steering dampener

Does anyone have any tips on the w.e.r. steering dampener. I've been thinking about getting one, but don't want to waste the money if it's not going to help reduce fatigue during a long race (gncc). any input would be greatly appreciated.


I run one of the Scotts. I think they are a big help, I'm sure mine has saved me from some high speed get offs when I hit rocks....I also think they help your upper body stay strong longer into a race, IMHO


Chris in the Mojave

'98 YZ400F

[This message has been edited by Chris in the Mojave (edited 04-26-2000).]

Doesn't the WER require drilling through the frame to mount it??

May be a little hard when the oil is in the frame! :)



**Ride it like you Stole it!**

Matt Porritt

99 YZ400F

Rubber Chicken Racing

I race the Texas Harescramble Series and would personally never ride without one. I would spend the extra money and buy the Scotts stabilizer, it is adjustable and mounts around your steering stem. I know some people with the WER damper and most of them are happy with it but I dont think there is much difference in money.


I've owned the WER and Scotts dampers, with then Scotts being my favorite hands down. The WER would fade after a few races and need an oil change (not to mention carving up the # plate to install it) while the Scotts has been trouble-free for the past 4 months of hard use.


'00 YZ426

Jeff I run a WER damper on my 98 WR. The latest model mounts via a small plate that welds to the flat side of the steering head. I am very impressed with it. I'm retired on a pension so I'm don't waste money on cosmetics or mods I can do without but I intend to have a damper on my bikes from now on. In Oz the WER is $600 the Scotts is generally unavailable and the Ohlins that appears to use Scotts patents is $850.

I am not aware of any other makes that are suited specifically for off road. The WER requires some modification to the headlight. Not a problem on my model as it has a light plastic light-thing? On a YZ you may need to modify your front plate. I like to change my bar position so the Scotts/Ohlins would have required extra top clamp mounts. The WER mounts lower and is out of the way. It is a simpler, set and forget system. If you don't move your bars forward and back and price is not an obstacle then the Scotts is probably better for racing.

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