Scotts Damper mounting question

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

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

I'm interested in the damper. I sent you a PM.

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

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.

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.

Do you still have the other for sale? How much?

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!

Good point!

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

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

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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