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Old 07-04-2010, 08:34 PM   #1
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Question Steering Stabilizers: Scott's vs. RTT

Any opinions as to which is better??

I've heard some good things lately about RTT... but the Scotts is the tried and true steering stabilizer...

Opinions???
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Old 07-04-2010, 08:34 PM   #2
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I'll be putting one on a KTM 530... haven't decided which yet
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Old 07-05-2010, 12:09 AM   #3
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I've mounted a Scotts road model (damps both ways) on my Zega panniered DL1000 (runs like it's on rails, after a train wreck mind you...) and an off road model (damps only off center, not return) on my 08 KTM 300XC. They've been in production over twenty years, now solely US owned, well proven and pretty well standard fitment for Baja and Paris to Dakar racers. You won't find better people to deal with than Scotts Performance, they'll talk you through any setup and tuning questions over the phone, as though you're a sponsored rider...

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Old 07-05-2010, 11:02 AM   #4
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Obviously Scotts has a corner on the market... and there is usually good reason for that...

but are there any others to consider???

What about the remote adjustment?? Is that critical?? I know Scotts doesn't offer that...
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Old 07-05-2010, 12:11 PM   #5
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I've never wished for a remote adjustment on my Scotts. I find it is set it and forget. I rarely make adjustments.
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Old 07-05-2010, 12:12 PM   #6
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Scotts its tried and true. You can adjust on the fly and It has a low and high speed damper. My buddy loves his. You cant adjust the high speed damper on the fly but really no need, the low speed is adjustable on fly.

I have a Motosportz, I like it as its low profile and cost less and its guarenteed for life, free of charge repairs.
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:23 PM   #7
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I've a scotts, it works great and has loads of adjustability. Haven't tried an RTT.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:29 PM   #8
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I've got a few thousand miles on a GPR, sold the bike with the GPR- it tended to give me armpump on the super-slow singletrack even on the lowest setting. Have since bought a used low hour bike with the RTT unit- not what I would have picked but a nice unit nonetheless. However, I quickly discovered it was leaking. I caled RTT and they explained it's an older unit and they can do a full rebuild to bring the older unit up to new specs... for $150.00. I've taken the bike out twice since the rebuild, still leaking. I'm waiting to see if it stops. I've read other opinions on the internet that RTT has had some quality issues in the past- FWIW.

On my other new bike, I bought a new scotts and can't wait to get familiar with the unit. I seldom hear of leaking being a chronic problem with Scotts. It also has a low speed adjustment which should allow me to reduce armpump in slow going.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:55 PM   #9
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FWIW I had a RTT equipped bike on my rack a couple weeks ago with a leaking Damper. I've never seen a weeping Scotts damper.
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FWIW I had a RTT equipped bike on my rack a couple weeks ago with a leaking Damper. I've never seen a weeping Scotts damper.
This is an old thread to drag up,Ive got a leaking RTT damper as well,and the remote takes up too much room on the bars.
This one came with paperwork showing a shop tried to fix the leaking damper twice. Anybody have any luck with these lately?

If they work and dont leak are they as good as other dampers?
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