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Scotts Damper mounting question

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I have purchased a scotts weld on kit for a 00 wr400 and am looking for feed back on mounting it. Has any one done this. I have the stock triple clamps but run the Thumper 1.5" risers, and scotts says weld on is the only way to go. am I correct in thinking I need to grind the top triple clamp so get the tower pin to fit between the oil filler stem and the triple clamp and will this weaken the clamp?

I also have another scotts for sale for those who may be interested

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The area of the upper triple that you need to grind away is useless material. It serves no structural purpose what so ever. Grind away :) !

Dodger

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I have a '99 WR but I use the bolt on tower - around the oil filler. I run an Applied Racing TC & Thumper Racing +1.5" BOLT-ON bar mount/risers. Not sure why you couldn't use the bolt on tower...

Brian

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Yep, you have to grind it quite a bit. Keep the same wall thickness as the rest of the clamp and you'll be fine.

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New mounting system for Scotts dampenerseRKIScZLFOpaSZb.JPEGThis WR has a number plate,we're working on the setup that will allow for keeping the headlight.This setup allows for all different bar positions/triple clamps,and allows for a nice soft bar pad.

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Originally posted by Butterman:

New mounting system for Scotts dampenerseRKIScZLFOpaSZb.JPEGThis WR has a number plate,we're working on the setup that will allow for keeping the headlight.This setup allows for all different bar positions/triple clamps,and allows for a nice soft bar pad.

Boy that's got to be tough to adjust when riding!

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Good point!

After a few miles trying to catch up... Don't need to adjust.

[ April 01, 2002: Message edited by: John H ]

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I installed a Scotts bolt-on damper with an Applied triple clamp. I didn't want to go to the weld-on style because I wanted to be able to remove it later if I sold the bike. Using the Applied clamp made it unnecessary to do any grinding.

I did have some problems with the bolt-on mount when I didn't follow the installation instructions exactly. You have to trim the upper bearing seal and do a little bit of grinding to the frame welds at the neck to insure the clamp fits the neck precisely. It slipped loose a couple of times, so I finally used my die grinder to eliminate the paint under the clamp and then I JB welded it into place.

Now that I've written this, maybe the weld-on kit would have been easier... :)

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