Posted April 29, 2002 - 03:59 PM
Posted April 29, 2002 - 05:37 PM
Have you actually ridden the bike, or is it a garage-o-crosser? That thing looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor! I wish I could keep my bike looking like that. Not a chance. I ride through bushes, crash on hard-pack and rocks, brush against trees and clip rocks. I guess if I had a steering damper, I wouldn't hit everything on the trail and I'd have a fighting chance to keep it shiny and new, huh???
Posted April 30, 2002 - 10:08 PM
Then from 4;30pm till 8pm in the woods etc
initial reaction is the bike feels a lot more stable at speed, this is despite raising the forks in the tripple clamps. and shortening the wheelbase by adding a bigger rear sproket.
Also i felt pretty fresh after a very long day through sunshine/high winds/rain and hail.
Michellin M12's suck though,,,,well when compared to S12's they do.
Posted May 01, 2002 - 07:46 PM
Posted May 03, 2002 - 12:43 PM
Another important point is how the damper is installed. The booklet Scotts provides with the damper is very specific about things to check when installing the damper. One thing I've seen overlooked quite a few times is the steering stops. The damper is NOT intended to be used as a stop. The frame tabs MUST be the stops, even if they require welding more material on to insure this.
A damper can be damaged in a crash. This is just about the only way (besides improper installation) that a damper can wear internally.
Kudos to GPR for servicing their dampers for free. When they get the number of dampers out there as Scotts, I can assure you they won't be doing them for free any longer. The Scotts isn't a difficult unit to service. Parts are available individually (the parts breakdown is in the instruction booklet sent with every new damper) and Scotts has always been very helpful with any questions I've ever had.