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    Looks cool. I already have more than 1000 miles on my setup and damper still works great with no any slack zone.

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    Thats good to know. I'm keeping an eye on my cheap-o too.

    I got a Ohlins adjustable damper for the SX and had it off the other day. Doesn't feel nearly as smooth as this one? It also has much less damping adjustment, I have to have it almost maxed out to get where I like it. What gives!!?! With this cheap one, I can't even turn the bars when its adjusted up!

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    Looks good! I have something similar but was mostly purchased, only did the modified bolt the rest cost less then 100 bucks, looks like you got a lot of labor in this making the mount on the tube

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    I like Cooter's El cheapo steering damper and, since this was brought up again, I've noticed when riding the Ully and I am in a curve, the handle bars seem a bit to easy to move, do you guys think this would be a good situation to have a damper ?

    No wobbling around just seems pretty easily moved around.
    Last edited by njloco; 04-10-2019 at 02:02 PM.

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    Easy to move is great, uneasy feeling is not great. Should not be wobbling around (check tire pressure first).

    I like the damper on the STT off-road, set lightly and I feel the wheel isn't knocked around on big rocks so much. For such a cheap-o mod it is one of my favorites

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    I've got the cheapo damper and clamp on the shelf waiting. Planning on getting it done when i do some gasket work and already have the isolator bolt out..

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    RockerBox? Ugh.

    I have my damper set just tight enough that I can steer fast at parking lot speed and not fall over Since I added the set screw, I haven't had any issues with the fork clamp rotating



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