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steering damper difference from sp1 sp2

Hello fellow RC riders. I have a chance at a scotts steering damper off an 01 rc51. I ride an 04. I have heard it will and wont work....whats the scooby on this peoples?
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It's not needed , save your money.
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IIRC they are different (mounting). Parts can be purchased individually for them so one can convert SP1 to SP2 or vice versa, but with used prices for complete units, it's usually cheaper to just buy the correct application outright.

I actually wrote off an RC51 because of headshake without a damper. My current RC51 now has one.

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if you set up your bike to turn well, you will benefit from a damper. if you leave your geometry the way it is, the bike is super stable.


the sp1 and sp2 scotts dampers use different mounting kits due to the size of the steering stem nut.


the mounting kits are actually quite expensive, so buying the wrong one is a bad plan.
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Thanks guys, yall have been a huge help and are an asset to this virgin RC rider. As a Retired WERA rider it almost makes me subconsciously need one. As I understand it, these RC51's have crap suspension and are highside happy. I have had a few of those and HATE THEM!!! so anything to help i will happily invest in. I Havent put it through the paces yet to measure it but will do so soon. Wish me luck.
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any rc51 you buy now that has stock suspension on it has suspension that's at LEAST 14 years old. and given how terribly people tend to maintain their suspension chances are it's totally clapped out.

i wouldn't describe the 51 as highside happy at all. twins make gobs of rear tire traction, have linear power delivery, and generally not a ton of horsepower. they are the opposite of high side happy.
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My (WERA) track experience was that the RC51 was lowside happy. My crashes resulted from either tucking the front trail braking or just a hair too much power on corner exit.

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