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Had a bad experience riding my Monster last night! i was riding up the speed on my usual route and i can go fast on this road since i know it so well, Anyways, i know this bike is not the same as my evo, but i was so comfortable and was taking these winding turns i think as fast as i was going if i were on my 848evo and all of a sudden i bounced on one of the bump on a turn that i know of and ended up on a tank slap, almost shit my pants! i go through this with ease on my evo, but then again i have an aftermarket ohlins steering damper installed on it and didnt cross my mind while i was on my Monster going up the speed on these turns. Anyways, i think i am going to invest on a Steering Damper for my Monster. They don't come cheap, but well worth having one if the bike is going to be riden this way! Lol!
I believe someone in this forum had ordered and had put one on? Could that some one let us know how it looks and feels installed on the bike? The ohlins steering damper for the 821M does not look too sturdy for what is see from internet pics?
 

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Thanks Peter for the reply, do you mind telling me what kind of steering damper you ordered? Is it a handlebar mount from Ohlins? Could you tell me the part number for it as well so i can order it through my dealer. My local dealer says that there is one for the 1200 monster and is not sure that will fit on the 821. Ducati website has it too on line but only says it fits on 1200 monster. Anyways, i had an incedent on the bike last night and almost couldn't get out from a tank slap. I will have to remind myself to take it easy on fast sweeping turns with bumps to slowdown or while riding going up the speed on the Monster until I get a Steering Damper put on! It’s the scariest thing I experienced! I laterally shit my pants! Lol! I found some info on how to avoid a tank slap if ever happens to anyone, hope this helps to some who likes to speed up on the bike a lot! Lol!

The easiest way to avoid tankslappers while accelerating over bumpy pavement is to—believe it or not—keep a relaxed grip on the bars. Relaxing your grip on the bars means you must lean forward in order to assist in keeping your torso stabilized. This helps put more weight on the front end, which keeps the front tyre on the pavement. Since you’re not using your arms to stabilize your upper body, get your weight onto the footpegs so that you can get your body as far forward as possible; this also allows you to grip the tank with your knees for more stability.

If you do get into a tankslapper, keep your weight forward and—as hard as this sounds—maintain a relaxed grip on the bars. Let themotorcycle’s chassis deal with damping out the oscillations. Don’t try to be a human steering damper; you’ll only make the problem worse. Tankslappers can definitely soil your undies; but if you’re able to deal with them correctly, you’ll usually ride through them before you know it.
 
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From memory the ohlins steering dampers are on indefinate back order for the monster 1200 so maybe the same for the 821. Was due to a defect.
The forks on the 821 are poor. They cope when surface is smooth, but if its a bumpy road it gets super unsettled. I have a mountain stretch with great corners although has bumpy sections, no way can I go as fast on the 821 as I could on the street triple r...

Why not get the fully adjustable fork inserts from adriani these are at a great price
 

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Could Check For You?

Tell me Bobby

Do you like the look of the Bitubo at all?

BellissiMoto – Bitubo Steering Dampers

If you scroll down you will see it on the Monster and if you do I can look into seeing if they have one for the 821 yet and what the discounted price would be? (Just looked on Bitubo's site and they have one but the pics don't open for me for some reason.
I'm not a Bellissimoto Rep but know them well enough, and always willing to help fellow members regardless of what they ride or who & where they are! Just thought Id check and see brother?
 
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