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post #1 of 20 Old 10-15-2008, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ultra Low Renthals and Scotts Damper?

Hello I was wondering if anyone has tried to mount a Scotts steering damper to an 05' 919 along with an ultra low set of bars from renthal? Many more Q's to come....Thanks

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post #2 of 20 Old 10-15-2008, 04:41 AM
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There really isn't a need for a dampner on the 919

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I don't think there are a lot of guys using dampers on their 919s. The people at Scotts are very helpful though and have lots of answers. I have one of their dampers on my ktm & on my r6 shortly.

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There really isn't a need for a dampner on the 919
I think that's his way of saying he hasn't tried it.

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As far as I'm concerned, a damper is only going to improve things. Having come from a MX background I'm in the mind set that a damper should come standard on everything! Although, I have yet to do one myself on the 9'er.

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who makes a damper and where can they be bought? ive been looking for one but cant come across any

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Its not very polite of you to post that picture and then leave us no information on it! Who makes it and how much? Where did you get it? ect...

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Its not very polite of you to post that picture and then leave us no information on it! Who makes it and how much? Where did you get it? ect...
He gave the name Matris


Here's one spot

http://www.indysuperbikes.com/Isb1/dampers.htm




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Yea, I didn't catch the name. Sorry mike! I've been searching but can not find one for the 919. I found the same site but no Matris is listed.

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Quick Google search. Matris damper for the 919(Hornet)

Apology accepted!

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WTF ? I searched Matris steering dampers and come up with forums talking about it?

Thank mike!

And holy wallet clean out! Them things are salty!!!

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There really isn't a need for a dampner on the 919
If I had a steering Dampener on my 06 919 I would of had at least a 50/50 chance of not going down with that wicked tank slapper I went threw.. Just MHO ...




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WTF ? I searched Matris steering dampers and come up with forums talking about it?

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Carpimoto does show the Matris damper for the 919.

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Honestly I think its a discontinued item. I tried to buy it off the link mike provided and it puts it in the cart at $0.00

thats my kind of price but I also think that's why searches are coming up empty handed.

Edit: the new link @ carpimoto works!

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Honestly I think its a discontinued item. I tried to buy it off the link mike provided and it puts it in the cart at $0.00

thats my kind of price but I also think that's why searches are coming up empty handed.

Edit: the new link @ carpimoto works!
Did you try my first link to Exotic Sportbike?

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Over my 50 years of riding every street motorcycle you've ever heard of, and many you haven't, I can say there are some that desperately need dampers, some that could benefit from them, and some that a damper would be a trick looking waste of money. The 919 falls squarely into the latter category. It is supremely stable without being difficult to steer, and the only time mine wanted to shake its head, when I hit a board laying diagonally across my lane on the freeway, all I had to do was let go of the bars and it damped out within a second. The lesson there was most instabilities are the result of the rider fighting the bike rather than working with it, and once you learn to trust the bike it's apparent manners improve markedly. This, of course, assumes proper maintenance, tires in good shape and properly inflated, and nothing bent or otherwise damaged in a fall in which case the damper addresses the symptom rather than the cause.

Naturally, you are free to do whatever you want, but there are better ways to invest in the bike. Just sayin'.

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Additional information was discussed in this previous WT thread.

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No damper on jayfooey's 919.


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I'm with Rob on this one. I've moved the forks up through the triple clamps 3/4" and dialed all the rear preload in and the bike is still stable as a rock. I'm also running unshortened renthal ultra lows. It seems as though a damper on this bike would slow the flickability I like so much. Relax and ride. That damper in the photo does look good tho. Good luck.

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