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I installed a Speed Steering Dampner today from Magic Racing. I used the same style dampner on my EX for years with great success. I raced this past weekend in New York, and I wished the whole two hours I had a dampner. I ended up 4th out of 71 riders with my Z for its First Race Ever, and the competition wasn't shabby, Chris Borich (Pro #5) Won the Race. I will be trying out the dampner in PA this weekend and I will post how well it does.

 

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I am also looking for a damper and I haven't been able to find a good one yet. Do they have a website? How much did it cost? Was it hard to install, did you have to make any modifications to it like the Denton one? Sorry about the questions, I had one on my Polaris and I loved it but it was very easy to install with instructions from HPD but they don't make one for anything but Polaris.
 

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www.magicracing.com is their website. The dampner cost $159.00. It was easy to install for the most part, but I did have one problem. The bracket that attaches to the steering stem has a Arm off it to attach to the Dampner Shaft. The Arm was too long by about a 1/8" which caused the shaft to travel about a 1/4" beyond what it is supposed too. I easily fixed my by using my EX bracket, but I spoke with Mike at Magic Racing and he said that no one else has had that problem. He was happy to work with me and send me a new bracket. I could have just drilled a new hole in the bracket and it would have worked.

Also, www.werproducts.net makes a dampner that seems to be great. I like the way it mounts better. Also, it has variable valving to adjust the dampning at different positions in the steering. It are more expensive at $359.00.
 

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Do you know if yours is rebuildable? Does it have adjustability? Yours looks like the Denton Racing alloy unit. Do you know how they compare? After this weekend I am going to invest in one. I hate sore wrists from ruts!
 

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It is competely rebuildable. I have replaced the parts on the 400Ex one, and they have always had the parts in stock.

Also, it has 7 adjustments and I run mine on 4. I have never had a denton. It noticed a big difference in the handling after a race with and without.
 

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I got a Denton off of Jeremiah Jones. He said the cheaper [ black] one was better than the rebuildable one. I put it on just like the SPEED.
 

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ATV Sport had a test of a bunch of steering dampeners for a 400ex. It was the one w/ the Z400, ZESTY. Those should work on the Z, and they say the stick-type like the magic racing one rn't as good as the other. (I'll figure out what they're caled in a bit) But they're not much different from each other anyway.


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It will keep the bars from snapping out of your hands when you hit a big rock or rut. The quad will feel more stable at high speed. All racers run them. If you try one, you will never go without one again.
 

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All XC racers use them, not motocross unless the track is extremely rough. ACDC is right, it prevents the bars from jerking when u hit square edges and stuff, good buy for trail riders.


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It makes a big difference on the track too. After putting on my Denton, I will never ride without one.
 

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zero 400, Jeremiah Jones uses 2 of them at every MX race and 1 on TT.
 

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Sweet, then they'll help everywhere, i wish i could get one :( But i need other stuff first.


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Wow after test fitting the damper I see why everybody is unhappy with the recommended mounting location. Im not wild about the other possibilities either I think I might exchange it for something else maybe some nerf bars and stuff. :(
 

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I would keep it if I were you. It will create less fatigue and keep your quad under control better. I had it worse off mounting because my reserviors mount right where the stabilizer is supposed to mount. Luckily the steel braided lines had enough give to move a little and mount over the clamp. I followed their directions and it was so awkward that I took it apart and did it by eye and by feel. Then it mounted up just fine and cleared my plastic. They didn't have a clamp for my oversized stem so I had to ream it out for a while until it would work. Pain in the as$ to install, but the results are worth it.
 

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Speed Steering Dampner

ZRacer, Just wanted to thank you for your post about the Speed steering dampner. I wanted one and did not know which one to get or how hard it would be to install. I did not want to get one and have to pay my mechanoc to install it. Your post helped me decide. I just installed mine all by myself. :D If any of you guys are looking for a dampner the Speed dampner from magic racing looks great, works great and is easy to install.

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My DENTON mounted just like the speed.
 
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