A cruiser has the frame and steering geometry to increase stability. If you have a cruiser, and it wobbles, you should see why it wobbles. If you're asking as an academic question, they generally reduce steering feel and increase weave.
Now a sports bike (a.k.a. Tupperware covered death rocket) is designed with the minimum amount of stability, to increase manuverability. It is then BandAided with a steering damper in an attempt to remove the dreaded "Tank Slapper"
Things to look for if your bike performs tank slappers.
Fallaway/Steering Head bearing Adjustment
I am using one on my KZ1000CSR, but for a specific purpose. Before I put it on ,I changed the steering head bearings, I also rebuilt and installed a Suzuki GSE swing arm, and installed new Dunlop ArrowMax tires. I had fairing wobble above 75 mph and the damper took about 95% of that away. If u have a newer cruiser with steering improvements I dont see why u would need one.bj
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