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Old 04-25-2012, 10:00 AM
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meh.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:32 AM
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meh.
Have you tried one?
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:19 AM
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For all the back and forth it seems like it'd just be easier to buy the whole shebang from Scotts for $450. Hell the weld on one is $399.
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Have you tried one?
No, but I guess I put up with manual steering in my FJ40 for 4 years too

I'm still gonna go with meh for a 250cc dirtbike.
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I've ridden with one, and noticed quite a difference (same model bike). Nothing that hits you in the face, you just end up feeling like "Gee, the last time I rode that trail I didn't feel NEARLY as confident. Huh." REALLY makes a difference in the rocks or in deep sand. Same effect no matter the motor size, Matt.

That said, the budget has not to date allowed for one.

[edit] I did put a decent damper on the Duc, gotten used (Ohlins unit from a wrecked Duc). It does indeed change the way the bike feels, and when I turn it to zero effect, the bike just doesn't feel as confidence-inspiring. That is on a street bike, too.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:20 PM
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I've ridden with one, and noticed quite a difference (same model bike). Nothing that hits you in the face, you just end up feeling like "Gee, the last time I rode that trail I didn't feel NEARLY as confident. Huh." REALLY makes a difference in the rocks or in deep sand. Same effect no matter the motor size, Matt.

That said, the budget has not to date allowed for one.

[edit] I did put a decent damper on the Duc, gotten used (Ohlins unit from a wrecked Duc). It does indeed change the way the bike feels, and when I turn it to zero effect, the bike just doesn't feel as confidence-inspiring. That is on a street bike, too.
Duc's that I have ridden need them. not sure why.

I love them on dirt bikes too.

Matt, if you haven't ridden with one you should try it. it is like Bill says.
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Agreed, on my few stints riding Bruce's just felt more confident, and I'm guessing less fatigue at the end of the day? A lot of that has to do with how much dampening it's going, but cool they're adjustable to that end. Not something I'm ordering tonight, but I could see doing it later this year after more saddle time, so I'd better notice the difference.
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Matt ^

No, but the color is cool.
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