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Damper and summer riding gear.

Need some advice; What is handsdown the best damper to buy for the street and back country roads? Price does not matter. Same thing with Summer riding gear, what's the overall best one as far as breathability and protection (jacket and pants).

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Re: Damper and summer riding gear.

Different people may use different words,
Do you mean steering or suspension dampers ?
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Different people may use different words,
Do you mean steering or suspension dampers ?
Steering damper/ stabilizer.

I shoulda been more specific.

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Re: Damper and summer riding gear.

Ohlins, not much better out there, I've had many over the years, but there are many other brands that do a decent job also, Sprint, Scotts, Matris, hyper pro, etc etc, they all good.
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Re: Damper and summer riding gear.

For best protection, you aren't going to get much better than Kangaroo leathers.

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Re: Damper and summer riding gear.

Cool, cool. Time to shop.

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Ohlins, not much better out there, I've had many over the years, but there are many other brands that do a decent job also, Sprint, Scotts, Matris, hyper pro, etc etc, they all good.
Got the Ohlins damper ordered. Should be delivered on the 28th. I like the fact that its sealed under pressure to eliminate free play. I'll take some before during and after photos. Thanks for the suggestion, can't wait to see/ feel the difference. Never rode with one before.

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Re: Damper and summer riding gear.

Ohlins is good but usually on the expensive side. you can get a scotts or sprint for usually cheaper that does just as good of a job.

As for other gear, its pretty much trial and error on what you like and whats good for you. As a person who rides year round, its good to get different stuff for different weather conditions. But if I was to choose, Alpine Stars for jackets and gloves, and scorpion for helmets
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Re: Damper and summer riding gear.

Have never had anything other than Dainese perforated leather jackets with zip in liners for cooler weather. Absolutely love them! You do still get hot in them when you stop.

Just picked up a Scott's Damper from Ebay and I like that also. Although I have never used a damper before. G/L
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Ohlins is good but usually on the expensive side. you can get a scotts or sprint for usually cheaper that does just as good of a job.

As for other gear, its pretty much trial and error on what you like and whats good for you. As a person who rides year round, its good to get different stuff for different weather conditions. But if I was to choose, Alpine Stars for jackets and gloves, and scorpion for helmets
Yeah, it was about $700 shipped. The reviewed looked great. And the fact that it's sealed underpressure eleminates any "play" That i've read about in the "scotts" style damper. Soo, can't to see the difference. I think anything will be better than my current tour master jacket, lol.

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Have never had anything other than Dainese perforated leather jackets with zip in liners for cooler weather. Absolutely love them! You do still get hot in them when you stop.

Just picked up a Scott's Damper from Ebay and I like that also. Although I have never used a damper before. G/L
I'll have to check them out. I'm also gonna wrap my headers and mid pipe to the back of the motor to see if I can cut down on some of the heat. Summer days in South Alabama get really really hot expecially with the humidity. I'm like you, I've never had a damper... Just keep hearing great things about them... Even as far as the best upgrade for a bike.


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Re: Damper and summer riding gear.

I have ohlins on mine and Ohlins certainly do what you want them to do. Everybody has their own preferences but once you get it set to your liking you will definately notice the difference.
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Re: Damper and summer riding gear.

Couldn't tell you about steering dampers, however I do have two cents to throw in for summer gear. I've got two jackets that I wear in the summer, an all leather AGV jacket with vents, which is ok up until about 75 degrees, when it gets really toasty. I've also got a Tourmaster Intake, which is a 3-part jacket consisting of a perforated synthetic outer layer, which contains all the padding. The second layer, which zips and snaps out, is a wind proof/waterproof layer. The third layer is a thermal layer that zips into the second layer. I find that this breathes much better than any other jacket I've had. The downside is that it is not waterproof if you wear just the outer layer, so you have to account for carrying the second layer if you are anticipating rain.
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