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Best damper for a 954 (scotts,toby.ohlins,etc ?)

Please give personal opinions and as well as documented facts..i'm leaning towards the scotts, because its small and unintrusive vs the length wise shock kind.

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Re: Best damper for a 954 (scotts,toby.ohlins,etc ?)

I've got a Scott's that works pretty well. I was getting some headshake at the last track day and was able to turn it up on the fly. Another benefit is that you can get mounting kits for multiple bikes and just detach / re attach with 2 allen bolts.

Any of them would be better than none.
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Re: Best damper for a 954 (scotts,toby.ohlins,etc ?)

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I've got a Scott's that works pretty well. I was getting some headshake at the last track day and was able to turn it up on the fly. Another benefit is that you can get mounting kits for multiple bikes and just detach / re attach with 2 allen bolts.

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Re: Best damper for a 954 (scotts,toby.ohlins,etc ?)

Dan Kyle racing said OLINS for the track Scotts for the street. Said they were both the best, either way you cant go wrong. I got the SCOTTS, its sweet mounts up easy. Small and compact.
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Re: Best damper for a 954 (scotts,toby.ohlins,etc ?)

I have the GPR damper. Works great and really good customer service. You can check out the pics in my personal gallery area. They come in various colors.

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Re: Best damper for a 954 (scotts,toby.ohlins,etc ?)

A vote for th eOhlins. I have on and it works great I think you'd be happy either way

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Re: Best damper for a 954 (scotts,toby.ohlins,etc ?)

I'm very happy with my scott's and it's one of the few things that survived when I totaled my F4I
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Re: Best damper for a 954 (scotts,toby.ohlins,etc ?)

Matris. But hey, I may be biased. haha

Anyone else know of a damper with a nitrogen charged expansion chamber to keep the oil's temp constant? Not being smart coz Matris do, but interested if anyone else does. Thanks
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Re: Best damper for a 954 (scotts,toby.ohlins,etc ?)

You can't go wrong with either the Ohlins or Scotts. Some have said that the piston type, such as Ohlins, may be more vulnerable in a crash. I loved my Scotts.
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Re: Best damper for a 954 (scotts,toby.ohlins,etc ?)

i LOVE my GPR...


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Re: Best damper for a 954 (scotts,toby.ohlins,etc ?)

I like the Toby... cheaper and works just as well. Very adjustable. I personally don't like the look of the scotts/gpr. They look like a metal box on top of the triple... I always imagined hitting a bump tucked behind the windscreen and smacking my face on it.
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Re: Best damper for a 954 (scotts,toby.ohlins,etc ?)

SCOTTS!!
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Re: Best damper for a 954 (scotts,toby.ohlins,etc ?)

Hyperpro. Been good to me so far - about 5k miles.
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Re: Best damper for a 954 (scotts,toby.ohlins,etc ?)

Ohlins. No problems
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