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post #1 of 6 Old Nov 22nd, 2006, 3:50 pm Thread Starter
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My question is this. When ordering a new steering dampner, after market, do you have to order the mount for it as well or will it mount the same as the factory dampner

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post #2 of 6 Old Nov 22nd, 2006, 11:58 pm
 
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I recently purchased an active "HyperPro" steering damper. Ordered it with the install kit as recommended by manufacturer. Easy install and I really like the fact I can set the damper to my preference.


May we never find the end of the road!


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My question is this. When ordering a new steering dampner, after market, do you have to order the mount for it as well or will it mount the same as the factory dampner
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post #3 of 6 Old Nov 23rd, 2006, 12:12 am
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The mount on the bike is OEM
The damper comes on the bike is OEM

If you're going to install a 3rd party damper, it stands to reason that the mount may well not fit a 3rd party part. I'd get the mount for the bike the manufacture makes for their product.

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Excuse me for this, but it is going to be a long day. If the Hyperpro damper states:
K1200 (GT/LT/RS) (2003)
(OEM replacement)
Why would you have to purchase their mounting kit?
My 2000LT's (with 70k) damper just started leaking, so it is time for a replacement.
One other question, what does the "2003" mean in their online advertisement? It cannot be that it just fits the 2003 model line.
Thanks to all and have a GREAT day!

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That question is why I made contact with HyperPro. I was told that there are two different install kits. "Lt's built before 2003 and those after 2003" I did not ask what the difference was. The install kit obviously fits the OEM connection points on the LT and the most important concern: how it fits to their damper. You mount the install kit first and then just connect the damper to the install kit. I have attached the instructions to better explain. By the way, the damper can also be rebuilt. The other decision is "active or "non-active". I went with the active version damper:

http://www.hyperprousa.com/catalog.php?cat=Dampers


Active (RSC)
(Reactive Speed Control)

The HyperPro RSC is the only active valving damper available. As steering speed increases, the internal valving changes automatically to increase the damping effect. This results in a light, easy handling ride at low speeds while still keeping the heavy damping during extreme situations
Stroke 75

non-Active (CSC)
(Constant Speed Control)

All of the great features of our top of the line RSC Active Valving Damper, without the active Valving. The CSC damper is a traditional Linear style damper, combining the quality and style you expect from HyperPro as a substantially lower cost.
Stroke 75, 120, 140, 160


Damping can be adjusted in a wide range, divided in 22 positions. This results in a smooth, light and easy handling at low speeds combined with heavy damping that AUTOMATICALLY kicks in during extreme situations. No other aftermarket company offers anything even close, a Hyperpro Exclusive feature found only on the RSC damper.


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Excuse me for this, but it is going to be a long day. If the Hyperpro damper states:
K1200 (GT/LT/RS) (2003)
(OEM replacement)
Why would you have to purchase their mounting kit?
My 2000LT's (with 70k) damper just started leaking, so it is time for a replacement.
One other question, what does the "2003" mean in their online advertisement? It cannot be that it just fits the 2003 model line.
Thanks to all and have a GREAT day!
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Thanks for your reply Perry.

Mike Trevelino
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