Originally Posted by Digital.James
a bike with a properly set up suspension doest need a steering damper, because it doesnt have headshake problems. most guys who have tank slappers have setup their suspensions poorly, usually too stiff.
different school of thought, and everyone is different, but i wouldnt want a slipper for my road bike. ducatis are bad enough with their dry clutches (love the way they look and sound), but add in a slipper and gasp!
Also a tank slapper can happen from death gripping the bars. The vibration will travel through your arms and then down your body to the rear and that's when it gets bad. A steering damper will help when you are leaned over and the front wheel comes off the ground. Ask Lascorz.