Steering Dampener Recommendations
Posted June 07, 2005 - 09:23 PM
I was wondering what kind you guys run and how you like 'em?
Posted June 08, 2005 - 02:57 AM
I got a GPR for my wifes bike, but haven't tried it yet. Looks like a nice unit, but not as detailed as the Scotts. The link arm is a good example. Anyways, I won't go any further, but from reading the various threads, what it came down to for a lot of people was that GPR will service the damper for free if you mail it to them, while Scotts charge you unless you do it yourself. Scotts now have the service instructions on their website. They recommend some special tools though. I haven't serviced mine yet, but I'm sure you can get away without tools, or search TT for info on servicing the Scotts unit and I'm sure you'll find info.
Also, I was considering the RTT unit since it is a really nice and clean setup, but not sure how well it holds up and so on. Than again, since it is not as popular, it will be harder to find on eBay!!!
Posted June 08, 2005 - 05:34 AM
Posted June 08, 2005 - 06:10 AM
Posted June 08, 2005 - 06:33 AM
Reasons to buy this one:
1) Mounts sub Bars so you don't break your jaw on it in a crash.
2) Large adjusting knob settings 1-8, I can adjust while riding no problem (I wouldn't waste the extra money for the remote adjuster).
3) Raises the bars 0.5", much more control and comfort for me at 6'1".
Posted June 08, 2005 - 04:09 PM
I have a Scott's on my 00 400. I did do a first ride impression about 6 months ago if you look in the archives. A couple of weekends ago I traded off with a friend who has a YZ 426. Like nearly all the posts say, when you put it on you will not necessarily notice a big difference. But when you switch to a bike that does not have one, the benefit is dramatically apparent. I am sure that the device has kept my nose out of the dirt on several occasions without question. Great wishlist item and glad I finally quit grossing about it and made the purchase. You will definitely enjoy it!
Posted June 08, 2005 - 08:38 PM
Posted June 08, 2005 - 09:58 PM
I have the bolt on mount welded on, cuz it didnt want to stay on.
Posted June 15, 2005 - 12:40 AM