Looking at the scotts and ohlins damper for my 02....Personally I've never liked any of the dampers cause they make the cockpit feel kind of crammed - so first, does anyone find that they kind of get in your way? lastly, how long does the install take (approx) and does the damper actually make the bike harder to turn in quickly? thanks all
01-30-2002, 08:26 AM
My ÷hlins damper can be adjusted... so it can be soft or hard. If it's on set on soft it's pretty much like riding a bike without a steering damper.
But when it's on hard.. you shouldn't use it in the city as turning will get complicated.
It took me approximatly 15 minutes to install ... and I hadn't done it before.
But it also might depend a little on what kind of fitting the damper has.
I think mine looks just fine.. Here's a picture of it...
I put a scotts on my 00. I love it, took about an hour and a half to put on. I was taking my time. No drilling required. I barely notice it's there, and you can't feel it during low speed turns. It is easy to do quik turn ins too. It has saved my but more than a few times. Looks sweet too.
Same here. You dont think of the damper when yur riding. Its deffinatelly not in yur way. My ÷hlins is also adjustable, and the range of adjustment is really good, so it will satisfy yur every need of damping(OR none). Plus, the ÷hlins looks so good on the bike.:yesnod
Installing it time wise is no issue. Like 20 min. But its really tight on both sides at the tank when fully turning, so make sure your damper isnt hitting the tank after installing(or during for that matter).
01-30-2002, 05:05 PM
I use a Scotts on mine,install took about 20 minutes and it has never got in the way:D
01-30-2002, 11:32 PM
" so it can be soft or hard "
I'm not even going to go there
01-31-2002, 08:01 AM
Well, sense we are in the subject Iím also looking at a steering damper. I heard the ÷hlins is great and so is the Scotts. I can get the Scotts for $400.00 :D (New in box for the R1) and the ÷hlins for about $500. Is about $100.00 different, Should I get the Scotts for $100 less or should I go w/÷hlins for $100 more? :eek:
Any help I can get from all of you guys it will be highly appreciated, Thanks.
01-31-2002, 09:02 AM
Ya gotta go with the scotts !! Look how purty :rock
01-31-2002, 11:10 AM
just put my scott's on 2 days ago-looks great.
will it screw me up on wheelies around/out of turns-
my guess is it depends on how firm or soft it is set?
should i leave the high speed adjustment (under black cap) alone?
01-31-2002, 05:44 PM
Ya just leave the speed damping alone.It will not screw you up but it will save your ass if you come down a little crossed up.
02-01-2002, 02:40 AM
Ive just fitted a nice 916 style anodied blue steering dampener from Harris, and have to say, it looks ace! Its fully adjustable, so i can turn it up when im on bumpy roads. I landed a well crossed up 2nd gear wheelie last night and didnt get a single slap from the bike.
Kit took about 30mins to fit, doesnt fowl the steering and looks nice.
I do find i do sometimes the long adjustment side of the dampener catches my hand when i move to switch the indicators on, but its just cos im not used to it yet.