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post #1 of 13 Old 09-15-2003, 8:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Scott's Damper Question

Hi All, i am pretty pumped, my scott's came today! My question is with the sweep control valves. In the book it doesn't really explain how to set these? I like the damper but seems pretty complicated compared to a linear one, hope i made the right choice. Any info if greatly appreciated.
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Re: Scott's Damper Question

leave it the way it is and just adjust the left knob (one with the plastic pointer) to suit you.
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Re: Scott's Damper Question

Thanks, G-Force.

I would give my right arm, to be ambidextrous!
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Re: Scott's Damper Question

I have a Scotts too....the stock setting seems to provide the widest scope so it's best to leave it as is. Just remove the plastic knob cover with the point and put it back on with the pointer pointing somewhere where you'll know you'll be able to identify if anyone messes with it.

I'm happy with mine and have had it several years. Customer service is good too if you ever need any.
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Re: Scott's Damper Question

Thanks HondaGal, i will give it a try and play from there.

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Re: Scott's Damper Question

No, no, don't leave it the way it is!!! (J/K) Actually it works pretty well as shipped, but what I did is adjust the sweep angle to the narrowest possible angle. This way you never even know it's on there when you're doing parking lot type speeds, but you've got nice damping when you get into situations where the 'blade is prone to shake it's head. I'm really happy with the way I've got mine set up, and for me, the sweep angle adjustability is a huge advantage of the rotary style dampers.
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Re: Scott's Damper Question

Mine is set up pretty much stock also! I only adjust the left knob depending on road conditions/ riding conditions.

My question for you Scott's owners is:

Have you ever noticed a very slight moisture coming from under the left knob? I wouldnt call it 'leaking' hydro fluid, but I have noticed a tiny tiny amount of the hydo fluid that has seeped out from around the left knob. It doesnt seem to harm the equipment. Normal?

All in all the scotts is awesome...well worth the money!
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Re: Scott's Damper Question

Joel, I haven't noticed any effect on steering at parking lot speeds.

I've seen no moisture around my damper's knobs either.
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Re: Scott's Damper Question

Wasn't that a seal problem?

Or was it Hyperpro that had that?
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Re: Scott's Damper Question

Hyperpros had a leaking problem a while back, don't ask me how I know

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Re: Scott's Damper Question

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HondaGal : Joel, I haven't noticed any effect on steering at parking lot speeds.
The question was about the sweep control valves, and I thought I'd pipe in since no one else seemed to have adjusted theirs.

I set mine up the way I described the day I got it, and have not messed with it since.

Piston style dampers are set up with a constant damping through their entire stroke. This is not a bad thing, it's just that the only position where head shake begins is right around center, so that's the only area where the damper is really required.
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TEN : Mine is set up pretty much stock also! *I only adjust the left knob depending on road conditions/ riding conditions.

My question for you Scott's owners is:

Have you ever noticed a very slight moisture coming from under the left knob? *I wouldnt call it 'leaking' hydro fluid, but I have noticed a tiny tiny amount of the hydo fluid that has seeped out from around the left knob. It doesnt seem to harm the equipment. *Normal?

All in all the scotts is awesome...well worth the money!
Not near the knob though. I've had mine for 6 months or so and notice, like you said, just a tiny tiny amount. Every once in awhile I see some of the fluid and it's near the left base towards the bottom. I've been keeping an eye on it and have been wondering if it's just because the damper may have kicked in on some of my rides. Only I don't quite ride as hard as some of the folks here... yet

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