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I was wondering if these help out very much I know that on most of the jap sportbikes they come with them from the factory. Does anyone even make them for a 2002 daytona 955i. If they do how much should I expect to pay and is it worth it? I don't really race or anything, but I do like to ride twisties and I plan on going to the drag strip just for fun. :???:
 

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Realistically, the geometry on the Daytonas is pretty conservative and it's not known for headshaking at all. I'd say spend the money you would have spent on that ($400-$500) on a proper fork rebuild. You'll be miles ahead in the long run.
Cheers, Lee S.
 

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I agree with Lee here. My 03 Tona- tilted at darn near full speed (don't ask where :cool: ) was stable as anything out there. Your money would definitely be better spent on a fork upgrade. You will see better turn-in, more stability at speed and overall better handling from doing the front end. A GPR or similar dampner will really only make you look "cool" IMHO.

-Ski
 

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Thanks for the helpful advice. What did it top out at? just curious.
I need to find that open area myself.
 

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rider955i, Unless you find a front tire the bike dosen't like, a steering dampener isn't needed on a D955i.

These bikes are easily capable of 150+ MPH. I've seen 9500 RPM in sixth (17T/42T). The sun caused a glare on the speedo so no 'real' data. With a 40 MPH turn looming quite quickly data aquisition mode was replaced with survival mode. The cool thing was I didn't hear the TOR can, the cockpit behind the aeroscreen was dead still and all that I could hear was the intake honk. The bike was stable at that speed and better yet, under HARD braking for the turn. :-D

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HI, I did 155 the other day with my 2000 955i and still had a gear left...I expect to see 160-175 in the top gear...Cheers
 
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288 km/hr,180 mph,had to slow down for up coming corner before she topped out! :) Felt very secure at that speed,love these bikes :-D
 

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No need for a damper on a 955i
 
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