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bmcsheehy



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:32 pm    Post subject: Steering Damper. Reply with quote

Post Inspired by William Strong. Wink
The only project for my rig was a new steering damper.
Finished it this week. Big Grin

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swaybar2002



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good Bill. Did you need one? Big Grin
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bmcsheehy



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not experienced any wobble on my rig with out a damper.
The other Bill did some testing. With no one in the sidecar, could not get it to wobble at all.
With some one in the sidecar there was occasionally very mild wobble under the right conditions. IE speed, weight, road conditions, etc.
Just a precaution, added sense of security.
We all have to have a lot of faith in our rigs and in some cases our fabrication skills.
Really donít want to get into a wobble running along the edge of a mountain or riding along side of a tractor trailer or SUV for that matter.
You know, better safe than sorry.

Did I need one? Probably not.
Did I want one? Yes, definitely.
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swaybar2002



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes sense to me Bill. Any noticeable difference is steering effort?
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bmcsheehy



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the older I get the harder it gets. Laughing
I have about 1-3/4 inches of trail. It hard to steer when not moving. Not to bad when moving. The damper did add som resistance. Once I get back to Maggie Valley and get the adrenalin flowing, I won't even notice. Big Grin
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Ralph



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boy I am Glad I get to ride my bike more than once a year Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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zentime



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ralph wrote:
Boy I am Glad I get to ride my bike more than once a year Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


here's to you HERBIE!! Kiss My A**
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess there ain't no adrenalin in Mass. Ralph. Poke
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here we go again...
It's nice down here, it sucks up there... Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah
Laughing Buddies
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Here we go again...
It's nice down here, it sucks up there...



Thta's why those northeners always have the fancy bikes, they get one month to ride and 11 months to build, where as we get to ride 11 months and my bikes are lucky just to get washed, waxed, and the oil changed Poke

Mike (who admits to driving the truck to work today, since it looks like rain.)
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