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Offline StandrewsX

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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 hlins 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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