Relax Silver. I got a little sloppy with the cough medicine :beer last night and cocked off a little on the forum. I am a nice guy no disrespect intended. If you really are persistant about kicking my A$$. I am not that far away ride down. Other wise give me a little I had to many slack:iamwithst
OK...let's get back to the subject in question..the dampers...!!!
I've had both Hyper-pro and Ohlins...they are both very good......but...I replaced the Ohlins with a Scotts and it blows the others away...get a Scotts if you can afford it..or check out e-Bay for a used one..just make sure it comes with the right fitting kit..or budget for one..the damper is universal.
I have had 4 different dampers in my track and street days. Toby, Ohlins, Scotts and Hyperpro. I thought they all worked well and did not notice a severe difference in any of them. Here is how I would rank them:
1. Scotts- Based on ease of use and the ability to rebuild(ad fluid). Draw back-Looks are a little boring. Not to say I am a squid but it is true they are boring
2. Ohlins- Very nice it would have been number one but I do not think it is $100.00 better than the Scotts. Looks great easy mount.
3. Hyperpro- Great damper a few complaints. A little bulky on the mounting. Not as many adjustments as the others. Looks very good in Brass and Black on my new R1.
4. Toby- This is one I would not buy again. I did not like the mount position(frame). Having it mount on the frame made it more difficult to adjust. Same money get a 916 style.
I never noticed any binding and never had a slap problem with any of the dampers. I was taught since I was a baby squid on a CBR 600f not to grip the bars. Put your weight back and let the geomotry of the bike do the work. If you have the $ buy the Ohlins. But the Scotts and the Hyperpro are very nice. In my opinion of course.:boobies
Jingoistic favourism aside from the commander-in-chief, the Ohlins is a nice unit. Perhaps a bit pricey for the Gucci factor. Solid product, though. Not speed sensative - which is not a bad thing on the track. Though a bit stiff @ parking lot speed.
The Scotts is a bit of a morphodite looking contraption to my eye, and it uses bolts that have been questioned. Speed sensative. But has a very loyal following.
The Hyperpro is a good looking piece with quality components. BTW, it does come in black along w/the signature purple. The mounting bracket can be fussy in the bolting on sequence because of the ultra acccurate design. But nothing to worry about... just a little fiddly.
These are all excellent products. Choose the one that appeals to you, and don't worry about what some nob in cyber space says.
The main thing is that you get one & mount it. The R1 really should come from the factory with a damper as standard equipment.:beer