04-18-2003, 05:16 PM
I can't afford one now, and theres nothing I can do about it. But my 03 R6 was claimed to have better stability than the previous years models yet I still feel very sketched out while accelerating hard and hitting high speeds...it just feels like the front end is light as hell and wants to start tank slapping...driving over bumpy roads is ok, but still a little freaky (i had a small head shake from driving over some bumps today and wasn't even going that fast)...anyone else feel the same way?
04-19-2003, 01:52 PM
I wouldn't bother with a steering damper on the R6, I never had one on my 2001 model in a year and a half.
My advice would be to setup your suspension (if you haven't?).
I recently done my R1's suspension and it's a lot better where light tank slappers are concerned(I don't have a damper on my R1 either).
The sort of head shaking you say about appears to be a light front ie light slapping??, if so get your sag right, rear preload is prob too soft IMO.
I do ride my bikes hard by the way and will be getting a damper on my R1, but I only had one real bad slapper on my R6 (landing a 3rd gear wheelie over a bridge with rough surface), then it's just a case of relaxing and pumping the front brakes after to get the pistons back in place:D
A bit of head shaking seems to fire me up!, my advice would be don't worry about it, relax if/when it happens, realise you've got through it and then realise you (not the bike) are in control!
Check that rear preload!
04-19-2003, 06:52 PM
Our R6 worked real good with our settings. If you don't have the issue let me know me and I'll get them to you.
04-20-2003, 08:14 AM
the R6 is okay w/o the damper, but i believe a scotts or the like would be a good investment for the 03 R6. I've heard from people that it makes a great improvement.
04-23-2003, 05:57 PM
I would recommend a Damper....
I have a Scotts on my R1 and a Ohlins for the R6.
Its a must have !!!!!