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Old 02-20-2006, 01:46 AM   #1
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Damper?????

I am just curious how does a steeing damper really works, technical aspect of it. And which damper works well, an OHLINS, SCOTT or GPR. Which would best work for a 2000 R1? Please post any link as to where I could find a good deal for one. Thank you...
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Old 02-20-2006, 01:53 AM   #2
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i've had both an Lockhart damper and now have a scotts damper which is in my opinion the best hands down. it can be overkill for most so it just depends on what you want. i bought a slightly used scott's damper from motoring grand prix for 300 which was one of a deal!
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i've had both an Lockhart damper and now have a scotts damper which is in my opinion the best hands down. it can be overkill for most so it just depends on what you want. i bought a slightly used scott's damper from motoring grand prix for 300 which was one of a deal!


Motoring Grand Prix at Richmond? Thanx bro.. I'll check them out.
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works exactly like a suspension shock or damper, except in the horizontal plane of steering. deadens head shake, helps prevent tank slappers which occur sometimes in hard acceleration when the front wheel goes light. depending on power or rake and trail of the bike the shake can be a minor annoyance or a real problem. I've had head shake on my 600 if I wheelie accidentally with power, while troublesome I can control it just with my arms. If I had a liter bike a steering damper would be a must have...scott's or ohlins would be good picks. The new ZX-10R has a an ohlins damper stock, which may tell you something about it's importance with this particular bike.
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i have a hyperpro that i blew the seals in i really need a new one... to replace it.. hyperpro told me they might be able to rebuild it.. but if they couldnt they would replace it with a new rsc for 120.. i need to get that thing shipped out or buy a used or new one.. QUICK
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thanx for the info....
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Old 02-20-2006, 08:50 AM   #9
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If your looking for one cheap, check out r1messagenet.com I got my Matris damper off r6messagenet for dirt cheap.
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If your looking for one cheap, check out r1messagenet.com I got my Matris damper off r6messagenet for dirt cheap.


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I would never buy a used damper. Especially one I was not aware of its origins. Dampers contain wearable components and without proper maintenance is a useless piece of metal on your bike. If you want to get some good info on these give Patrick a call at Motorcycles-Unlimited. I have purchased several dampers from him based on good advice and good pricing.

In fact, I need to get one for my new bike. Probably be going with a GPR again. They have not let me down as of yet.
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not really......:laughing6

I normally wouldn't mind this but WTF , even quoting me from a different topic. This is not normal. What do you think RACER X ? Let's act mature about things. Everybody has their own view , they asked for your opinion you gave yours and it's up to them if they'll do it or not. You did your part but then you have to shut it too....
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For the r1 i think you should go with scotts or gpr. On my 2001 r1 i had ohlins with the harris mount and i didn't like it too much but don't get me wrong there's nothing wrong with the ohlins damper is the mount they made for the r1, after every ride i had to loctite the bolt in the mount bracket it always came loose:BangHead:
The scotts comes with a stronger and stable mount.

btw scotts its own by ohlins.
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For the r1 i think you should go with scotts or gpr. On my 2001 r1 i had ohlins with the harris mount and i didn't like it too much but don't get me wrong there's nothing wrong with the ohlins damper is the mount they made for the r1, after every ride i had to loctite the bolt in the mount bracket it always came loose:BangHead:
The scotts comes with a stronger and stable mount.

btw scotts its own by ohlins.


Thanx man...Appreciate the input...
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Let's act mature about things. ............... You did your part but then you have to shut it too....
:laughing6 , ironic 18 y.o. buying a R1 as first bike, talking about acting mature..........:laughing6

as for doing my part, hang around, i do my part and then a whole lot more....wait till you crash..........i'll say I TOLD YOU SO...........:laughing6

and take the MSF class, last young fellow in my class had already crashed his R1 into a building, now taking the class, he was worse then the other's cuz he was already afraid of the throttle.
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:laughing6 , ironic 18 y.o. buying a R1 as first bike, talking about acting mature..........:laughing6

as for doing my part, hang around, i do my part and then a whole lot more....wait till you crash..........i'll say I TOLD YOU SO...........:laughing6

and take the MSF class, last young fellow in my class had already crashed his R1 into a building, now taking the class, he was worse then the other's cuz he was already afraid of the throttle.


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thats reality. he was lucky to be alive. now he's got a wrecked bike, he paid $6k on, ~$3k in damages, and afraid to ride. had he started on a smaller bike learned to ride. he wouldn't have been in this predicament.

he said "he was trying to keep up w/ his homies"......nearly cost him his life. all his buddies rode 'busa and 1k's.......

and that was the first time he touched the bike, from start into a building.
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