Scotts Dampner Weld or Bolt?
Posted February 14, 2001 - 07:57 PM
[This message has been edited by pmaust (edited 02-14-2001).]
Posted February 14, 2001 - 08:39 PM
My advice is very straight-forward and simple; READ and UNDERSTAND EVERY WORD of the instructions... BEFORE you do anything.
The instructions are quite detailed.
They will tell you what,where, and how much to file off your crown.
Posted February 14, 2001 - 09:03 PM
The only other issue I have had is in severe wrecks. I've crashed a couple of times so hard that when the bars slam into the ground it rips the stabilizer bar off of the steering head. Yeah, I know, don't crash. That will fix that.
Posted February 15, 2001 - 07:59 AM
Plus, the welds are more permanent, harder to repair, and more work to make look nice.
For the bolt on collar to fit flush I had to do a little dremel work on the welds around the steering tube, this will vary across bikes but was definitely necessary on mine. With the bolt snugged I can whack the side of the post with a baby sledge and it won’t budge.
BTW the older bolt-on mount kit secured to the oil filler tube. When they shortened the frame in ’00 this mount would not fit so they came up with the steering tube collar type. IMO the latter is much better but I don’t know if they make this type for the ’99 and older WR/Yzs.
Is your top clamp contacting the damper post before the bottom clamp hits the steering stop? This happened with my stock ’00 top clamp, I cartwheeled the bike once and the post and collar did get spit off (I now have a Scott’s clamp which clears the post).
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Posted February 15, 2001 - 08:35 AM
Not crashing is definately not an option - especially now that he only gets 2-3 hours of sleep per night. How's the newborn treating you Dougie?
I have the bolt on post that mounts to the oil filler tube on my '99 - I haven't had any problems so far. Didn't require any grinding to install.
Posted February 15, 2001 - 11:39 AM
Posted February 15, 2001 - 11:46 AM
Posted February 15, 2001 - 11:49 AM
Posted February 15, 2001 - 03:02 PM
I was given a Scott's Stabilizer from a guy that got out of riding, and the mounts are for a KTM, Not even close. Does anyone know where I can get the proper mounts for my 99? Sounds like I want the one that doesn't go on the oil filler. Any help would be great. Ron S.
Originally posted by Dan Lorenze:
My bolt-on slips!! But I have the old school one that bolts around the oil-filler, the new one should be good though! Dan
99 WR, standard WR timing, IMS seat and YZ seat,7oz.flywheel weight,PC racing vent kit,soon to have Scott's Stabilizer.
Posted February 15, 2001 - 04:17 PM
01 Yamaha Raptor
99 Kawasaki ZRX1100
99 Yamaha Warrior
Posted February 15, 2001 - 06:47 PM
When I finally pony up for one it will be welded on.
Posted February 15, 2001 - 08:29 PM
Posted February 15, 2001 - 08:41 PM
Hick, I have the Scotts triple clamps also. I 'm sure it is just a case of crashing too hard. The bars dig into the ground and it puts so much torque on the post it just comes right up. It's only happened to me three times (and believe me, I have crashed much more than that). The big pain in the butt about it though is that the top clamp has to come all the way off to get it back on. Still, it is all worth it.
Posted February 16, 2001 - 10:21 PM
All too often I see posts from people complaining about poor products or services rendered. This ain't one of them. When I ordered my Scotts Dampner from my local shop, it came with the bar clamp in the #1 position. Needless to say, this was kind of cramped. Well today I decided to get off my butt and order the clamp for the #4 position (forward). A very nice lady at Scotts informed me that I could send mine in for an even exchange. I don't know about you guys, but this was totally unexpected. A simple phone call saved me $64.95. I don't ride or work for 'em, I'm just a happy customer.
Posted February 16, 2001 - 02:48 PM
I've had absolutely no problems what so ever with it. Bolted right on, never slips, no cracks, etc...
Riding with the dampner makes you think your riding slower, until you reach down, feel the shifter and realize your tapped out in fifth gear over terrain you never would have done that on before!! It makes that big a difference. Enjoy!!
Posted February 16, 2001 - 03:25 PM
Another company that deserves recognition is the company that makes the harness for the Topeak Panoram.( Sorry I can't remember your name). They are extremely easy to work with. These companies have my business for life.
01 Yamaha Raptor
99 Kawasaki ZRX1100
99 Yamaha Warrior
Posted February 22, 2001 - 09:18 PM
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Posted February 23, 2001 - 09:01 AM
Originally posted by pmaust:
The only thing I am a little concerned about is that the distance between the frame bracket post that leads up to the stabilizer is really close to the oil dipstick post.
You should still be able to get the dipstick out, you just have to flex it a bit on removal and install, but it will still be functional, more or less.
I’ve seen other guys ditch the dipstick for an aftermarket billet aluminum cap, I forget who makes them though. I haven’t used the dipstick since I bought the bike, I just measure out 1.7 liters when I change the oil.