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I'm just wondering if I should order the hyperpro damper for my 05. Does a steering damper really make that much difference. I rode my buddy's gsxr (yeah yeah) with the stock damper and I don't know that it made the biggest impact on me. This could also be because it was stock but what do I know.

Are they really the life saver you all say they are?
especially since my 520 +1/-2 parts are on their way.:sing
 

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A lot of people say they are, but I dont have one. I havent had the need for one yet. I do have one on my CRF 450, and it works great on the dirt.
 

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It's a big life saver at high speeds...when your wacking the throttle and the front comes up all the sudden...They prevent headshakes and wobbles....so ya it's worth it, if you want reassurance that you want to land the front end down without gettin into a tank slapper...
(i think hyperpros are around 350) other than that, it's just a 400dollar ornament.
 

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It's a big life saver at high speeds...when your wacking the throttle and the front comes up all the sudden...They prevent headshakes and wobbles....so ya it's worth it, if you want reassurance that you want to land the front end down without gettin into a tank slapper...
(i think hyperpros are around 350) other than that, it's just a 400dollar ornament.
where did you see a hyperpro for 350? the only one ive seen is on motomummy for 4. the front end may end up comign up on my with the new chain and sprockets:lmao
 

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A damper only really helps when you're riding pretty hard and using the bike the way its ment. you'll feel like the bike is on rails with a good damper on your side!

Since I only ride track, if i bought a brand new bike it would be the first think I'd do to it.
 

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I ride the piss out my six most of the time. I live way out in stick fk no where and its strictly twisties. I do notice headshake alot when im above 10k rpm which is most of the time--will the damper eliminate that completely? I also like to squid it up every now and then on this deserted straight away way out in the boons. Flame away!
 

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I'd say get it, I have a Hyperpro on my 07 and my brother has an 05 with no damper, and with the bad roads in my city, the front end feels way more secure and in control on my bike then his.
 

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yeah i think i'll most likely get it. it will be nice with im in the twisties and when im squiding it out at the ski hill parking lot in the summer.
 

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My previous bike before I bought already had one, had a crash with it and ended up picking up a new bike. First mod I bought for my 05 R6 was a steering damper...its a night and day difference for me and worth every dollar. :YEA

I went with the GPR for this bike, my previous bike had a Ohlins shock type damper, GPR is rotary and they feel about the same to me.
 

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It's a big life saver at high speeds...when your wacking the throttle and the front comes up all the sudden...They prevent headshakes and wobbles....so ya it's worth it, if you want reassurance that you want to land the front end down without gettin into a tank slapper...
(i think hyperpros are around 350) other than that, it's just a 400dollar ornament.
so does proper suspension.
 

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i got a gpr thru gopartsdirect.com for $337 hasnt came yet all my riding budz have them they say then cant imagine riding with out them now....
 

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If you ever go WOT or over 100mph, get a damper. I'd pay $1000 for a damper if I had to. I've had ONE tank slapper in my life and made it out miraculously unscathed because it was a straight road luckily (wasn't being squidy - I was going about 80 -- speed limit here is 81 (130km/h) and the road surface was wavy, then at the end was a well concealed bump - just a bump no visible damage. well I went over the bump at 80+, my gloves, nice a warm stuck to the throttle and I blipped open a bit for a split second front came up and went back down when I regain throttle control ... so began the nightmare, even went on to the shoulder near the end but some how angel and on the back probably, I didn't go down. Pretty sure I used up all of my good karma on that one).

I would pay whatever it would cost me to never deal with that again.
 

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I won't have a bike without one. I have a Scott's on my R6 and it's saved my a$$ several times. You don't really feel it during regular riding, but you sure do if you hit a bump at speed when you need it most.

I'm to the point that bikes don't feel safe without a damper.

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thanks for all the replies

now which to go with:
hyperpro for $403 or GPR for $337
 

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thanks for all the replies

now which to go with:
hyperpro for $403 or GPR for $337
GPR all the way man, its cheaper and its a great product...I use to get tank slap when I didn't have it, now I've never had it since (knock on wood). :D
 

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thanks for all the replies

now which to go with:
hyperpro for $403 or GPR for $337
Jst bought the GPR damper for my bike, along with a PCIII!!! :D:D:D
 

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My dampers has saved me on more than one ocassion. I won't own a sportbike without one.

I prefer the rotary style because they are more likely to survive an impact than the piston style dampers.

I have an Ohlins on the Ducati and a GPR on the R6. Both get the job done.
 

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the only thing is the hyperpro claims to be self adjusting as your speedincreases. but if the rotary is better (and cheaper) i'll probably go with that. anyone had any experiance with the hyperpro and auto-adjusting feature? they have it on motomummy
 
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