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Does any body know if tere is a steering damper available for the Scrambler? I've been searching but have not found anything....
 

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Threads merged and why would you need one, other than for vanity?
 

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Roads where I live in are not top notch so to speak. I've felt the need to fit in a damper for high speed runs. It actually does wobble a lot at high speeds, helped of course by crappy roads.
 

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A steering damper isn't really going to help with the "crappy roads" - and the Scrambler definitely is not in need of one.


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Heavier oil in the forks is probably a better idea for pot holes and crappy roads. I hear ohlins are releasing some tubes soon


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The correct answer is that you don't. The Scrambler isn't ferocious enough or fast enough to warrant one.
Much more importantly, the front rake isnt steep enough. The front end on this bike is not twitchy at all.
 

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Much more importantly, the front rake isnt steep enough. The front end on this bike is not twitchy at all.
I agree completely.

I have just spent three hours this evening thrashing around on the most nadgery, potholed, rutted, gravelly roads in West Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire. I was particularly seeking out rough roads as mentioned with raised and sunken manhole covers if possible, to see how "twitchy" the bike got at speed. And I wasn't hanging about!

I can honestly say this bike does not need even a sniff of a steering damper.

Just get out there and ride the arse off it! You'll have a blast if you do!!
 

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When supermoto's kicked off using dirt bikes with road tyres and speeds started to climb, the front end could weave a bit due to air catching the unusualy long front mudguard. The trick was to cut it down, then manufacturers started fitting stumpy fenders to road bias bikes.
The only Scrambler this could affect would be the Urban Enduro and I can say that I ride it quite hard in the twisties and badly surfaced roads and don't think it needs a damper.
 

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Motorocks question was based on availability - not on your "definite" opinion regarding requirement.

Motorocks if you feel your bike would benefit from a steering damper you go ahead and fit one mate, at least you'll be one of the first! I have not noticed any dealers offering a model specific damper but there are quite a few universal options around. I cannot attest to their quality or ease of install sorry.
You're right!
Perhaps some constructive advice would be better.
Maybe spending the money on better suspension components would be the way to go first?
But like you say,its his bike to do with as he pleases.
 

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Of course he can what what he likes with his bike. He can pour petrol on it and set fire to it if he wants. His choice.

But does the bike need a steering damper? In my honest opinion, I don't (even remotely) think so.
 

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Motorocks question was based on availability - not on your "definite" opinion regarding requirement.

Motorocks if you feel your bike would benefit from a steering damper you go ahead and fit one mate, at least you'll be one of the first! I have not noticed any dealers offering a model specific damper but there are quite a few universal options around. I cannot attest to their quality or ease of install sorry.
If that's the case it would make a very short thread because going by your theory it would start and stop with a 'No'
Not a good recipe for a flowing conversation.
 
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