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Re: Ohlins Steering damper
Reply #180 on: July 11, 2019, 08:39:39 AM
I'm just glad I got a straight bike! It would appear from the comments here most of the US aren't.  :430:

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Re: Ohlins Steering damper
Reply #181 on: July 14, 2019, 03:27:56 AM
Is calling this issue "headshake" a fair assessment of the thing that happens with the front end on the S1000R?  I brought this up when I first bought my bike a few years ago in this forum and it was referred to as some movement or whatever or lightness but not "headshake" itself.  Is the forum now saying the S1000R does have an issue with actual headshake?  If it did I think we might all be dead by now. Just clarifying terms because this was not my earlier understanding of that lightness in the front end.

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Re: Ohlins Steering damper
Reply #182 on: January 13, 2020, 03:42:01 AM
I have been tempted to purchase an Olins dampener, but have put that far down on the list of upgrades. I just don't feel this is a must have for me, I have driven my bike around town, the local twists and go to jail highway speeds (140+MPH), never had a headshake experience...knock on wood and maybe my bike was built on a Wednesday.

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Re: Ohlins Steering damper
Reply #183 on: January 13, 2020, 10:05:44 AM
*Originally Posted by CrazyBiker [+]
FIRST setup your suspension sag right. That itself reduces the headshake a lot! I still get some with the ohlins above 130-140 mph but that can be dialed out with a few clicks on the damper ....

Anyone that can recommend a good video that shows me how I can do this for the S1000r?

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Re: Ohlins Steering damper
Reply #184 on: January 13, 2020, 10:07:57 AM
*Originally Posted by ren [+]
Is calling this issue "headshake" a fair assessment of the thing that happens with the front end on the S1000R?  I brought this up when I first bought my bike a few years ago in this forum and it was referred to as some movement or whatever or lightness but not "headshake" itself.  Is the forum now saying the S1000R does have an issue with actual headshake?  If it did I think we might all be dead by now. Just clarifying terms because this was not my earlier understanding of that lightness in the front end.

To be honest for me it was not about the headshake. The Íhlins simply make every bike more stable at higher speeds. Simple as that. It really depends how rough you ride your bike, sometimes I ride my bike like i stole it haha.

But I will be using mine on the track this year instead, where it is safe to drive as I wish.

Regarding a headshake I am not sure I have encountered this issue at all.

If the front is light it probably is because the engine is fuckign awesome haha

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Re: Ohlins Steering damper
Reply #185 on: January 13, 2020, 08:04:40 PM
 :0461:  I haven't experienced a head shake or wobble. I have experienced the front getting light / lifting a bit on hard acceleration.
I also installed an ohlins damper since it was widely recommended and feel more confident knowing I can adjust it as I like.
So far it seems to be working just fine though I am not a ham fisted rider :)


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Re: Ohlins Steering damper
Reply #186 on: January 21, 2020, 11:45:50 AM
*Originally Posted by windyrun [+]
:0461:  I haven't experienced a head shake or wobble. I have experienced the front getting light / lifting a bit on hard acceleration.
I also installed an ohlins damper since it was widely recommended and feel more confident knowing I can adjust it as I like.
So far it seems to be working just fine though I am not a ham fisted rider :)

Yeah people seem bothered that the front wheel can lift, but that is how you do a wheelie.  :001: :001: :008: :008:
Love it! :D
Brute force in this machine.

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Re: Ohlins Steering damper
Reply #187 on: May 04, 2020, 01:23:05 PM
After owning 2 diff model years of S1R a few years apart, I am 100% sure this "headshake" issue is due to wind conditions, plus the odd shape of the fairing being asymmetrical in the headlight.
I have wound it up straight to 140 with not a single twitch and I have been riding in the rain at 70MPH and had it feel unstable.

The S1R I believe has a somewhat off aerodynamic profile in the wind that can be slightly upsetting.  But after owning different versions, and going through many different situations with it I do not believe its a "headshake" issue.

Race riders do what you need to do, but a 23MPH wind can blow a Harley off the road with a 250 lb dude on it..  There is no reason to buy an ohlins steering damper.  Its nonsense. The S1R has no headshake issue, its merely a responsive and at times "light in the front" bike like many others (if they had the horsepower).

Also lose wieght. Also, for god's sake STOP putting metzeler M7s on this bike.  You will regret it.  It's possibly the worst tire for this bike. Rain or shine.  Put pirellis or dunlops on it.
Sport touring tires do not help the handling at all.  Ill ride in the rain on Pirelli's any day on this.  M7s will kill you.
 
Last Edit: May 04, 2020, 01:32:28 PM by ren

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Re: Ohlins Steering damper
Reply #188 on: May 04, 2020, 01:38:44 PM
Why do you say Metzeler M7 will kill you?

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Re: Ohlins Steering damper
Reply #189 on: May 04, 2020, 02:11:44 PM
*Originally Posted by windyrun [+]
Why do you say Metzeler M7 will kill you?

The tire is the wrong shape. I have ridden them in the rain and wind on the S1R and almost gone down multiple times. 
Diablo Corsas on the other hand, same roads, same bike, no problem ever.

Look at the M7, its simply the wrong shape.  It has a high arch no matter the size, its an unstable tire compared to the M5 or even better the M3.

 



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