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Old 03-16-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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Planning to upgrade my damper..

Like the title states, I plan to upgrade my damper in the near future.

I had my mind set on this one,


Ohlins damper.

Ohlins USA Dampers with mounting kit: The best dampers on the market from the maker we've all learned to trust...Ohlins! The best, easy bolt on design, smooth action, fully adjustable, and fully rebuildable. Unique design. Comes with mounting kit.

This is not a universal ohlins kit, but the GSXR specific ohlins model with the resistor ($80 dollar value) for proper installation. Comes with electrical plug (resistor) to plug into your oem damper harness so you don't throw a code.

Comes with everything you need to install it.
Ohlins part number SD-030

I also noticed this one, and wanted to know if anyone had any experience using one of these Hyperpro dampers.

Hyperpro 1

The worlds only active damper.
Hyperpro's RSC "Active" valving means that as steering speed increases, the damping automatically increases. Our "Active" technology is far beyond what any conventional aftermarket damper offers, and is a Hyperpro exclusive.

Dust scraper and double (preloaded) oil seal, ensuring that dust cannot enter and oil cannot exit the damper at any time.

Damping can be adjusted in a wide range, divided in 22 positions.

This ensures that the clamping force of the tube-clamp does not obstruct the piston.

Gas pressure prevents the forming of air bubbles. Oil expansion due to temperature changes is compensated by the reservoir and does not influence damper performance.

Providing perfect alignment through the slide bearings and no excessive force on the piston.

8mm hard chromed piston rod with special surface treatment and special piston ring for smooth movement.

Active (RSC)
(Reactive Speed Control)
The HyperPro RSC is the only active valving damper available. As steering speed increases, the internal valving changes automatically to increase the damping effect. This results in a light, easy handling ride at low speeds while still keeping the heavy damping during extreme situations

Damping can be adjusted in a wide range, divided in 22 positions. This results in a smooth, light and easy handling at low speeds combined with heavy damping that AUTOMATICALLY kicks in during extreme situations. No other aftermarket company offers anything even close, a Hyperpro Exclusive feature found only on the RSC damper.

My question is, Would this one ^ be a better upgrade than the Ohlins? OR, if there is any other brand that may be available.

I believe it would be better, but I have 0 experience with Dampers and thought I'd ask y'all first. I plan on tracking my bike as much as I can when I have all the supplies to do so, already have a hitch, looking for a good trailer.

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Old 03-16-2012, 09:52 AM   #2
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I prefer the Hyperpro RSC since it doesn't affect the steering at all.

I have two of them now.
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My recommendation is a Scotts.
Like the Hyperpro it's an "active damper" so on most settings it doesn't affect steering at low speeds without input.
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Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
My recommendation is a Scotts.
Like the Hyperpro it's an "active damper" so on most settings it doesn't affect steering at low speeds without input.

Love my Scotts.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:01 PM   #5
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Awesome, I will check that one out as well.

Thanks a bunch for everyone's input, have a good & safe weekend.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:45 PM   #6
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Im jelly.

Ive got the stock ohlins on mine but have been wanting the scotts for a while just waitting on money....
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