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Old 10-03-2005, 02:04 PM   #1
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Hyperpro dampers

I recently moved up from a CBR F4 to an 02 R1... Wow, the headshake on the R1 is ridiculous. My CBR had a very heavy front end and was very stable.... not the R1. Seems more unstable at high speeds than my CBR did.

Anyways... I figured a damper might save my so I was just looking at the different brands. I know Scott and GPR are the 2 known brands, I also came up on Hyperpro dampers. How do these compare?

Also, are there any other cheaper alternative dampers that dont cost so much? Will a stock damper from an 04-05 R1 work on my 02?


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three words: don't buy hyperpro!

there's no (good) shortcut when it comes to dampers... sorry...

if you do buy one - you WILL pay to have it revalved... and even then it will not be as good as the others...

do NOT make the same mistake i made... :ehh:
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good info

They are expensive so I thought they would be comparable to the other expensive dampers.. I found a good deal on ebay, thats why I figured I would ask about them
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good info

They are expensive so I thought they would be comparable to the other expensive dampers.. I found a good deal on ebay, thats why I figured I would ask about them
patrick @ m-u is one of the largest distributors of ohlins products in this part of the country...

you should really give him a call...

i really wouldn't suggest buying a damper over the internet man... plastics and stuff like that yeah np... but your damper HAS to work u kno...

i'm just sayin...
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So is my best bet the GPR or Scotts damper?
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So is my best bet the GPR or Scotts damper?
same. they are both adjustable on the fly. i had a scotts that i bought off the net. cost me only $300 instead of $400+ tax localy.

i dont have my scotts on anymore and im thinking about getting a GPR.
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so the Scotts and GPR are going to be the best on the market?
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so the Scotts and GPR are going to be the best on the market?
actually ohlins is the best...
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ohlins=scotts

you wont know the diffrence. racers use ohlins but they also use other "low end" stuff. dont let the brand persuade you just personal experieces. i havent heard anything bad about GPR just like i havent heard anything bad about ohlins...whose name is on the scotts dampers too
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I like scotts.
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so the Scotts and GPR are going to be the best on the market?
One of the benefits of the Scotts/GPR over any other is that it is a rotary-style damper. The damper itself is universal. Only the mounting kits are different. So, if you change bikes, you buy a new mounting kit and move it to the other bike. Also, rotary-style dampers crash better. The top of the steering-stem nut seems to be a low impact zone.

One of the things that may make you decide between Scotts and GPR is color and size. The Scotts only comes in anodized gold pimp and is a little smaller in size than the GPR. The GPR comes in several different anodized colors. twocents
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