GPR Steering Damper ???
Posted January 20, 2002 - 04:09 PM
Posted January 20, 2002 - 04:17 PM
Posted January 20, 2002 - 10:32 PM
Posted January 21, 2002 - 07:09 AM
You say the GPR is easier to use than the Scotts. How can that be? They both adjust the same concerning on-the-fly adjustments. Funny how you don't know anyone who uses a Scotts. Out here (east coast) all I ever see are Scotts dapers except for an occasional WER. I've never met anyone who wasn't impressed with the Scotts unit. Then again, I've never met anyone who wasn't impressed with *any* damper.
Posted January 22, 2002 - 07:25 AM
Posted January 22, 2002 - 10:56 PM
Oh yea , I read where you do suspension work. What would you suggest for me I'm 5'8" and 155 lbs. I ride woods all the time with lots of rocks , lots of roots,some very tight stuff. what would you change and what is the cost?
[ January 22, 2002: Message edited by: robman ]
Posted January 22, 2002 - 12:19 PM
I'm sure Scotts would do the same. I think you will find it to be a good investment.
Posted January 22, 2002 - 03:31 PM
Posted January 22, 2002 - 06:11 PM
The Scotts has slightly more adjustabilty. It has 3 different circuits that can be adjusted. Most people don't know how to perfrom all the adjustments and only use the high speed damping knob. These guys started the dampner game and know their stuff. Any service work performed by Scott's will certainly be charged at a hefty rate but the response and work is good. I have broken a steering arm and a weld on frame stem(in the middle,not the weld) on the Scotts setup.
The GPR is built a little more stout and holds up very well to hard riding. They do offer a life time warranty and will rebuild your dampner on the spot at the races. The large center knob is easier to adjust on the fly but you really shouldn't have to adjust it repeatedly during a race. The GPR is less expensive.
The bottom line? In my opinion, if you want the most advanced dampner and want to adjust it, maintain it and can afford it, the Scotts. The GPR is a fine product too and really will serve most of us humans very well. If I was to buy one new tomorrow I would get the GPR.
Posted January 23, 2002 - 11:20 AM
Posted January 23, 2002 - 05:57 PM
Did the GPR dampen in the same way as the Scott?
Does it dampen away from center and let return to center freely.
I've heard it dampen both ways...
Are the 6 available setting are all usable in real world or if some are useless?
Thanks for your time
Posted January 23, 2002 - 09:28 PM
The early versions of the GPR dampend both ways, now they are updated to dampen away from center only. I heard they now have 24 positions on the gpr rather than 6.
I have the Scotts on my YZ and love it. I bought the large knob from Scotts just because it looks cool. I never adjust the thing, just set it 2 turns out and ride, it works great. All that said, I took a GPR from a friends bike and tried it sone time back. I could tell no difference, but I'm not riding like Destry. When it comes time to buy a new one, I'll go with GPR to save some cash. Meanwhile, I crashed hard the other day and need to send the Scotts in for a rebuild, it began leaking from the top seal.
Posted January 25, 2002 - 07:21 AM
1) The company seems to have the best reputation for pre/post sales service and support.
2) A lifetime warranty on the product, including repairs/rebuilds at no charge
3) They manufacture their own unit right here in the US, not outsource it.
4) They are less expensive and offer the Thumper Talk members a discount and free shipping.
5) I was very impressed with them when talking to them on the phone. Which is not to say that Scott's personnel are not helpful, as I've ordered things from them in the past.
I have ordered a GPR with Top Clamp they recommended. I will update with pictures and first impressions after I get it set up.