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It doesn't appear adjustable. Any idea if you can?

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stock steering dampeners.... are rarely good quality

adjustable ones.... such as those made by OHLINS, etc...
will be far superior (and not cheap)
the KGT is quite heavy, and has a LONG WHEELBASE, so the bike should NOT be prone to headshake or tank slapping situations, quite frankly

steering dampeners really save your butt on 390 pound (dry) 55.5" wheelbase hyper-sportbikes..... which the K1200GT is certainly NOT (nor do any of us have any illusions about that)
 

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ClearwaterBMW said:
steering dampeners really save your butt on 390 pound (dry) 55.5" wheelbase hyper-sportbikes..... which the K1200GT is certainly NOT (nor do any of us have any illusions about that)
Yea, but I like to pretend that it is. :crazy:

Except for my 916 this is the highest performance bike I have ever owned. And to be honest, it feels more powerful than the 916.

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bnblazer said:
Except for my 916 this is the highest performance bike I have ever owned. And to be honest, it feels more powerful than the 916.
Brian, It's ironic that you should make such a statement. This GT is just a bit heavier than my '98 ZX-11, and has a tad fewer ponies. But the GT "feels" more powerful. :wtf I still haven't quite put my finger on it. :confused:
 

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Yea, but I like to pretend that it is. :crazy:

Except for my 916 this is the highest performance bike I have ever owned. And to be honest, it feels more powerful than the 916.

Brian
it's a different kind of powerful, of course
but, i DO know what you mean
 

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Are they "steering dampers" . . . or, "steering dampeners"?! And you're not aloud to use Google either. :p :D

i think you know TOO WELL that this has been controversial for years...
they are, by PROPER use of the ENGLISH LANGUAGE.... dampeners....
plain and simple

a damper is something that makes something wet....
...... and let's not take THAT any further :)

now.....
ohlins, on their site.... uses the word DAMPNER...
when they used to use the word dampener... until a couple of months ago

i have NO idea why
 

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ClearwaterBMW said:
now.....
ohlins, on their site.... uses the word DAMPNER...
when they used to use the word dampener... until a couple of months ago

i have NO idea why
English isn't their first tongue. Even folks that speak English, it isn't their first tongue. The language is so mangled it should be called mutlish.
 

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You've passed the test, young grasshopper. :)
and....
sensei.... what is my next challenge?
i am waiting with eager anticipation :)
 

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English isn't their first tongue. Even folks that speak English, it isn't their first tongue. The language is so mangled it should be called mutlish.
excellent point....
but, i thought that after YAMAHA bought OHLINS.... that they'd have a better idea of the english spelling of their main product :D

yes....
yamaha is a japanese company.... but, they seem to spell the names of all their bike parts correctly ;)
 

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ClearwaterBMW said:
and....
sensei.... what is my next challenge?
i am waiting with eager anticipation :)
We'll see if you know which fork to use first when you're buying my lunch at the Bistro! :D


ClearwaterBMW said:
yamaha is a japanese company.... but, they seem to spell the names of all their bike parts correctly ;)
Funny you should mention that. I was reading a Yamaha manual once, and in the back it had a block diagram of the electronics. But instead of saying "Block", it read "BRock Diagram". Which is really very funny when pronounced with a Yaponeeze accent. :D
 

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messenger13 said:
We'll see if you know which fork to use first when you're buying my lunch at the Bistro! :D
i usually just eat with my fingers to avoid the confusion:)
i do hope we have the lunch soon

messenger13 said:
Funny you should mention that. I was reading a Yamaha manual once, and in the back it had a block diagram of the electronics. But instead of saying "Block", it read "BRock Diagram". Which is really very funny when pronounced with a Yaponeeze accent. :D
that IS hysterical
 
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