Will a steering damper solve that shake?He wants to reduce the steering head shake tendency at 100+ mph, especially under hard acceleration... Larger windscreens make it much worse. Leaning it back by modifying the windscreen mounts like I did improves things substantially, beside greatly reducing buffeting.
Yes! :thumb:Will a steering damper solve that shake?
That DMV is a very nice low-mount Versys specific steering damper kit... Their ER6 version is very similar in design to Hyperpro and Bitubo.
ER6/Ninja 650R top-mount kits are available with model specific brackets, some require welding.
http://www.hyperprousa.com/catalog.php?cat=Dampers&make=Kawasaki&model=367&model_name=367&model_realname=ER-6 N/F 09> (top mount)
Here's an Öhlins mounted on stock coolant reservoir bolt:
Hills in Florida? Curvy roads? The only curvy things I remember in Flordia were in south beach, wearing bikinisThanks everyone for the replies. Not thinking about a fork brace anymore (got the same response on that at work.) Fork oil is easiest and cheaper than tire- I'll try that first. I seriously doubt my V will ever see the 100 MPH head shake (with me riding it) anyway I am blessed with living smack dab in the rural Lake county Florida area where tight, curvy, hilly roads are the norm.
Oh... :interesting:Please don't suggest a diet
I have a michelin pr2 up front. Not fast but at 60+ mph leaning on a freeway exit turn (those that turn almost 360 degrees) i find it to be chattering as if it is losing traction and about to give way and lowside. That is scary.Fullcircle, I bet you'll find a good set of tires will make a world of difference with cornering. You'll still be left with dive when braking. It's the price you pay for fairly long travel suspension. You could stiffen the fork up with heavier oil, a revalve or stiffer springs but (for me at least) that would make the ride too harsh. I really would start with the tires though, before changing anything else, as that might be the simplest solution.