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post #1 of 17 Old 01-01-2013, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
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Steering Damper.

I知 starting to get a lot more aggressive tank slapping on my 2010 zx10r and I知 currently set at the hardest setting on my OEM OHLIN担 damper.

So I知 question is 泥o I spend the money on aftermarket say a Scotts,etc or do I get it re-valve ?.

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I'd be goin revalved. Heaps cheaper and you already have it mounted.


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i'd be goin revalved. Heaps cheaper and you already have it mounted.


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Revalve it. I upgraded a buddies ZX6R stock damper's needle and seat; at the same time I was servicing a aftermarket Ohlins damper. The resistance is EXACTLY through all the settings. Plus you'll save yourself a lot of $$$.

On a side note don't just go to a thicker oil like some people have, upgrade the needle and seat.

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I知 starting to get a lot more aggressive tank slapping on my 2010 zx10r and I知 currently set at the hardest setting on my OEM OHLIN担 damper.

So I知 question is 泥o I spend the money on aftermarket say a Scotts,etc or do I get it re-valve ?.



Revalve the stock damper,it will be fine.
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work on the way u ride :P you shouldnt have so much tank slapping .. even without damper..
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How tight are you holding the bars? Be relaxed and don't death grip the bars. Let the bike work for you. Elbows bent and relax. I'm done.

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Baddie, I am about to give you the best advise you're going to get.


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work on the way u ride :P you shouldnt have so much tank slapping .. even without damper..
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How tight are you holding the bars? Be relaxed and don't death grip the bars. Let the bike work for you. Elbows bent and relax. I'm done.
Both of these, plus, rebuild the oem damper. It needs it and you are wasting your money if you buy an aftermarket. A rebuilt stock is the same as race spec ohlins, for approx $100. Read this post and don't waste your time coming back to this thread.
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Re-valving the stock damper will get you a damper with all the dampening you need for sure. Definitely the way to go.

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post #10 of 17 Old 01-02-2013, 09:46 AM
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What Urban for g4. g4 does not need damper with stock wb.
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