Who Uses a Scotts Damper?

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Anyone here have a Scotts Steering Damper installed on their RFS? How easy/hard is the installation? Is it something a person with reasonable mechanical aptitude could accomplish without too much difficulty? I'm looking to buy one if anyone here has one they would like to sell.

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I went with a weld on tower on mine so it took a little longer to setup. No problems, though. I installed it on Applied 18mm offset clamps with a Scott's top clamp.

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Originally posted by FoofRider:
Anyone here have a Scotts Steering Damper installed on their RFS? How easy/hard is the installation? Is it something a person with reasonable mechanical aptitude could accomplish without too much difficulty? I'm looking to buy one if anyone here has one they would like to sell.

I HAVE ONE AND IT IS VERY SIMPLE.
I HAVE BOLT ON AND WOULD CHOOSE WELD ON IF I HAD EASY ACCESS TO A WELDING SHOP.



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Foofrider,
Spend the $$$, get the bolt on (most simple installation-30 min.) and when you sell the bike you can simply unbolt and put on your new KTM! Once you ride with one, you won't ride without!
PS...still working on your DS parts info..

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i have seen a lot of ktm's with the dampers on them, how good are they? do they really make that much difference?

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Yes, they make a big difference in the rooty-snotty-rocky stuff. I've also noticed less arm pump. I put one on my 300 EXC last year and won't be without one now. The initial $$$ is a little steep ($395 for bolt-on) but is well worth it.

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Dan, I've got one on my KDX. My husband has a WER on his 360SX and he's trying to figure out how he can steal mine without me noticing. Huge difference, no matter what speed you ride (he's average, I'm slow).

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Worth it's waite in gold
You won't notice a huge difference right from the start but once you hop on a bike without one, you'll want your bike back!!!!!

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SIMPLE BOLT ON PROCEDURE NO CHANGES NEEDED.
JUST MAKE SURE NO WEIGHT IS ON FRONT WHEEL.

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[This message has been edited by ktmfan (edited 04-22-2001).]
 
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I have a Scotts weld on. I am very happy with it. There are several steering stabilizers out there, but Scotts is pretty much considered the best. The WER has leaky seals, and not as much adjustability, but is still way better than none.

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#15
I have a Scotts steering damper on my KTM and I did re-route the throttle cable. I put it in front of the top triple clamp on the right side and down the right side of the frame putting it between the top and bottom triple clamps along with switching the cable over in the middle under the tank.

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