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Old 06-08-2009, 01:45 PM
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Question 2002 F4i Steering Damper - Which One? Noob Needs Some Help Picking B-Day Gift

Hey guys, I'm a complete noob at this stuff so I'll warn you that ahead of time Anyway, my buddy has an 02 F4i and a few of us would like to pitch in together and get him a nice steering damper for it for his b-day at the end of this month. We're looking to keep it around $400 and I haven't a clue to start. I would just ask him but we want to to be a surprise. All I know is that he'd like one that bolts to the top of the triple tree, but that is all I know and I don't even know if I said that right lol

Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:09 PM
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I have no advice, but I just wanted to say that's really freakin' cool of you guys
 
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My b-day is in November, if you are still feeling frisky around then I'll PM you my mailing addy
 
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:25 PM
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http://www.kneedraggers.com/list/101...nda/CBR600F4i/ There's at least a starting point of brands/designs.
 
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Thanks Elfling Could you by chance tell me which is better, a piston or rotary damper?
 
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:54 AM
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i had a GPR dampener and it was awesome, but since i changed my triple to a complete attack performance it didnt fit. now i have a ohlins linear dampener, but wishing i bought thishttp://www.hyperpro.com/products/dam...untingKitID=30
 
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I saw those but they are about $130 over budget, sucks too because all the reviews say they pretty much kick *** lol. I called the local shop today and they told me that they use Scott's Dampers. They have them in stock for $400 and they said Scott's would be one of the best (of course they did they want to make a sale lol) anyway, any thoughts on Scott's???
 
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:39 AM
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Well, budget is budget- if you have a limit, in one way that makes it easier

Found one thread with some talk about what brands people prefer budget-wise and not considering budget:

https://cbrforum.com/forum/showthrea...teering+damper

also

https://cbrforum.com/forum/showthrea...teering+damper

Looks like a lot of people are saying Ohlins/Hyperpro if you have the money, but Scotts/GPR are completely fine.
 
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:15 PM
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the rotary dampeners(scotts and gpr) are reactive meaning they tighten up the steering as the speed increases ++++ the ohlins is a linear and it just adjust with the dial ----me not so happy the hyperpro RSC is a linear but is also a reactive SUPER+++++++++
in all honesty the scotts/gpr are very good
i wouldn't have sold my GPR if it fit my new complete triple
 
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during a hard brake, my bike jerked to the right. would a steering stabilizer solve this? i dont understand why this stuff is so expensive.
 

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