you only need a damper if your lifting the front wheel on the gas exiting a corner.. the wheel sets down slightly off line from your direction, and it may help it from violently snapping into line. Or, if your racing and you end up off track and coming back on, the damper helps avoid the dreaded "tank slapper" .
For street riding, in my opinion, it does nothing more than look cool. Too many riders crank them up super stiff trying to overcome a suspension issue that should be looked into instead of cranking up the damper.
Have you checked your steering head bearings? that would be a place to start, as well as what others have said about tire PSI, and possible cupping of your tires.
How good is your front tire? Ride my friends bike with a worn out front abd it felt that way.
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efinitely check your tire pressure. On a soft carcass tire you will get the sensation that the bars turn the direction you are going. Try going out on cold tires but the pressure is set for off the warmers and you will know this.
Check those pressures! Under 20 MPH, the bike isn't a great maneuvering machine for me at all tho. I'll use the throttle clutch and back brake at low speeds like Nate said. She wants to tip in, let the clutch out a bit and keep er up, etc..