Are any of you guys running a damper on your 16 YZ450Fs yet? What setup are you running? I use my bike primarily for desert riding so a damper is a must. I had a Scotts damper mounted on a BRP SUB mount kit, sitting on a set of Ride Eng triple clamps on my old CRF450R and really liked the setup, except that it raised the bars about an inch. I can't figure out for the life of me why I sold the bike with the damper on it but that's neither here nor there. Anyways, heres the few setups I'm looking at:
- Scotts Damper w/ BRP SUB mount and 22mm Ride Eng triple clamps (to help with the steering issues). This Setup is around $1000 and I am unsure of the compatibility between the BRP kit and the Ride Clamps. I would also need bars with a lower bend to offset the raise in bar height.
- Scotts -or- BRP SUB mount kit for OEM clamps. This setup runs around $500. For the steering issues, I could either raise the forks or install the DrD Engine Relocation Kit and leave the forks at factory height. It would still require a different set of bars for comfort.
- GPR V4 Fat Bar Stabilizer Kit. I am leaning more towards this setup at the moment because the damper profile is slimmer, and the kit only raises the bar an average of 3/8". Additionally, its the cheapest of the bunch at $480 shipped. The only issue is that Rocky Mountain shows the latest application is for the 15 YZ450F and I'm concerned about the compatibility with the 16 due to the change in triple clamp offset between the two years.
If anyone has any insight, please let me know. Pictures are also welcome.
Edited by CSAR FE, February 15, 2016 - 09:40 AM.