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Join Date: Nov 2018
Re: Steering Dampers
Ive put dampers on every bike Ive had for the last 10-11 years.
As already said, you may never realise when one has just done it's job. Where i live they are valuable for road riding as the roads can be a little inconsistent in surface quality . . ..
I believe in the 'Better to have and not need, than need and not have' school of thought.
The universal kit is just a damper - the reason theyre bike specific is that some bikes can only be mounted in certain positions, and this can mean the damper requires a longer or shorter stroke.
The universal damper is designed to be flexible in terms of mounting position due to it's stroke length. - e.g a damper made to be mounted '916 style' will cause a problem with the rotation of the bars if you mounted it from the frame to the forks.
You will still need to buy the correct size rackets / fork leg clamps etc etc.
If you want one, I recommend paying the extra few bucks and getting the bike specific kit OR be patient, you'll find the come up on for sale threads on forums quite often and usually go for $200-$250 USD second hand