I had an interesting day on Sunday to say the least. I went and did a race on Sunday and a mile into it I notice that I'm having to fight my front end. It wouldn't go where I pointed it and it seemed to have a mind of it's own. In all the years I've ridden I've never experienced anything like it. I spent alot of hours in the garage prepping for this race....new brake pads, new tires, lube all cables, grease rear linkage, replace steering head bearings, new chain slider, blah blah blah. While bouncing off of large bolders and blowing thru creosote bushes, I figure mebbe my damper is set a tad too harsh. I back it off a few clicks and no change. I back it off all the way and still no change. I crank it almost all the way up....woah!! Now I can't turn at all. So the damper looks good. I figure the castle nut that holds down the steering tube had tightened up. When I get home I take my damper off and my front end does not bind up in the least with the bike off the ground and the damper off. I take the damper to BRP and they don't think anything is wrong with it. Could it be the new Pirelli Scorpion front tire I threw on? Hmmmmmm. I can't believe a tire can cause this much instability. But if BRP can't find anything with my damper I should assume it's the tire, right?