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Old 03-22-2005, 05:16 PM   #16
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I just am having a Scotts top mount put on my 99 640 as we speak. GKennedy has a top mount on his 01 640 also. You can do, it takes some work. I am lucky enough to have Scotts and the man who makes the arms and posts for them right down the road from me (okay 30 miles).

All it takes is a good welder who knows bikes and someone willing to cut/file the arm down so it doesnt hit the tank/ gas cap. The arm is made of hardened steel and can be cut for clearance if needed.

I intend on using the road damper too. I guess it is all personal taste....
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Old 03-22-2005, 05:42 PM   #17
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I just am having a Scotts top mount put on my 99 640 as we speak. GKennedy has a top mount on his 01 640 also. You can do, it takes some work. I am lucky enough to have Scotts and the man who makes the arms and posts for them right down the road from me (okay 30 miles).

All it takes is a good welder who knows bikes and someone willing to cut/file the arm down so it doesnt hit the tank/ gas cap. The arm is made of hardened steel and can be cut for clearance if needed.

I intend on using the road damper too. I guess it is all personal taste....
Scotts isn't that far from me either ... let me know the name of that welder, I may need to look for someone with a wire-feed machine & skilled hands when this thing shows up.
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Old 03-22-2005, 08:26 PM   #18
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I would like to hear some people discuss why they want a steering dampener or why they do not (some say they don't...). What's it good for and when is it bad? Anyone?
Have you ever driven a car without power steering on a bad road? You feel all of the bumps and pot holes jerking the steering wheel out of your hands and rattling your teeth. The steering damper can make a bike seem like you put power steering on it. You don't get tired as easily. It is great to have when riding fast on rough terrain. You have control instead of the bike controling you. You don't feel all of the chop through the handlebars that you are riding across. It gets rid of forearm pump big time! It increased my riding time more than 2X before I started getting tired. The problem is realizing when you are tired! On the wrong bike; that can mean trouble. I know about that aspect too!
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Old 03-22-2005, 10:25 PM   #19
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The price of the damper & tripleclamp works out so you end up getting the bars for free.
BTDT, agree it's the way to go. I agree- they are too close to new price used to be worth the risk.

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did you do the singletrack option around Mike's? VERY short, fun bonus ride. Maybe only a mile or so, but I huffed the 640 through it several times.
Not this trip, but I've ridden a fair amount of oneline stuff around there- there's some on the way in from San Matias, and more on the South/West side of the place... which one are you talking about?

We wound up being short on gas, short on time, and facing a muddy ride home. Not much exploring this time.
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Old 03-22-2005, 10:29 PM   #20
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Good timing inte! I would like to hear some people discuss why they want a steering dampener or why they do not (some say they don't...). What's it good for and when is it bad? Anyone?
It's good for everything except supercross. It's bad for supercross. Any questions?

Seriously, there is no downside that I have ever found, aside from a lighter wallet. But the upsides are huge- it takes a huge amount of work out of riding anywhere that rocks and so forth want to twist the bars back and forth (which is pretty much everywhere off-road) and it has no negative impact on tight handling.

My XR damper finally lost its seals in Baja and pumped it's oil out. After 20k miles with it on, riding without it was a very sad eye opener to how great a job it does- you don't notice it's there, it's just like all those rocks moved out of the way for you.
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Old 03-22-2005, 11:01 PM   #21
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Not this trip, but I've ridden a fair amount of oneline stuff around there- there's some on the way in from San Matias, and more on the South/West side of the place... which one are you talking about?

We wound up being short on gas, short on time, and facing a muddy ride home. Not much exploring this time.
Seems like you did a good deal of exploring to me ... ! I haven't ridden much down there (by comparison). Spent a lot of time, but the majority was with family ... working on a farm outside Mulege for a while, migrant labourer that I be...

The head of the singletrack I mentioned is visible (if you know where to look) from the parking area at Mike's. You head down the "driveway" like you're going to leave Mike's & hang a left before you get to the river - the trail begins about 50 yds from there, winds around for a mile or so, then reconnects you back at the main road about 1/4 from the river down the hill from Mike's - makes a nice "cap" to the ride after coming up the fireroad.
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Old 03-23-2005, 06:05 AM   #22
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Have you ever driven a car without power steering on a bad road? You feel all of the bumps and pot holes jerking the steering wheel out of your hands and rattling your teeth. The steering damper can make a bike seem like you put power steering on it. You don't get tired as easily. It is great to have when riding fast on rough terrain. You have control instead of the bike controling you. You don't feel all of the chop through the handlebars that you are riding across. It gets rid of forearm pump big time! It increased my riding time more than 2X before I started getting tired. The problem is realizing when you are tired! On the wrong bike; that can mean trouble. I know about that aspect too!
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It's good for everything except supercross. It's bad for supercross. Any questions?

Seriously, there is no downside that I have ever found, aside from a lighter wallet. But the upsides are huge- it takes a huge amount of work out of riding anywhere that rocks and so forth want to twist the bars back and forth (which is pretty much everywhere off-road) and it has no negative impact on tight handling.

My XR damper finally lost its seals in Baja and pumped it's oil out. After 20k miles with it on, riding without it was a very sad eye opener to how great a job it does- you don't notice it's there, it's just like all those rocks moved out of the way for you.
Thanks fellas! That's what I thought, but so many people throwin money at their bike don't do the dampener... just wondered if one of the naysayers might have some reason. Even one of the 950 riders in SoCal who rode thru a ditch that ran 45 degrees across the trail had the bars crank over and highsided claimed that a dampener wouldn't have helped him
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Old 03-23-2005, 06:05 AM   #23
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I would like to hear some people discuss why they want a steering dampener or why they do not (some say they don't...). What's it good for and when is it bad? Anyone?
Well firstly and most importantly that gold finish on the Scotts adds some serious bling to your bike


I have never had much "feel" for the finer points of a bikes handling but I can tell you that the damper makes the biggest change to a bike.

We've all done it - fitted some of the latest killer mods to the bike and then ridden down the road thinking "Can I feel any change....I think I can....well I'm not sure.....yes, it must be better 'cos it cost enough!" Well with the Scotts you really can feel it.

The first time I hit some dirt with my Scotts fitted I thought "well now I'd better turn it (the damping) up and see what it does and it did it, just like riding down the street.

I did a week of varied trail riding last year and was not able to use the damper as my link arm fixing nut had fallen off - and boy did I suffer, it made everything such hard work.

As for the people who claim not to like/need dampers, well I can only assume that they have either not tried one, tried one that was set up wrongly, either too weak or too stiff or are riding gods who (unlike me) don't need all the help they can get.
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Old 03-23-2005, 06:14 AM   #24
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Id like to see pic of these Scotts setups
Anyone...Anyones?
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Old 03-23-2005, 06:20 AM   #25
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Id like to see pic of these Scotts setups
Anyone...Anyones?
jeebsus Surly, search for this stuff yerself!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41528

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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34058
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:40 PM   #26
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I have a 2000 640 Enduro. I would like to do a below mount stabilzer. Has anyone tried the following on a 2000?

http://www.gprstabilizer.com/app_28_ktm_lc4_640

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