Join Date: Sep 2015
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damper(ohlins),saved me when i hit a foot-long piece of fencepost some lil bugger threw in front of me.a fencepost??,can you believe that? if my ohlins damper hadnt been on bike i wouldnt have been able to sort of go straight on if you know what i mean.the initial thump as the front whell hit the post (post was lying at 45 degree angle to my front wheel),and the handle bars wobbled a little.but if the damper hadnt been on,i was in for a real bad one imho.
theyre not just handy for tank-slappers mate. also handy if youre pulling into carparks covered in gravel/aggregate/chips etc. before my damper was fitted,i hated going over gravel as front end of my r6 is way too light and couldnt handle the small stones even at slow speed(crawl). after damper fitted I can go on gravel/stoney ground(kinda) and steering is so much secure and doesnt seem to twitch all over the place.
on other hand a lot of professional racers say they like ohlins etc but can(if they have to) ride with out them at all. a lot of it with us amateurs is confidence from having the safety net ie damper.