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    Steering damper

    Are the newer models suppose to have a stock damper? I have an 07.5' and can't seem to find one.

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    I think only the RSV factory comes with the Ohlins steering damper (Ohlins front/rear shocks as well).

    Standard RSV comes with Ohlins front shocks only. You have to add on the damper and rear shock.

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    I think he is right you know.

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    they were located in a really silly place behind the headlights, so it is impossible to adjust it as you ride. Its well worth investing in a rotary damper like the Scotts stabilisers or a sprint damper which are both mounted on the top so are easy to adjust. The ohlins damper the aprilia uses is a budget version.

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    never needed a steering damper on a mille :tend to find if it shakes its head always pulls up straight ..(milles awsome piece of kit)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rs3 mille View Post
    never needed a steering damper on a mille :tend to find if it shakes its head always pulls up straight ..(milles awsome piece of kit)
    whilst breaking both wrists in the process!!!, your roads must be smoother tham the ones round here.

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    Originally Posted by rs3 mille
    never needed a steering damper on a mille :tend to find if it shakes its head always pulls up straight ..(milles awsome piece of kit)
    I think that all the RSV 98 to 03 models had steering dampers fitted as standard so unless you've removed it your mille has got steering damper hidden away in front of the headstock.

    My KTM hasn't got a steering damper and its a real bitch when you hit a bump in the road at over a ton, good fun though

    Chris

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    My steering damper really needs to be stiffer! I couldn't reach it when riding and then haven't been on it sine then. Bumpy a Roads and a stiff rear shock means it shakes its head all the time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TarkMalbot View Post
    My steering damper really needs to be stiffer! I couldn't reach it when riding and then haven't been on it sine then. Bumpy a Roads and a stiff rear shock means it shakes its head all the time!
    prolly just needs a service matey, or like I mentioned bling your self with a nice rotary one that sits in an accessible place.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbon kid View Post
    whilst breaking both wrists in the process!!!, your roads must be smoother tham the ones round here.
    no mate roads aint smoother ,even when i'm pulling wheelies comes down heavy sometimes always pulls up straight coming out of bends flat out never a drama /ridges in the road front wheel air at hairy speeds it never lets go..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsvchris View Post
    I think that all the RSV 98 to 03 models had steering dampers fitted as standard so unless you've removed it your mille has got steering damper hidden away in front of the headstock.

    My KTM hasn't got a steering damper and its a real bitch when you hit a bump in the road at over a ton, good fun though

    Chris
    chris only the r's and factory came with dampers mate . mainly so people think ooooh i,ve got a ohlins damper ooooh look at me i've got ohlins i must be a good rider half of them aint and can't ride for sh#t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rs3 mille View Post
    no mate roads aint smoother ,even when i'm pulling wheelies comes down heavy sometimes always pulls up straight coming out of bends flat out never a drama /ridges in the road front wheel air at hairy speeds it never lets go..
    how far forward/backward do you sit on the mille?

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