your Knees in the Breeze
"Only two types of Whiskey I don't like, Dick and Throttle" - A Wise Man.
LiveFastDieLast is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 09:42 AM
A work in progress...
 
TheJokester3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 13,475
Bike: 07 Candy Red R6
Re: Steering Dampers


RIP Matt (Ghost R6). You will be greatly missed. Be smooth and the rubber turning till we meet again.


Quote:
Originally Posted by ak2007r6 View Post
"I refuse to tip toe through life to arrive safely at deaths door".
Quote:
Originally Posted by thedub View Post
There is more to squidliness than just your gear.
Build Thread
TheJokester3 is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 10:00 AM
Parts Pimp
 
ChiefSmokeDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: JerZ
Posts: 26,240
Bike: 2002 R6, 2008 R6
Re: Steering Dampers

It's definitely a different feeling between the linear and rotary one. I have both these. One on the A bike, one on the B bike.

They both do in fact work. Once I got used to and set the GPR correctly, I was happy with it and didn't need to think about it again! I still prefer the linear models though.

One thing I think is that the ohlins may not crash as well as the GPR from my recent experiences. But other than that, it's a matter of preference and affordability. The new new ohlins comes with a valve kit in it that was a $250+ option!! The initial movement feels better on the ohlins to me, and the adjustability is finer IMO as well.

CONTACT/EMAIL ME HERE

R6 ECU FLASH Click Here



My 02 Thread My 08 Thread
RIP BALLISTIK: We miss you Ricky!!!
Ask about:-STAHLBUS- -WOODCRAFT- -MOTUL- -FERODO- -BRAKE TECH- -BMC- -Battery Tender-LEO VINCE- -NGK- -EBC- -Canyon Dancer-
ChiefSmokeDawg is offline  
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
LiveFastDieLast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Toronto and London UK
Posts: 126
Bike: 09 R6
Re: Steering Dampers

I didn't even think about the difference in feel.. That definitely makes sense.
Was the new Valve kit to improve the damping? Or the fine adjust-ability?
I can see the Liner version being smoother as they have a longer stroke on the damping rod.


Keep your Knees in the Breeze
"Only two types of Whiskey I don't like, Dick and Throttle" - A Wise Man.
LiveFastDieLast is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 10:18 AM
I eat my R6
 
MorrowDeath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: N Ontario, CA
Posts: 2,723
Bike: OH FOUR R599
Re: Steering Dampers

Ive never used the ohlins damper before, but Ive had my GPR on my bike for 3 years now. I love how easy it is from the install to the actual use of the damper. No fine tuning needed like with some other dampers. Just turn the knob to the number that feels the best for you and just adjust from there. GPR's customer service is also great! They fixed my GPR damper from what was pretty much I thought a paper weight, to brand new again for only a service charge of $30 something dollars. GPR

"If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything"..... Marty McFly

STUFF FOR SALE

MorrowDeath is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
LiveFastDieLast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Toronto and London UK
Posts: 126
Bike: 09 R6
Re: Steering Dampers

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheJokester3 View Post
Just butter? or some flavor shake?


Keep your Knees in the Breeze
"Only two types of Whiskey I don't like, Dick and Throttle" - A Wise Man.
LiveFastDieLast is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
LiveFastDieLast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Toronto and London UK
Posts: 126
Bike: 09 R6
Re: Steering Dampers

Quote:
Originally Posted by MorrowDeath View Post
Ive never used the ohlins damper before, but Ive had my GPR on my bike for 3 years now. I love how easy it is from the install to the actual use of the damper. No fine tuning needed like with some other dampers. Just turn the knob to the number that feels the best for you and just adjust from there. GPR's customer service is also great! They fixed my GPR damper from what was pretty much I thought a paper weight, to brand new again for only a service charge of $30 something dollars. GPR
Can you feel with it engages? Or keeps a consistent feel all the time.


Keep your Knees in the Breeze
"Only two types of Whiskey I don't like, Dick and Throttle" - A Wise Man.
LiveFastDieLast is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 10:37 AM
A work in progress...
 
TheJokester3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 13,475
Bike: 07 Candy Red R6
Re: Steering Dampers

Quote:
Originally Posted by LiveFastDieLast View Post
Just butter? or some flavor shake?
Butter. It is a good question and I wanted to see what people said.

RIP Matt (Ghost R6). You will be greatly missed. Be smooth and the rubber turning till we meet again.


Quote:
Originally Posted by ak2007r6 View Post
"I refuse to tip toe through life to arrive safely at deaths door".
Quote:
Originally Posted by thedub View Post
There is more to squidliness than just your gear.
Build Thread
TheJokester3 is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 10:42 AM
I eat my R6
 
MorrowDeath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: N Ontario, CA
Posts: 2,723
Bike: OH FOUR R599
Re: Steering Dampers

The gpr damper is always engage. Even when its on 0 you'll still feel a hint of resistance .

"If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything"..... Marty McFly

STUFF FOR SALE

MorrowDeath is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 12:01 PM
Feedin the 6
 
R6'n-Santibanez's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: San Antonio,Tx
Posts: 144
Bike: 06 R6
Re: Steering Dampers

Heard the scotts damper was best
R6'n-Santibanez is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Yamaha R6 Forum: YZF-R6 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
this is why you use steering dampers eviljarv General Discussions 52 04-15-2009 01:20 PM
steering dampers mittens173 Appearance and Exterior Mods 5 05-06-2008 01:14 PM
steering dampers benderbrodriguez Suspension settings 5 09-28-2006 11:41 PM
Steering Dampers... SiK6SiX General Discussions 24 07-10-2006 12:51 PM
steering dampers R6rider04 General Discussions 3 02-17-2005 04:47 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome