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Hello fellow brothers (and sisters),

I will keep this short....when I got my Ohlins shock put in by a reputable company where I reside (Dayton, OH) I asked him to look at my Scotts steering damper because the knob on it kept spinning. I explained to him that I did not know if it was on the "hard" or "soft" setting because although the knob stopped before, I think I may have twisted it too far one day and it just free-spins. After saying this, he gave the handle bars a tug and (surprisingly) quickly replied that my damper was not working properly.

Yesterday I decided to send the damper into Scotts, and in reading their website they said they can service the damper for $65 plus shipping back to me. I paid $10 to ship it to them. So were looking at a total cost right around $90. In short, do you guys think it was worth it for me to do have them service it, as I am not completely sure that the damper was malfunctioning (but am not mechanically inclined)?. Also, has anyone else had their steering damper (preferably Scotts) serviced before? Thanks in advance for all the help! I love you all! :shakehand
 

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I've never had mine serviced, but i most likely would send it back to them. That isn't too bad of a price considering them how much they are when they are new.

When the guy turned the bars back and forth he was probably checking to see if the damper was dampening the movement sitting still. If the bars turn freely, then the damper is either on full soft, or not working.
 

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Considering the price for a brand new one, I'd also opt for servicing (even at $90). Also even if your not mechanically inclined and even if theres not a problem (though it sounds like there is) I'm betting the peace of mind after getting it back will be worth it.
 

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If it is doing what you say, Then yes you should have it looked at.

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My thoughts exactly...have you ever heard of this before?


I've never had mine serviced, but i most likely would send it back to them. That isn't too bad of a price considering them how much they are when they are new.

When the guy turned the bars back and forth he was probably checking to see if the damper was dampening the movement sitting still. If the bars turn freely, then the damper is either on full soft, or not working.


Thanks for the feedback brother...just wondered if it was normal for the knob to free sping...but when he said it was not dampening (is that a word?)....I figured I better get it checked out!


Considering the price for a brand new one, I'd also opt for servicing (even at $90). Also even if your not mechanically inclined and even if theres not a problem (though it sounds like there is) I'm betting the peace of mind after getting it back will be worth it.
I agree w/ you wholeheartedly!....The thing is I had done a jump or two off of a pretty steep hill a few months back (don't judge me) and when I landed the bars shook a little but nothing to bad...I figured it was due to the damper doing its job...perhaps it was a placebo effect...
 

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I should update you guys on this situation....so I ended up sending it in to them and it cost approximately $10 to ship it to them. The repairs cost me $110 (but this price includes the stabilizer being shipped back to me). After it was all said in done I am paying approximately $120...which I believe is reasonable considering them fixing the entire thing (as it was non-functional) and the price of a new one being ~$450. Hope this helps anyone who decides to service thier Scotts Steering Stabilizer!
 

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Good to know! Glad you have it back and at a great price!

Thanks brother....now I'm ready to do some whoooooolies....and see if it works (don't judge me + flame suit on) :ciao:
 
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