Steering Damper Ideas for SR4 and Phantom400 Bikes

The SR4 and Phantom 400 rc dirt bikes do not come with steering dampers, only a dual spring system like most other bikes. To help reduce front wheel shakes, here are some creative ways to mount a steering damper to these bikes. You have different options for mounting a damper based on its size. Options for you include a custom servo arm with correct length if damper is too long, extending the damper shaft length if damper is too short, or connecting a damper directly to original stock steering.

Example 1 – SR4 Bike, Atomik MM450/VMX450 steering damper, By Jaco Engelbrecht, aka BKing on RCGroups.

sr4 damper by Jaco Engelbrecht

Example 2 – SR4 Bike,  HPI Mt2 shock as steering damper, By Iain Temple, aka Templ8 on RCGroups

sr4 damper by Iain Temple

Example 3 – Phantom 400, Atomik MM450/VMX450 steering damper by Chris Jones, aka ThrottleJunkie on RCGroups.

phantom400 damper by Chris Jones

4 comments

  1. Hi Sree,
    In rough dirt, they help with front wheel headshake. Owners say the steering feels more responsive, more direct, but smooth.

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