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Scotts Ohlins Damper

Anyone got any experience with the Scotts Ohlins Damper. I was looking at that, a GPR V1/V4, or a Hyperpro. Is it as easy to use as a GPR? Or self adjusting like the Hyperpro? I really can't decide. Thanks.
 

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They had a Scots Ohlins dampner? Wonder how much those costs =P I've heard of ohlins and they are worth the money!



Looks like $431 new. Apparently you can adjust the low speed dampening, dampning for big hits, and the arch of movement that it operates at. Sounds good, but i'm still wondering how easy?
 

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They're supposed to be good dampers. I believe (could definitely be wrong) that the scotts used to be an Ohlins rotary damper, then Scotts broke off into their own division, or company or something.

Only problem I have with them is you must drill holes into your frame to mount it
 

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honestly they are all really easy to use and the scotts is no exception

they are also all gonna do you fine for street use o and dont forget pitbull makes a damper too
 

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They're supposed to be good dampers. I believe (could definitely be wrong) that the scotts used to be an Ohlins rotary damper, then Scotts broke off into their own division, or company or something.

Only problem I have with them is you must drill holes into your frame to mount it
From what I read on my year you use allen screws to secure the base to the steering stem nut, then mount it to the base, and the other part bolts to where the gas tank is held down. That would suck if you had to drill. I still haven't decided, I think I'm gonna wait and try to get a deal on a used one somewhere.
 

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I was looking at the gpr's but I heard of quite a few problems with them leaking
 

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I went with the scots (07 R6) it was only $50 more than the GPR V4. I see two major advantages over gpr;1. it has high and low speed circuits and sweep control, I didn't really like dampers for regular riding, I just needed to get rid of the death threats(head shake) at 100+MPH under full throttle, the GPR gives the same resistance all the time where the scotts really lockes out the violent head shakes while leaveing the steering light when you don't need it. I have just put it on and have the sweep control off so i can't comment on that until i test it. 2. I called scots to ask them a few questions they were very technical in explaining how theirs works and when i asked about GPR they said GPR is more worried about colors than performance, apperent in the large numbers of leaking units, they have one color if i didn't like it don't buy it. The scots is by far a more advanced unit, some riders i guess want dampening all the time if thats you either one will work. I think GPR is outsourced to china and thats what caused the problem with the seals, either way it shows poor QC in somthing made to stop head shake at 130MPH it's worth $50 more to me
 

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I had the Scotts dampener on my 2002 RC51, 2004 ZX10R, and I will be buying one for my new '08 R6, and it has saved me a few times. Plus it gives me piece of mind too!

One big incident on my RC at full lean and chasing down my friend on his GSX-R 1000 (the RC has great corner exit speed!), and the back tire broke loose and the bike went sideways. I cut the throttle (big no no!), and the tire immediately caught traction and tried to highside me and then went into a head shake, but the dampener tightened up and the bike stopped the shake right away!

I ended up hanging half off the bike (with road rash on the top of my boot from dragging down the road for a bit), but was still in the game to keep riding!!!

The Scotts unit is awesome, and you can adjust the left knob to make the initial setting stiffer, but Scotts recommends that you do not touch anything at all on it, since they make all of the proper adjustments for each type of bike it goes on (sweep angle, blah, blah, blah).

They said that it will automatically stiffen up when it senses head shake, but if you like a heavy handlebar then you can easily turn the knob. When I am blasting down the highway, or large sweepers, I like to set it a little stiffer. When I am at a tight track or Deals Gap, I turn it back towards the stock setting.
 
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