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Old 06-27-2015, 10:00 AM   #1
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800XC Steering Damper Options?

Anyone using one on the XC? I'm really interested in installing one but can't find many options. Looks like a Rally Raid mount is required to compensate for the ignition? Then any damper will fit? Looking like the $$ adds up pretty quickly.

Any experience or advice would be great.

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Old 06-27-2015, 10:00 PM   #2
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http://www.gprstabilizer.com/app_67_triumph_tiger_800

Haven't put a GPR on my Tiger yet but may. I have one on my WR450 and had one on my DR650. I know it saved my butt during some rocky dirt road stuff and once when I hit a submerged rock I couldn't see. Skips the front wheel to the side instead of ripping the bars outta your hands. GPR stands behind their stuff.
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:29 PM   #3
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Thanks, thats exactly what I'm looking for. Calling for prices on monday

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Old 06-28-2015, 07:33 PM   #4
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Google this damper unit company from Oz. MSC make an Axis to suit the Tiger 800.

They are well made and about $400 US I would guess.

I fitted mine last weekend . I have started a " how to" posting with photos (when Photobucket co-operates) on the Australian Tiger thread.

I have one of their units on my DRZ400 and it is really excellent ( RM2 unit: a bit more complex than the Axis)
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:11 PM   #5
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https://www.rallemoto.com/contents/en-us/d67.html#p31

Looks nice....question: Are there detents as it progresses toward full on or does it just sweep smoothly? One thing I like about the GPR is the numbered detents.

Good to see other options.
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:14 PM   #6
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I just put the GPR on my XCX

I had to have a friend help me with the install - he did a great job with cutting of the plastic cover near the tank that surrounds the ignition key. Looks like it came from the factory.

An absolute must for this bike if you plan on doing any amount of sand. After the install I took it out to the Mojave Desert area and ran it through, not the deepest amount of sand I have ever ridden through, but enough to see the difference.

I have had one on my KTM dirt bike for quite a while so I was confident in the results. Guys, these are big heavy bikes and any amount of sand and they are A LOT of work - the stabilizer doesn't make it easy but definitely more manageable.

I highly recommend them if you plan on doing any kind of desert riding.

Remember it will raise your handlebar height.

Hope that helps. Good luck with your project.
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Old 06-29-2015, 04:20 AM   #7
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yes detents

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https://www.rallemoto.com/contents/en-us/d67.html#p31

Looks nice....question: Are there detents as it progresses toward full on or does it just sweep smoothly? One thing I like about the GPR is the numbered detents.

Good to see other options.
There are 8 detent positions on the Axis unit.

The RM2 has 8 detents away from centre and 8 for return to centre. You can tune it as you ride.
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:21 AM   #8
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Thx for the reply.
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:17 AM   #9
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Cool beans. I am going to start saving my pennies for the GPR set up. Does it come with the mounts or do they need to be purchased separately?
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:54 PM   #10
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Looking at their pic, description and knowing the previous products...their risers bolt in place of the stock lower bar mounts. The GPR unit mounts to the cross piece 'tween the risers and then you use your stock top bar clamps. They provide the mount for the resistance bar to go in.

That's my best guess based on their site and previous installs. They say complete, bolt on, no welding, so I'm betting it's ready to go.
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Old 06-29-2015, 03:18 PM   #11
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Cool beans. I am going to start saving my pennies for the GPR set up. Does it come with the mounts or do they need to be purchased separately?
You will have to modify the plastic cover over the ignition area. You also have to get a grinder wheel - we used a dremel tool with thin metal grinding wheels to take of the security bolts but we managed both in an easily paced evening. We used the dremel to cut away the plastic cover as well. We taped off the plastic cover and just cut away very slowly. Sorry I did not take any photos but as I recall there are some pictures with the install materials.

Well worth the time and expense as I have indicated already. Good luck with the project.
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Just for interest

I checked out the GPR product on their website.

What I could see is
1) no model offered for 2015 models as yet.
2) bigger detent wheel for on the fly adjustment with gloves on.
3) $575 US compared to approx $400 for MSC ( freight from OZ will be higher)
4) fitting method the same.
5) GPR comes in multile colours/ MSC is black
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Old 06-30-2015, 02:05 AM   #13
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How to fit the damper

I have posted some photos ( #2222) on the Aussie Tiger thread which might assist you in installing a GPR/MSC type steering damper.
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Old 07-01-2015, 09:35 PM   #14
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I checked out the GPR product on their website.

What I could see is
1) no model offered for 2015 models as yet.
2) bigger detent wheel for on the fly adjustment with gloves on.
3) $575 US compared to approx $400 for MSC ( freight from OZ will be higher)
4) fitting method the same.
5) GPR comes in multile colours/ MSC is black
1) Give them a call, they have them. I just put one on about a month ago.
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An absolute must for this bike if you plan on doing any amount of sand. After the install I took it out to the Mojave Desert area and ran it through, not the deepest amount of sand I have ever ridden through, but enough to see the difference.

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Good to hear about sand, as I have a 3 day mostly all dirt ride across southern Idaho planned later in the year that will include deep sand, and I have yet to ride deep sand on my triumph.

I can say that having the Scotts dampener on mine (made my own mount in 2014) allows me to ride fast enough through the rocks that I get a number of pinch flats each year from hitting big rocks at speed, and have already had two pinch flats this year. This is essentially my same experience riding/racing dirt bikes when we would get 7-8 pinch flats each year. This is the reason I carry two patch kits, a front and rear tube and three ways to inflate my tires, as I rode 20 miles on a front flat on the triumph and it was zero fun.

I know the stabilizer is expensive, but worth every penny if you are going to push this bike to its limits. I had the stabilizer from my dirt bike when I quit racing and moved to dual sport, so all I needed was the mount for my Scotts but nothing had been released to the market. Now, there are lots of options, so no excuse for not have one...except green stuff. Look at it this way, it's cheaper than your emergency room deductible...and yes, a stabilizer works that well...
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