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June 18, 2003, 12:51 PM

Does anyone have any input, and I'm sure someone does, on steering dampers? I have an '02 R1.
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June 20, 2003, 01:12 PM

I've only experienced Ohlins, a neighbor of mine has an R6 with an ohlins and it is stiff as hell. Now granted I don't know what setting it was on but you could barely manuver at parking lot speeds, almost felt at times I was gonna dump it, which doesn't seem practical for street bike.

The only thing good about Scotts, that people usually don't mention, is in case you meet the ashphalt, the damper is less like to be damaged compared to horizontal mounts on the triple clamp and side mounts.

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June 20, 2003, 05:10 PM

SCOTTS!

If you want to hear a TON of oppinions on the subject, log into www.r1-forum.com and so a search for "Damper"...... You will have a few days of reading!
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I think this board needs a steering damper :stooges:


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:eek7: HUH?
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June 21, 2003, 11:04 AM

Check out Sprint. They were highly reccomended by one of the vendor's at the track and they are less expensive than most (around $360).
http://www.traxxion.com/store/detail.asp?product_id=SD I got mine from speedworks http://www.speedwerksracing.com and have been very impressed.
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I think this board needs a steering damper :stooges:

:eek7: HUH?
What Iím talking about is the way threads go off topic. :flames01:
See Cops on 211 and Chase leads to riots. :2guns:

Iím joking about it in a good way because itís very entertaining. :laugh:
Besides, TOO much stability is not a good thing.


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O well, Im still lost, but thats nothing new!
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ah, I get it now. I just LOST time from riding because I read that thread, but atleast I get it....
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ah, I get it now. I just LOST time from riding because I read that thread, but atleast I get it....
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[quote:de9e5aa94d] I have an 2001 R1 and I put a Toby on it. My R6 has an ohlins. The toby works great except it was a bitch to put on. It doesn't mount on the triple though, it mounts under the gauge cluster on the right fork. So it isn't the fastest install. But, for the price and quality it was worth it. I bought it from Parts411.com. The Ohlins is great too. They both have like twenty-five different settings.

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