990 steering damper

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by Irongig, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Irongig

    Irongig Been here awhile

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    Hi all,

    I need advices to buy a steering damper for my 990 adv r.

    I have 2 offers on the table:

    First one is a brp upper triple clamp with scotts steering damper. Price is like 500€.

    Second one is a complete emig triple clamp (upper and lower) with ohlins sd533 steering damper. Price is 650€.

    I’m leaning toward the emig ohlins setup but I have a few doubts

    The biggest one is that while the brp/Scott setup is born as it is to work togheter, the emig ohlins one is not.

    Infact, the latter one has the risers “cut” to make the Öhlins fit inside.
    I wonder if this placement would hinder the effect of the damper.

    Tell me your pow please

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  2. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    BRP Scotts is my vote.
    Been using this setup on numerous bikes.
    Its tidy, looks great, works second to none.
    Cant go wrong.
    IMHO :-)
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  3. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Scotts :-)

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  4. Irongig

    Irongig Been here awhile

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    Thanks for your feedback.
    How would you judge the wear of the two setups?
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  5. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Many years of use and no wear.
    Just an oil change in the Scotts once every couple years :thumb
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  6. GezwindeSpoed

    GezwindeSpoed Long timer

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    +1 my Scotts saved me multiple times during rallies on my Husaberg FE570, then transferred it to my 950SE which has seen quite some dunes, fast rally tracks and multiple crashes. Never did any maintenance. I have the BRP top triple because the Triple clamp solution did not existed at that moment.
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  7. Irongig

    Irongig Been here awhile

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    I think I will go for a triple clamp set...
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  8. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    I have the first one on my 990. Works fine. But, I don't ride like I'm racing. More like an old woman with a walker on ice.:-)
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