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Re: Scotts Settings

For all of you that have the Scotts Damper, what settings are they at?

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Re: Scotts Settings

In total candor Jbird, this thing is pretty much a set-and-forget piece for me. I recall dialing in more slow speed damping than the default setting and left the high speed setting at default (Scotts' suggestion, at least until you're quite comfortable with the damper). The manual is very clear in terms of what adjustments get you what results. Play with it, go out for a ride, have a screwdriver with you, and you'll find the sweet spot in no time. Then, a few months down the road when somebody asks you what your settings are, you'll probably have forgotten just like me.
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Re: Scotts Settings

Mine is clocked -9 from the max. I'm comfortable with it.
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Re: Scotts Settings

8 turns out on slow and 1/2 turn out on fast.

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I left the high-speed alone. I turn the low-speed up until I feel resistance at the bars. This way I think I'm getting the most protection with the least interference...

But what do I know?
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Re: Scotts Settings

I just left mine at the factory settings, but turn the main dial (big one with pointer?) clockwise to the 6 o'clock setting for the track and back to the 12 o'clock position for the street. Not sure how everyone else's settings affect the damping, but I've pushed the bike hard while yanking on the bars (like coming onto the straight at Grattan) and no wobbles.

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Re: Scotts Settings

I've left mine at the stock settings, or whatever the recommended initial settings are. Haven't had any issues on the street or track with 'em.
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Red Rider : I just left mine at the factory settings, but turn the main dial (big one with pointer?) clockwise to the 6 o'clock setting for the track and back to the 12 o'clock position for the street. *
The plastic pointer comes off so you have to see have many clicks out it is.

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Skully : Quote (Red Rider @ June 09 2003, 10:08am)I just left mine at the factory settings, but turn the main dial (big one with pointer?) clockwise to the 6 o'clock setting for the track and back to the 12 o'clock position for the street. *
The plastic pointer comes off so you have to see have many clicks out it is.
yeah, since the dial can come off, it can be clocked differently if it was put back on different after it was moved. Counting clicks is good.
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Re: Scotts Settings

I like my Base valve on the stock setting (8 clicks CCW) with the arrow pointing dead ahead...If I am on crappy roads, I'll click it a notch or two CW and know where I am at.

I've never felt the need to change the High Speed or Sweep...

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Re: Scotts Settings

When I first got mine I had it set too tight and I was huffing and puffing by the time I got to the top of Hwy 9. So I set it a bit loose and it felt great. There's a place that I go over that causes my front end to wobble but the Damper fixed it. Then When I was racing at Buttonwillow, I was getting all kinds of head shake. I tried moving my forks, checked the tires, but nothing. I ended up cranking the sh!t out of the damper and it took most of it away but I still had to let off on the final lap just before the finnish line cause my eyeballs were shaking and a GSXR 750 got passed me right at the line (I didn't know he was there).

My point to all of this is that nobody can tell you where to set your steering damper. You have to experiment with it.

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Re: Scotts Settings

So what do you do...turn it all the way clockwise and than start counting clicks as you back it out? I remember reading something in the manual about not turning one of the dials too far otherwise something gets messed up and it's not covered by the warranty. Should dig out the manual I guess...

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Red Rider : So what do you do...turn it all the way clockwise and than start counting clicks as you back it out? *I remember reading something in the manual about not turning one of the dials too far otherwise something gets messed up and it's not covered by the warranty. *Should dig out the manual I guess...
Thats' correct....
They say you should not turn the knob more than 3 turns CCW or the knob may come off - not warranteed.

Shouldn't need to turn it that far as 2 turns CCW (15-16 clicks) is basically off anyway....

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HondaGal : I've left mine at the stock settings, or whatever the recommended initial settings are. *Haven't had any issues on the street or track with 'em.
Me too works great
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Re: Scotts Settings

I'm still @ completely factory settings. I was so amazed by the difference having a damper produced, that I haven't even played yet.
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