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ive had more then a few times of that, walt (3rd-geer) was right behind me and thought i was going to be launched from the bike. its really only when i get tired or lazy with body position. i had money to blow so i picked up a nice ohlins damper but i dont expect it to perform miracles, if anything the head shake is always an indication to me that im doing something wrong and id rather it not be drowned out by a damper.


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i had money to blow so i picked up a nice ohlins damper but i dont expect it to perform miracles, if anything the head shake is always an indication to me that im doing something wrong and id rather it not be drowned out by a damper.
Ohlins will perform miracles.

Head shake is not an indication of you doing something wrong (not always)... it's also an indication of physics. You can't beat it alone, but Ohlins will help you. Isaac Newton would get a hard on if he saw what dampers could do.


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I dont ride track much anymore (kids take most of that kind of play money ). I had a pretty severe head shake while changing lanes on the freeway and hit a what i think was a pothole. Was able to ride through it. Bought a Scott's damper the next day. It changed the entire feel if the bike on the street. Its set really loose but bad road bumps mid turn dont phase the bike one bit. Ill have one on any future bike i have. I think ill set my suspension up without one on it though. It does mask some suspension feel.

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Head shake is not an indication of you doing something wrong (not always)... it's also an indication of physics. You can't beat it alone, but Ohlins will help you. Isaac Newton would get a hard on if he saw what dampers could do.
ive only rode with it once and it wasnt but a few laps before i low sided. i did notice that mid corner it helped clear up some vibrations i was noticing before and when i pull the front wheel it came down much smoother.


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Bet that puckered yer butthole pretty good.
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I love head shakes....keep you awake haha.

Btw, can you post a pic of how you have your gopro mounted? I love this view and would like to run it for my next race.

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yes i'll get a pic of the mount up next week once i get done with my pre-race maintenance.

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I hope your next race was two years in the future Shawn.


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That's the mount location and angle, and it's just using a few of the included brackets to get it oriented and angled properly.

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No one needs a helmet but its nice to have one just in case.
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