Which Scott's? road or dirt?

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  1. xxxshiftxxx

    xxxshiftxxx Been here awhile

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    I understand that there is a on and off road version of the scotts...

    I have always used dirt bikes using the dirt version and never had a stabilizer dampen back to center like the road version does...

    Will this make it any hard riding the F800 off road using the road version?? or does the road version do just fine and the dampen back to center isn't noticeable?
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  2. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Road version works just fine. Wouldn't change a thing.
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  3. xxxshiftxxx

    xxxshiftxxx Been here awhile

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    Cool, thanks! Anyone else?
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  4. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    I have the road on the sub-mount kit, works well and I like it. Start with 8 clicks out from max hard and adjust from there :D

    I have the off-road on my WR250R and it feels much different. I think part of it is attributed to the much longer arm on the WR250R mount... I had to crank it up almost to max adjustment to get it feeling right. I still have one or two more clicks so I'm not worried.
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  5. señormoto

    señormoto Supermoto Abuser

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    I have the off road version on my F8 and would not prefer having damp-to-center as the default. Seems opposite of what you'd want offroad, and isn't that the primary reason to get a damper for the F8 in the first place - to make it more stable OFF ROAD?
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  6. xxxshiftxxx

    xxxshiftxxx Been here awhile

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    That's what I am thinking.... How does the off road version work at highway speeds?
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  7. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    You're thinking too much. It works. This isn't a 220# pound bike you're going to be railing berms on or racing desert.

    A damper set correctly will be practically un-noticed, except at the end of the day when you won't be able to remember fighting your bike through miles and miles of crap.
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  8. xxxshiftxxx

    xxxshiftxxx Been here awhile

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    But I do ride my f800 like it's a dirt bike, haha....:evil

    People think I'm nuts..:huh

    Thanks for the info everyone.... I will just randomly pick one and order it..:thumb
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  9. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    I've only put about 8,000 dirt miles on my 800.
    WTF do I know?:rolleyes
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  10. señormoto

    señormoto Supermoto Abuser

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    Apparently you don't know how it feels with the offroad version of the Scotts :evil

    I'm sure the road version works fine, but if one is buying the damper for offroad riding purposes then seems it would be a better choice than the road version.

    @ highway speeds the offroad version works fine, probably as well as the road version works offroad. Not the intent, but I bought mine for offroad use and I don't notice it on the road (then again like he said a properly setup one will not be noticed)
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  11. inmate-n00b

    inmate-n00b Ciao, Marco

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    it helps reduce the wobble of knobbies on the highway.

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    scotts should come out with a damper that lets you set the return-to-center damping.
    therefore you can set the return the center damping on or off, and you won't need to differ between the street and dirt versions.
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  12. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Don't know about that. I've always run the off road version on my race bikes since 2001.
    I wound up with the road version because it was given to me by Scotts for loaning them my bike. I asked for the off road version, but was assured the road model would be fine. Turns out Scotts was right.
    GPR is a very popular off road damper and they damp to center.
    Arguing about which is better is like trying to agree on oil, break-in, etc.
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  13. davidadv1

    davidadv1 Adventurer

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    I got it from a website that gives you only
    one option so I won't scratch my head thinking
    on or off road, I got it and I trust it.
    and it's beautiful :D
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  14. xxxshiftxxx

    xxxshiftxxx Been here awhile

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    I am sure which ever version that I get will work out just fine....


    Discussion closed! Let's all go ride...:clap
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  15. itsatdm

    itsatdm Long timer

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    I have the off road version and short of a sand box to practice in, you don't notice it. I would not until some others were commenting how their bikes were moving around in some stuff, that had no effect on mine.

    I do notice it on pavement in a good way. The bike just seems more planted, like a heavier bike. You think that rider induced steering changes will feel heavy too, but it does not feel that way at all.
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  16. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV Long timer Supporter

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    If you buy the Ralle-Moto unit and have 3 options.

    Moto-X (M)= 0% return to center damping.
    Desert (D)= 50% return to center damping.
    Cross Country (C)= 100% return to center damping.
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