Scotts damper for 990 - where to buy?

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  1. miguez

    miguez Miguez Rally Racing

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    Howdy folks. I've read a bunch around here and have decided to buy a Scotts steering damper instead of the other choices that are out there.

    I would also like to raise my bar at the same time. Does anyone know if the full kit (about $700 on Scotts website) raises the bar? Also, is there a better price deal than buying the kit (damper + triple clamp)? Perhaps a place that gives ADV or AMA members a discount? My 990 is a 2008, if that makes a difference.

    Thanks!
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  2. men8ifr

    men8ifr Been here awhile

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    There is a ADV specific damper that does not require you to change the triple cmamps - that should work out a lot cheaper, I'm sure some-one will chime in with the manufacturer.
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  3. geometrician

    geometrician let's keep going...

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    I got my sub-mount upper triple & damper for about $625 @ www.ktm-parts.com

    I had to pay tax, they are only 12 miles away!

    Nice kit though, SO complete... I think it was worth it
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  4. killurtv

    killurtv free range moron

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    Black Dog Cycle Works has em.
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  5. Xanadu

    Xanadu Been here awhile

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    I just got an Emig from KTMtwins. They also carry the Scotts. On my last KTM (450EXC) I had the BRP Scotts kit. That was really nice and about the same price. You can get it directly from BRP's website. They are all around $700 shipped.
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  6. FalloutMan

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    Howd you get it for 625? They have it on the site for 700 right now.
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  7. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    Any suggestions on where to find just the mount parts?

    S
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  8. FalloutMan

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  12. jjohn82

    jjohn82 Been here awhile

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    I purchased the Ralle Moto unit for my 990 about 2000 miles ago. It took about 10-15 minutes to install. Search the forum on Ralle Moto and make your own decision, just be sure to grind down the post as others have noted. I had a good experience dealing direct.

    It is a good unit, but is not as precise as my GPR on my 450. http://www.rallemoto.com/contents/en-us/d27.html
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  13. grinns

    grinns Semper Fi

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    I got the triple and stabalizer. It mounts up very cleanly. It moves it forward and up.
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  14. FuTAnT

    FuTAnT KTM 990ADV

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    ktm-parts.com offers a 10% discount on all equipment when you sign in. It's easy money, hence the good deal. Renazco may be cheaper right now, but generally ktm-parts.com will be handy day in / day out.

    And yep, I got mine a while back (when I hat the Katoom, I'm a poor Vancouverite as compared to a cashed up Brisbanite right now) and it worked a treat. Great investment; but do your suspension first! (If you haven't already)
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  15. miguez

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  16. miguez

    miguez Miguez Rally Racing

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    hey FuTAnt, I was looking at Superplush for that, do you have any other to consider?
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  17. XR Valdeez

    XR Valdeez Been here awhile

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    Here's what I did. Damper cost me $200 used on craigslist. Got the drawing for this scott's mount from another inmate. Total cost..........$200.00 and a day of machining.:D

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  18. geometrician

    geometrician let's keep going...

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    when you register at www.ktm-parts.com you get 10% off on everything from then on- not bad! :evil They also get their parts next day from Ohio, and have most all fasteners & seals, gaskets in stock, as well as a complete water pump kit for cheaper than the ktmTwins offering, plus it's more complete.

    You can buy any parts/mounts from Scotts, or they can make you stuff custom if you need

    I got a mount kit for the KLR650 so now I can swap the damper between bikes in minutes!
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  19. FalloutMan

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    So does Home Depot rent CNC machines? I think the Scotts kit is the best way for the avg guy when you factor in time+cost.
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  20. geometrician

    geometrician let's keep going...

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    exactly. Mine took all of a half an hour to install, everything fit perfectly... called for clarification & Jake at Scotts answered the phone with in a few rings every time, super helpful that bunch. And knowledgable. Think how many racers alone have been using their product for decades- just can't beat that base of information & the reputation they have

    also billet ain't cheap either & has to be sourced, beyond your DIYer

    I used to have a Bridgeport Vertical Mill, alas those days are behind me
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