Originally Posted by ChiefSmokeDawg
How do you like the damper? I'd love to hear feedback on em! the pricing on them and the GPR's is silly right now.
Well, first, you worked to get me the unit even after the shipping error from your supplier; that in itself was worth the price of admission, at least to me. I highly value the personal touch and attention to detail (such as, asking for my specific td date so you could get it to me in time), so the customer service aspect/purchase experience was top notch, but I think everyone here has figured this out....
As for the damper itself:
I really like it for a rotary style (can't compare it to a linear unit); very easy install and stupid simple adjustments. Also, for someone that is concerned with getting under the tank often (as I am) this is a quality option. I swap front tank covers for track days in order to install my ETI tank sliders w/o having to compromise my clean covers that when the bike is on street duty..Yes, for the sake of vanity...
I do live in LA after all...
I must admit, that I've only had 1 track day with the unit and minimal street hours, so a more in depth review may be in order. With that said, I could probably give some of my thoughts.
I've been told a few times that I should not really feel a damper until the moment I need it so I initially decided to set the unit to have a low input because I didn't want to work harder to push my bars. Since I have a decent baseline setting, I also didn't want to feel something different on the bike, when say, gunning it out of a turn or running up on a high speed bank (when the front tends to get lighter) but I did feel a difference - a better one. After the install, I quick went out for a quick romp and running over cracks when on the gas I didn't notice the quick twitch I'd normally get when settling back down, if I did, it was less pronounced.
On the track (and I'm not that fast yet), it gave me a bit more confidence to hit it out of a turn and not worry soo much about the front getting light and wiggling around when settling down (if that makes sense). I've never really had issues with slappers but I've had slight wiggles before and those are still no fun at all and I figure it's a relatively cheap insurance policy.
I have to admit though, I wasn't really a huge believer in dampers until later that track weekend when a fellow member almost had a high-side (seen here:
) but saved it, also using this very damper. When I asked him if he felt that the damper help at all, he simply replied "absolutely!"....I was sold, after being sold...