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post #1 of 5 Old 09-02-2017, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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What steering damper is available for the V Strom 1000 2014 - 2016?

I had a scary moment the other day riding near my place and a large truck came around the corner (I was doing about 75 K) and I had to correct quickly and my forks did about 3 cycles back and forth before I calmed them. I was shocked this had not happened before and it startled me. So, I'm looking for a steering damper, but I see absolutely nothing online. Not that I can find anyway. Thanks for any help on this or is there something I can do with the suspension to aid the situation? Thanks -BJ
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-02-2017, 09:16 PM
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A Scotts damper has been modified to fit.


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post #3 of 5 Old 09-02-2017, 10:06 PM
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I have Scotts Steering Damper on my K6 Wee. I've had it for a number of years. Relatively easy install.

I purchased it based on Greywolf's experience with a tank slapper and figured if the Scotts was good enough for him, it is good enough for me.

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I used the Scotts Damper off my Wee and made it fit the V2, you only need to drill one hole in the damper kit and it will bolt straight on.


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post #5 of 5 Old 09-07-2017, 10:55 PM
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I have a Scotts clone on my 2014 V2, fits well using the Scotts 650 mount with a slight modification. I drilled 3 holes in mine and mounted it to the tank mount from underneath so the mount could not twist left or right.

It did it's work on the Dempster in June twice when I hit deep sand and the bike did a crazy left/right slide but the bars kept pointing straight and it calmed down after a few seconds. Its a nice safety feature if you don't mind the expense. The mount was $180 and the clone Scotts cost $90 approx.
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