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Old 10-19-2008, 08:46 PM   #1
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Steering dampner on a MX bike? Why?

I seen a Yamaha YZ250F for sale on CL and it had a Scott's steering dampner mounted. Why would someone do this? The bike was set up for motocross not as a motard or street racing. Someone fill me to why a rider would use a dampner for MX or woods riding.
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:51 PM   #2
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I seen a Yamaha YZ250F for sale on CL and it had a Scott's steering dampner mounted. Why would someone do this? The bike was set up for motocross not as a motard or street racing. Someone fill me to why a rider would use a dampner for MX or woods riding.
the do the same for mx bikes as they do for road bikes. same basic principle. its nothing new in the mx world.

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Old 10-19-2008, 08:56 PM   #3
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Do you have any idea how much that front wheel tries to turn side to side when you're hauling in rough terrain or hitting trees with your handle bars. If a damper is needed anywhere it's on an offroad bike.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:00 PM   #4
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makes sense to me.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:03 PM   #5
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Thanks. I see your point. I personally have never used one. I have seen them on woods bikes but never on a MX set up. It did have hand guards so maybe he rode enduros/woods.
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Thanks. I see your point. I personally have never used one. I have seen them on woods bikes but never on a MX set up. It did have hand guards so maybe he rode enduros/woods.
your gsxr comes with one with 2 weight oil in it
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:53 PM   #7
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your gsxr comes with one with 2 weight oil in it
hehe....no dumbaZZ ... not on my GSXR... ... I had a Kawasaki KDX200 woods bike and several MXers!
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:20 AM   #8
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i have a scott damper on my drz 400, on the street it was scary goin 70 without one. in hte dirt its good for sand and rocky terrain
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:16 PM   #9
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i need one for teh 450
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i need one for teh 450
i have a scotts mount for my 426 but the mount doesn't work with my RG3 triple clamps!
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