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versys 650 steering damper

I'm new to the forum. Hello everyone.

Need to know available steering damper c/w bracket for versys 650
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Probably won't find many because it doesn't need one.
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Probably won't find many because it doesn't need one.
+1 She doesn't need one. Someone asked about that a couple of years back but I think even acknowledge it was looks versus function.


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Agree it doesn't need one. Are you planning on racing it? Racing orgs require them, otherwise I can't think of any other reason, unless you're going to be riding super aggressively?

Hyperpro makes one: http://www.uniquemotorsports.com.sg/...hk=1&Itemid=43

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See post #7 from weljo2001 for a link to one.

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There is actually this huge fork mounted bracket that attaches to the forks under the headlight and then a dampener plugs into it. I saw one a while back. It's expensive. Then I found out my front end wobble was simply the factory D221 front tire. Once I switched the tires to Shinko 009's I've never had a wobble again.

This was the one I saw: http://www.dmv.com.tw/html/front/bin...ategory=352323 But it's like $140 and that doesn't include the dampener itself.

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Maybe edabacan really did need a steering damper!

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I'm new to the forum. Hello everyone.

Need to know available steering damper c/w bracket for versys 650
The steering geometry on the Versys is fairly relaxed making it self correcting, such that a steering damper is unnecessary. I've ridden 50,000 km without a single steering oscillation.

If you are experiencing oscillation then it is due to a mechanical issue like head bearings or suspension arm bearings.
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There is one made in Taiwan and I did post it here some years ago but i dont think the V needs one. Just take care of your front end components and you are fine. Brake disc, tire, head bearings ........

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What kind of damper did you want to get?
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