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GPR damper installed - now handlebars have play
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GPR damper installed - now handlebars have play - May 20, 2009, 08:06 PM

I had my GPR Damper installed today on my 2005 R6, now there is significant play in the handlebars. When I brake or go over bumps on the road, even during low speed parking lot braking.

When braking on the road the handle bars rock back and forth rapidly, it is very unsettling.

I sent an email to the shop hopefully they will address this for me soon.

Any other R6 owners experienced this issue?
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May 21, 2009, 09:28 AM

Handlebars feels progressively worst as I rode to work today...
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May 21, 2009, 09:29 AM

perhaps its ur bike....not the damper


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May 21, 2009, 09:31 AM

did they test ride/make the adjustments to the damper? pics of the bars?


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May 21, 2009, 09:34 AM

It was fine and stiff before the damper install, no chatter or moment going over bumps or braking and yes it was test ridden before given back to me.

I'm doing research and it appears the head bolts will have to be tightened down:

http://www.r6messagenet.com/forums/r...-bearings.html
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May 21, 2009, 09:38 AM

^ that's what I was guessing, I have an Ohlins Damper on mine, and it works fine with no play whatsoever, I'm guessing it's some of the bolts, mounting bolts, or headbolts that haven't been tightened properly

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May 21, 2009, 09:40 AM

just sent email to the shop owner. This needs to be addressed asap.
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i have a gpr on my 06 and had never had any problems with it you should probaby call the shop if you want to get it resolved sooner


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May 21, 2009, 09:41 AM

what shop?
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May 21, 2009, 09:41 AM

Your steering stem is loose and/or your steering bearings are shot.

Remove the upper tree and tighten the two spanner nuts.


If your front end clunks back and forth then this IS your problem.
Re-tightening the steering stem is actually a part of regular maintenance.


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May 21, 2009, 10:16 AM

a damper install would not involve messing with the steering stem nuts though, just the top yoke nut
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a damper install would not involve messing with the steering stem nuts though, just the top yoke nut
true but we don't know what the installer did.
even if he didn't touch it stem nuts get loose over time, just like sluts.


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May 21, 2009, 11:35 AM

If you had no head shake prior even over bumps or acceleration, why did you buy a damper?

I agree with with the stem needing a tighten/check though.
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true but we don't know what the installer did.
even if he didn't touch it stem nuts get loose over time, just like sluts.
agreed, but if its just normal wear why is he trying to blame the installer (assuming they didn't actually touch them and this is actually the problem of course)
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