Scotts dampner evaluation
Posted May 23, 2000 - 02:50 PM
Anyway...I had my first race with the Scotts dampner installed on Sunday. Last race the arm pump lasted 45 min and got so bad I had to stop and stretch my forarms out. This race I got a very slight pump that only lasted about 15-20 min. It hardley bothered my riding at all. I also took two potasium tablets and two asprin before the race since I heard this helps out as well.
I dampner saved me from one very very nasty wipe out. the front end got kicked out really bad and was heading straight sideways on me when the dampner kicked in and save my butt.
Overall the installation was a snap (20 min tops). Everything bolts up perfectly and they were good people to work with. I bought directly from Scotts.
I will attribute a portion of my first trophy :)to the dampner.
The price is $400 for the complete bolt on setup for regular bars. Is it worth the $400 is the next question. I say yes. I would purchase this as the first aftermarket anything for your bike and sacrafice other things if you must. It will do more than a couple overrated ponies that a $400 pipe will give you.
On a scale of 1-10
Price----------5 (technology is expensive)
Price vs performance----8.5
Posted May 24, 2000 - 03:39 AM
What kind of Deal would you offer to your WR Brothers. I live in the US and have been contimplating buying one. But they are expensive.
Did you see my reply to your after race sickness?
Posted May 24, 2000 - 12:55 PM
I agree on the WR the seat tank combo is the number one priority. I have a yz400 and it turns well out of the box so for me the dampner would be number one. I should have clarified since I posted this on the WR forum. But either way both enhancments are wonderful improvments over stock. But you are correct the WR doesnt turn without the seat tank combo and it is a must.
Posted May 24, 2000 - 01:04 PM
Posted May 24, 2000 - 04:03 PM
Posted May 24, 2000 - 05:12 PM
I have a 37 inch inseam and although I've never ridden with the YZ seat/tank, I sat on Dougies bike and didn't really feel any difference. Plus, KerryT rode Dougies bike (he is taller than me) and didn't feel it really benefited him since his legs stuck out so far anyway.
Posted May 24, 2000 - 06:40 PM
Posted May 25, 2000 - 02:38 AM
I bought the stock tank and a IMS seat. It has made it easier for me to touch the ground at 5'11". So the benefit is to the shorter rider. Although you can get taller seat foam. I ride mostly MX and had to try to make the bike turn better so I went this way. If your bike handles well enough for you now. It's a lot to invest.
jlm400- Where in NC are you. I'm in Wilson we should try to get together for a ride. I'm also going to go to Budds Creek and meet Kevin in New Hampshire. We're also trying to get Mitch for OZ to go...interested?
Posted May 25, 2000 - 03:51 AM
I was actually refering you you being in SC in that last post, and Dan being in the desert.
Posted May 25, 2000 - 05:44 AM
Posted May 25, 2000 - 12:15 PM
In europe...we get wr400's with the yz seat already on the bike as standard :-D
Posted May 25, 2000 - 02:48 PM
Rod might know.
Posted May 27, 2000 - 07:12 PM
There wasn't many 98-99 WRs tha have had the coversion.. suppose there is noone bringing them in...
For you stumpie legged humanoids-The 98 YZ/WR was 10mm lower than the 99..
If anyones serious on a Scotts Damper email me firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll discuss prices etc.
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Posted May 27, 2000 - 08:14 PM
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