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those of you using a scotts stearing damper, do you like it? are you happy with the performance of it? any feedback on it or comparing its performace with a standard piston and rod type damper (ie ohlins, hyperpro, matris) is appreciated. ive heard some positives about it but personally dont know anyone using it, nor have i tried it out myself. i dont want to spend the money and be disappointed. thank you in advance for your honest opinions.

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I have one and am extremely happy with it. The only possible downside I could see would be the price. But then again if I ever get a different bike I wouldn't have to but a new damper but instead just a new mounting kit which I really like

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yep i have the scotts and very satisfied.. like Winko said if u get a new bike u can just use the same unit and buy a new mounting kit..plus in accidents the scotts will hold up unlike the cylinder type dampers. only draw back is the rust build up on the arm and dowl pin..i just took mine off yesterday and cleaned the rust up with some CLR and sprayed some rust proof lube. u might have to do that once in a while but otherwise i like it. oh and the price is alittle steep but u have to expect that with all high end dampers.

 

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im not overly concerned with the price. id rather pay the extra to have a well designed and functioning unit. so no more headshakes? no more tankslappers? the unit doesnt leak oil or need a rebuild after a season or two? i was almost leaning toward the ohlins for shear looks (appears a little less bulky looking IMO), but thought the scotts might be more functional for the street and limited track use(adjustability on the fly, durablity, seperate high and low speed damping speed adjustments, and ease of fitment onto different bikes). Thanks again for your input.

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The only problem I have is... that I've chipped the chin bar on my helmet when getting behind the screen. But, at 6'4" it's hard to get all my big ass behind the screen!
 

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Got one and love it, lots of adjustability, don't have to worry about it if you drop it, and also like the others said, you can swap it between bikes easily. Awesome, two thumbs up, highly recommended.
 

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Had one and loved it... Decided awhile ago to sell the bike but I don't know that I will now. Wish I could get it back!

 

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Only problem I have had is with the easily adjusted dial. I was on a bit of a rough road so I spun the adjuster to max setting. Problem was that I forgot I had done that. We slowed down and went to turn at a light. The max setting makes the bars soo fooking heavy I almost dropped it!

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LOL... well that isn't Scotts fault... that is RIDER ERROR! /images/icons/laugh.gif

 

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I certainly don't want to sell her. I am not actively trying to sell either... so yeah, I want to keep her!

 

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SCORE! I knew you couldn't do it/images/icons/tongue.gif/images/icons/laugh.gif

 

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own a 01-r1 and a very happy with the scotts. it was either ohlins or scotts for me. but notice the scotts could easily be adjusted on the fly. the pluses is that you could move it to another bike with different mounts, easy to reach, very effective, secondary adjustments to tighten the primary knob even more, a third adjustment to fine tune the sweep angle independently from right and left. and the part of the mount is designed to break off if an accident occurs so it won't damage the dampener unit. the minuses is if you tighten it too much in the freeway and exit to slow down or stop and forget to turn the knob back down, the steering will get heavy where you can actually fall! but you'll find a sweet spot on the knob where you can leave it so you can still steer going slow and still be effective at high speed or it becomes a habit to turn it down when exiting. the other only minus is it's expensive, but you should consider it being better then paying deductible after the fact with damage helmet, clothing and medical expenses due to not having a steering dampener! just my 2 cents! enjoy!
 

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I agree with everyone else. I love my Scotts dampener. It works extremely well. The biggest plus is being able to swap the dampener between bikes with a new mounting kit. I have a 2001 R6 and a soon to be 2002 R1 which I plan to swap the Scotts when I ride. Adjustability it also so easy.
 

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if u get a new bike u can just use the same unit and buy a new mounting kit

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can't you do that with most dampers?
 

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Some with the same kind of bike. But the Scotts fits all bike with differt brackets. I think it is worth its money in gold

 

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if u get a new bike u can just use the same unit and buy a new mounting kit



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can't you do that with most dampers?


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Alot of dampers need drilling done or other rather permenent work... makes it difficult to easily swap over the damper.
 

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thanks everyone, one last question though. does it obstruct your view (gages or forward) while in a full tuck?

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