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scotts steering damper

(gsxr 750 2001- lowered 4 inches)

I like what i read about the scotts steering damper on their website.

does scott really make the super uber best sweet steering damper?

im thinking about one for the gsxr, is it worth 500 dollars? and how often do you have to service it?
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Uber sweet steering damper?

now theres a new one... I dont think a damper is going to do anything for a bike thats been lowered 4inches...that sort of bike is not made for riding.
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have you ever been on a bike lowered 4 inches? its really not bad at all. its a hell of a lot better than my friends 95 600 f3 or any of those things you take the MSF on
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Yeah, why did you lower your bike. It makes it look silly on the street and fricks up the handling. Whatever, it's your 600... gotta keep that front end low I guess. "Ain't nuttin but a G thing" I bet.

As far as steering dampers go, the GPR unit is of a little better design. It's oil reservoir is less prone to allowing air to interfere with the damping... but they both are great dampers.

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have you ever been on a bike lowered 4 inches? its really not bad at all. its a hell of a lot better than my friends 95 600 f3 or any of those things you take the MSF on
Are you using it for drag racing?
If not, your stocker on that bike is just fine. Also, if not, raise that bitch back up instead of riding a castrated bike.

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Yeah, why did you lower your bike. It makes it look silly on the street and fricks up the handling. Whatever, it's your 600... gotta keep that front end low I guess. Ain't nuttin but a G thing I guess.

As far as steering dampers go, the GPR unit is of a little better design. It's oil reservoir is less prone to allowing air to interfere with the damping... but they both are great dampers.
haha read the whole post i would never lower the Honda this thing was made for handling i have never leaned my body once and i have no scratch left on the rear just tuck and counter steer a little and its done. lost a little skin on my knee and a patch from my jeans on the memorial causeway entering at 80

im asking for the 2001 gsxr 750
its lowered because thats how it came and thats why my girl wanted it so she could put her feet flat



and thanks ill look around the gpr website now
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i have never leaned my body once and i have no scratch left on the rear just tuck and counter steer a little and its done. lost a little skin on my knee and a patch from my jeans on the memorial causeway entering at 80
Huh?

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im on the gpr website i see it only has one knob

scott brags that is the only damper with two settings, base and high speed reaction

is it really a big deal the difference between 1 and 2 or it just a selling point and more to worry about?
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haha read the whole post i would never lower the Honda this thing was made for handling i have never leaned my body once and i have no scratch left on the rear just tuck and counter steer a little and its done. lost a little skin on my knee and a patch from my jeans on the memorial causeway entering at 80

im asking for the 2001 gsxr 750
its lowered because thats how it came and thats why my girl wanted it so she could put her feet flat



and thanks ill look around the gpr website now
Ahh, gotcha. Your first sentance didn't make much sense, but I think I got the gist of it. Keith Code and his mechanic Will seems to prefer the GPR unit over the Scott damper. Keith is the equivalent of Yoda to motorcycling by the way if you didn't know who he is. It's basically the same price.

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Huh?
sorry i type like an idiot sometimes

i have no chicken scratch left on my rear tire the whole thing has made contact.

im 200 pounds and 6'3" and when i corner hard on my cbr 07 600 all i do is tuck in and press the bars. i dont try to lean my body at all i dont need to the bike is so nice

once i leaner so far i was hugging the tank and my knee knicked the ground going 80 into a turn
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Ahh, gotcha. Your first sentance didn't make much sense, but I think I got the gist of it. Keith Code and his mechanic Will seems to prefer the GPR unit over the Scott damper. Keith is the equivalent of Yoda to motorcycling by the way if you didn't know who he is. It's basically the same price.
well thats a good reason, seeing as i had none before

i would rather deal with one knob instead of 2 also. less to fuck up
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A little off topic, but does your girl need the steering damper? or is it simply for bling?
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Are you using it for drag racing?
If not, your stocker on that bike is just fine. Also, if not, raise that bitch back up instead of riding a castrated bike.
my stock damper is just fine you mean? or the stock height

its my girlfriends bike to ride she likes it low. i get worried about it catching in a turn one day though..
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A little off topic, but does your girl need the steering damper? or is it simply for bling?
no she doesnt need it. she really doesnt give a shit. its really just for my piece of mind i guess. money really isnt the issue if it will be even a little more safe
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