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I agree, Ive not needed one, and some of the roads around these parts are worse than being off road, :(

But it is GOLD , would it go well with my Gold wheels Geoff :D ( when I get them done) lol
 

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Just out of curiosity because I have pretty much zero experience in this area...is this something that would be beneficial if using your Scrambler for track days? Especially with properly tuned suspension? Or is it truly just 100% looks?
 

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You can always order one in black. To be honest it is an engineering marvel and will look cool. Unfortunately it soooooooo expensive. Price Euro 193.98 is only for mounting kit alone.
 

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I'm a firm believer in steering dampers. It's always a great insurance policy. It only takes one hard tank slapper to get tossed off a bike at speed. I've tried to come up with a nice clean looking no welding required damper mount and came up empty. Everything to mount to is plastic. The tank only has 2 bolts that hold it in at the back. I love the idea but the tank would need to be reinforced for that to work long term without a cracked tank mount.
 

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MMM have thought about it as lot of sand in Perth.WER make one that goes underneath steering head and goes fwd over guard.That looks bit weird to me that one
 

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Has anyone experienced a so called "speed weave" or "tank slapper" on a scrambler yet? If so what were the conditions which caused it and bike config (stock or aftermarket suspension, windscreen, etc.)?

I haven't taken mine to top speed where these things are more likely to happen. I was chucked off an old R90s at full speed a long time ago and gained respect for a working damper, mine was really old and perhaps dead.

So has anyone experienced any sort of wobble at speed? I haven't so I suspect this frame, geometry and aerodynamics aren't prone to this kind of trouble.
 

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Yes, I was on Southbound I-65 going through Indiana at 100+. The road is so full of bumps from Semi-Trucks that it will jar your filling out!
 

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MMM have thought about it as lot of sand in Perth.WER make one that goes underneath steering head and goes fwd over guard.That looks bit weird to me that one
FWIW trebor, for sand work, I reckon the money invested would go better on a 21 inch front wheel,
I've done a fair bit through sand now and found that a firm grip and a bit of power with the arse moved back over the rear wheels works well.
 
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Yes, I was on Southbound I-65 going through Indiana at 100+. The road is so full of bumps from Semi-Trucks that it will jar your filling out!
So was your bike a stock setup and did the wobble get dangerous? I had my bike ~95 but on a fairly smooth road in Nevada. It was steady although that was a little fast for long runs as a naked bike.
 

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Phil, My bike has full top shelf suspension on it. The wobble wasn't dangerous but a damper would have been nice. I-65 is the main North South truck route. It has ruts from trucks that are terrible.
 

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I'm a firm believer in steering dampers. It's always a great insurance policy. It only takes one hard tank slapper to get tossed off a bike at speed. I've tried to come up with a nice clean looking no welding required damper mount and came up empty. Everything to mount to is plastic. The tank only has 2 bolts that hold it in at the back. I love the idea but the tank would need to be reinforced for that to work long term without a cracked tank mount.
I have to agree with Ken in that the tank isn't the place for the damper to be anchored to, I've had steering dampers on all my Ducati's so far but the scrambler doesn't seem to have any place to firmly install a steering damper to.
One could argue that the scrambler is a bike to potter around on and not an out and out sport bike so therefore it shouldn't need one.

It's just my thoughts so please don't shoot me.

Geoff.
 

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It is said that you can use any compatible damper available on the market. So I guess it is matter to figure out which one fit this type of mounting.
 
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