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Steering Dampeners

What is a better stabilizer Scotts or GPR? I have a 03 954RR.
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Re: Steering Dampeners

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The answer is Scotts as any fule no.
BTW if you keep calling them dampeners around here you will be a targetboy.

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I logged on and saw this, and thought it was a set up!
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Re: Steering Dampeners

Steering stabilizers then. Hows that?
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Re: Steering Dampeners

OK but they're also known as dampers.
Some people on here get a bit apoplectic when noobs call them dampeners.
But not me I was just winding you up (Ozspeak).
I don't have any experience with GPR. I have a Scotts.
They are both rotary dampers and I have only heard positive reports on both brands.
Either is better than none IMHO and quite a good insurance policy on a 954.
My Scotts makes the bike feel a lot less flighty, especially under hard acceleration on bumpy stuff or through bumpy corners.
Do a search on "damper", "stabilizer", "GPR" or "Scotts" and you will find mucho stuff.

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Re: Steering Dampeners

My scott's damper adjustment knob broke off. After about 3 yrs of use. I dunno, otherwise, a good product.

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Re: Steering Dampeners

I prefer my Scotts DAMPER over GPR DAMPERS because they have a much greater range of adjustment. I would choose the Scotts DAMPER over the GPR any day. As we know though eveyone has the option to do what they want. I've had friends buy the GPR simply because it comes in different colors so they can match it to their bikes.

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Do a search on "damper", "stabilizer", "GPR" or "Scotts" and you will find mucho stuff.
Alot comes up under dampner too.

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Re: Steering Dampeners

my GPR was $240 vs scotts $400....I cant tell them apart. A friend of mine has the scotts damper and feels no different. Unless you have to have the scotts brand, save some $$$ and go GPR.
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Re: Steering Dampeners

I've got a GPR; it's been great. But I can't say I've compared it directly to a Scotts. Price made me chose the GPR and I have NO regrets.

Also to note: GPR's customer service is amazing!

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Re: Steering Dampeners

targetboy, do you like the looks of a rotary (Scotts) or piston type (Ohlins) damper? Can't go wrong with either - I happen to like the piston type and went with Ohlins.
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Re: Steering Dampeners

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my GPR was $240 vs scotts $400....I cant tell them apart. A friend of mine has the scotts damper and feels no different. Unless you have to have the scotts brand, save some $$$ and go GPR.
Where'd ya pick up a gpr for 240? I thought my 285 was good.
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targetboy680.
The answer is Scotts as any fule no.
BTW if you keep calling them dampeners around here you will be a targetboy.
damper,damper,damper,damper,damper,damper,damper,d amper
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Re: Steering Dampeners

I got the GPR. GPR is huge in the dirtbike world and those guys get their
steering jerked around way more than use road guys do. I really like my
GPR and it has saved me a few times. My last track day there were many times I would come over a rise and the front would get light and never a scary moment when the suspension loaded up. Never a tank slapper with it on. Can't speak to the Scotts. But what has been said about GPR's customer service is correct. Great folks at GPR.
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