Scotts Steering Damper Top-Mount Kit for Husqvarna 125-501
Industry-wide shortage – see availability note below.
This is a complete kit including damper, bar mount or sub-mount, frame mount, and all mounting hardware plus an excellent installation and tuning manual.
Top mount kits are available in 4 positions. (#1 position is closest to rider, #2 position is stock on most models)
The Scotts Steering Damper is the industry leader for quality, performance, and customer service. It is by far the best damper on the market. It is a compact, fully adjustable, hydraulic shock absorbing damper that mounts to your steering head area right above or below your handlebar mount. By helping to stabilize the front end of your motorcycle, the rear of the motorcycle will track straighter allowing the rest of your suspension to work better. In addition, the Scott’s Steering Stabilizer eliminates that sudden “jolt” affect of having the handlebars pulled from your hands after unknowingly hitting something unforeseen like rocks, tree roots or rain ruts. It has also helps to minimize rider fatigue and the dreaded arm-pumping situation that occurs while wrestling the front end of your bike. Once mounted, it dramatically reduces the unwanted phenomenon known as “head-shake” that is commonly found on all off-road production motorcycles. It helps keep your motorcycle going straight in the whoops and smooths out those rough sections by preventing those handlebar wrenching jolts.
One of the most important features is the fully adjustable, separate high speed valving system, similar to the high speed adjustment in your shock. This is a huge advantage over other stabilizers. Some competitors claim to have a high speed valve, but most of them don’t. Since the stabilizer is literally a little shock absorber controlling the unwanted left to right motion of your bars, it only makes sense that you would want to have a separate circuit that absorbs the impacts exceeding the normal range of hits, similar to the high speed valving in your shock. Most impacts and head-shake at the front wheel are ” high speed” movements. On the other hand, turning is generally a low speed movement. If you don’t like the feeling the stabilizer provides in turns or while flying a SX jump, you can adjust it out and still retain its ability to absorb high speed impacts. No other stabilizer has this feature. Why? Because it’s expensive to build and complicated to copy. Not only is the damping rate and high speed circuit adjustable, but the arc of movement over which it operates is also adjustable, we call those sweep controls. So in summary, the Scotts Stabilizer has 3 fully adjustable circuits, all of which are critical to any stabilizers ability to function correctly.
Another important feature on the off-road units is that the Scotts Stabilizer only dampens as the handlebar turns away from center. The handlebar “free-valves” back to dead straight. This feature makes the bike want to go straight, all by itself. This is another huge advantage over other stabilizers. It also boasts a damping control this is adjustable on the fly. It only takes two seconds of one handed riding to change the damping, similar to the time it would take to pull a tear-off lens away.
- Each mounting kit is bike & position specific
- Includes damper, bar mount, frame mount and all mounting hardware
- Includes all necessary mounting hardware and a detailed manual
- Easy to install
- 3 damping fully adjustable damping circuits (high speed, low speed, sweep)
- Reduces arm pump
- Reduces head shake
- Increases overall chassis stability
- Used and endorsed by every off-road magazine
- Highest quality and best customer support
- Easily moved from one motorcycle to another
- Made in the U.S.A.
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Note: Please include the year, model and size in the “bike info or other notes” section during check out.
Availability: Due to supply issues Scotts is having difficulty keeping up with production. This has led to an industry-wide shortage. All Scotts Dampers are estimated to ship 6-8 weeks after the order is placed.