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post #1 of 20 Old 04-13-2019, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Steering damper

Hi! I want to install a steering damper on my 17 ninja but I can’t find anything for it. Any suggestions!?
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post #2 of 20 Old 04-13-2019, 04:05 PM
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I have a GPR on my 2018 which is the same bike.

https://www.gprstabilizer.com/

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By all means get one. I have a custom made bracket, for a Scotts, and mines been on a long time. I dont believe the bracket I have is available anymore. It was expensive, and a huge pain in the add to obtain. Still, it was worth the effort. People think its just for headshake and thats only about 25% correct. Although it does deal with that, its valuable for everything else.

The aftermarket dampers have a huge range of adjustment. Not lime the stock dampers most get to deal with. You have settings that are basically nothing, all the way up to "VERY hard to turn bars." If you get on a freeway with a high setting its a product that will sell itself in about 10 seconds. You can make this light sportbike track like a GoldWing. Rough and abraded surfaces now feel like brand new pavement.
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post #4 of 20 Old 04-14-2019, 06:46 AM
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The GPRV4 was my first mod.

100% recommend getting one.
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post #5 of 20 Old 04-14-2019, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Is the z1000 dampers fits on ninja?
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Is the z1000 dampers fits on ninja?
From what I've seen no as the Z has traditional type handle bars. Never heard of anyone trying though... so anything is possible.

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I have the HyperPro RSC progressive damper with a Dimotiv mounting kit. Beautifully machined, awesome on the road. The confidence you get while riding aggressively and over bad road conditions (as RC mentioned) makes this mod an absolute must-have. I have a Ď16 bike but there is no difference with later model Ninjas around the bars area. The damper and kit will fit on any Ninja 1000.

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post #8 of 20 Old 04-18-2019, 12:19 PM
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I'm gonna be "that" guy on this one....I've had other bikes that needed a damper but the N1K doesn't really need it (especially if you upgrade the suspension in any way). And I'm glad as for years of riding with a damper before I got my N1K, I'm very appreciative of the fact my the steering is very easy.

Now an electronic damper that could detect bad roads and potholes, that would be interesting........ LOL
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post #9 of 20 Old 04-18-2019, 01:48 PM
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I will be "that" guy and tell you that you do not ride your bike very hard if you think the bike does not need one.
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When I ran a 200 55 like @proto2o does I will say the bike did display more of a feeling it might start to head shake. Can't think of once though with properly inflated tires when running a 190 55 that I've felt it want to, not even North of 160.

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