Steering damper comparison; pros/cons ?
Posted February 22, 2003 - 07:10 AM
I honestly like the idea of the lower location, no special triple clamp, and ease of transfer to another bike that the WER offers, but there must be other considerations?
Like ease of adjustment, durability, effectiveness, value (how big a difference do they make?), etc. What experiences do you guys have?
Posted February 22, 2003 - 11:47 AM
Posted February 22, 2003 - 05:28 PM
Posted February 22, 2003 - 07:22 PM
My dealer just said i had to order new bars with a higher crossbar.
I used to know off the top of my head exactly how much bar-to-crossbar clearance you needed to run a Scott's damper, backwards. I've forgotten what that # was but I wanna say 42 mm.
I don't know that a Scott's will clear any crossbar if mounted in the forward or "normal" position unless you bend the crossbar, and bending one that is welded to the rest of the bar, like the stock WR bars, doesn't sound like a good idea.
Having said all that, if you are willing to shell out the $$ for a damper you should replace the bars anyway. It is only a matter of time before they get bent.
Just my two cents.
Posted February 22, 2003 - 08:19 PM
Posted February 23, 2003 - 09:54 AM
Posted February 23, 2003 - 01:06 PM
The tech at Scott's said "The Buttons are the only Renthals that will fit without bending the crossbar".
I Now wish I spent the extra cash and picked up the Pro Tapers with a Scott's clamp.
Posted February 23, 2003 - 01:31 PM
Any Config you could want at Scotts...They even do custom configs for Enduro guys...
Posted February 24, 2003 - 05:54 AM
Nice pics, Yamakaze, thanks!. My concern for my WR is to not block or have to remove my speedometer or high beam indicator or headlight (kinda crowded up there). I currently have TAG 2's in CR Double-Hi bend (no crossbar). They are mounted with low-dollar 1 1/8" adapters on the stock triple clamp.
Incidently, does GPR have a website providing info and pics? I want to be thorough, and this is a new one to me.
Posted February 24, 2003 - 10:19 AM
Posted February 24, 2003 - 02:29 PM
Posted February 24, 2003 - 04:55 PM