I see why they make a steering damper for the 650R now...

5 replies to this topic
  • wickedsprint

Posted May 21, 2006 - 08:12 AM


Was riding at around 50-60ish through some ruts and boy howdy did she like to headshake, I was able to get out of by staying on the gas and using a bit of arm strength(although I suspect it was more staying on the gas and luck than my arms). I experienced this twice while out riding, the second time was my own dumbass fault, I was fiddling with the GPS when I hit some more ruts..Doh. Do the dampers make a huge difference?

  • jake28

Posted May 21, 2006 - 04:42 PM


There is a reason that the Scott's damper was called one of "the most influential products of all time" by dirt rider.

  • Old_Man_Time

Posted May 21, 2006 - 06:25 PM


I use the GPR damper. Actually the XR650R is a very stable bike but like any other bike in the gravel or sand the damper effects can easily be felt. I like GPR but the price of both units is getting so close that next time out I will try a Scotts. You always here good things about them.

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • Potts228

Posted May 22, 2006 - 11:03 AM


Yes, they do the dance! :ride:

  • frankstr

Posted May 23, 2006 - 05:54 AM


I won't ride without mine..... :ride:

  • Maximus86

Posted May 23, 2006 - 10:10 AM


I use a GPR damper on my XR supermoto and works very well

before i would get headshake when transitioning very aggressivly

Related Content


Can anyone identify this xr600 piston? by ms_mtn24

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • 4 replies

93 xr650l Restoration Project by Zigster

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • 17 replies

FCR40 Tuning Woes- XR600R by aTuWitty

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • Hot  37 replies

Cle Elum Sunday 5/29: Looking for dual sport tips by TigerTanker

Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Regional Discussion   Northwest
  • Hot  32 replies

Wiseco 101MM Spark Knock Low Engine Temps by imandrewparks

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • 7 replies

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.