Rallye navigation bracket photo thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by wrk2surf, May 4, 2011.

  1. redbastard

    redbastard Long timer

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    I've had both, and by far prefer the Scotts. The two main reasons are the adjustement on the GPR is way to sensative. It has a 360 degree dial numbered from 1 to 10, a comfortable range was 3 1/2 to 4 1/2, not a huge swing, and if you bump the dial your going to be way off. The Scotts dial is slower to adjust but much easier to fine tune. The second reason was the Scotts only dampens when you are steering away from center. The GPR dampens in both directions. The resulting "feel" is the Scotts requires less handle bar effort to steer and a natural tendancy to want to go strait. The GPR works OK, but I'll pay the extra for a Scotts in the future.
  2. KZJohn

    KZJohn Been here awhile

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    I also have the Scott's and like the lack of damping back to center. I have never tried the GPR and was curious.
  3. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Hint, hint..... I bet he gets a deal from GPR:lol3
  4. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    The GPR is in NO way to sensative.
    The 360 degree dial numbered from 1 to 10,is one of the best things about it. ( The Knob will not come off like the Scotts)
    The Scotts dial is is the main thing wrong with it Way to slow to adjust .It works fine ,But when your doing 60 mph and the Knob comes off and the spring and Ball bearing go flying bye-bye. The Scotts is NO good.

    The GPR dampens in both directions ( AS far as I know you do turn both ways dont you? ) Unless you are riding at Dover!
    Gpr has GREAT Customer Service in house and at the Race Track.
    Where is Scotts Track Support??????

    The Scotts Stablizer is a very Good unit.
    IMO Just not the Best out there in 2012
  5. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    In fact Yes I get a deal from GPR. It is call a Sponsership.

    But I also used to work for Ohlins and used them until a better Stablizer came along

    Just Like You get a deal on Moto Z tires and you suport Moto Z.

    PS . I am still Waiting on a price on the MOTO Z 140/80/18 tire.
    I would like to test one for my self.
    Thanks
  6. cross-country

    cross-country .

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    I have never, in 20 years of racing, seen a GPR that did not eventually have a part failure, most within the first season of use. Of course most of these were in the early days for GPR. Now, nobody that I know uses them, maybe they have gotten better?

    I have also never seen a Scott's that needed anything more than routine maintenance. I have them on 4 bikes now, one is so old it has faded to silver.

    Plus return damping is nice, I guess.
  7. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Actually, I don't get a deal on MotoZ, I'm a dealer:lol3 I don't advertise though, just word of mouth $110.00 each plus shipping
  8. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    we will talk soon
  9. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    Give me a few links so I can ready up on the Tire.
    How fast can we get a few to Cali?
  10. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    I like the GPR much more than the Scotts/Ohlins.

    I mean, it's not likely I can pick up a good condition used Scotts for $50 is it?

    I'm so cheap I should have a KLR.
  11. redbastard

    redbastard Long timer

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  12. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    A very original, budget oriented (high tech) effort there redbastard...! :clap:clap:clap

    That would defivately be a medal candidate at our annual "Spring Thaw" nav-rally for the award; "most innovative home build roadbook holder". We've had some doozies over the years; ranging from dozens of various transparent plastic lunch boxes with manually operated wood dowel spindles, a tobacco can with lexan goggle lens cover and only one drive spindle. There have been cigar boxes of various types, and once even a small metal munitions box that the guy had fit a little electric drive motor to!

    Only two words of advice for you (I am sure you can relate to, when the school is over :deal);

    1. Watch out for bushes, scrub and overhang brances to the left side of the trails/tracks. :wink:

    2. Don not stack/fall/crash the bike on the left hand side... :evil

    Else, I am imagining (in my minds eye), the image of an electric drill drive unit dangling from the left handgrip attatched by the wires, with the white plasic remains of a shattered Acerbis RB housing sitting on the mounting brackets, and a toilet roll of white paper streaming from the handlesbars in the breeze! :huh:wink:

    Good luck at the ride! :thumb
  13. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    Here's how I spent my weekend between barbeques,

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    After seeing it mocked up on the bike, I'm thinking I'll make it a little taller and wider.
    Let me know what you guys think.

    Thanks to Harcus and JesusGatos for the great fiberglass info posts.
  14. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    Paul,
    It looks great!!!
    I would like to see it about 2" taller on top ( to cover the ICO's a little better)
    lower the bottom yo meet the fender,
    Add about 2" to each upper side.
  15. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Looks great man! The perfect, no frills rally set up!
  16. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    got my lights mounted yesterday. A few cursory pics to follow. Now to clean up the rats nest of cables... F.
  17. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    Some finishing touches to be done, clean up the rats nest, make the tower for the road book, clean up the mounting plates.....

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  18. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Looks good amigo! Consider changing the hand gaurds, I had a set of those and broke them pretty easily in the woods. The slot at the bar clamp is the weak point.
  19. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    I can't figure out for the life of me, which push buttons those are on the HDB setups. I know they have to come from mouser, but I'm dumbfounded on that site. Lil' help?
  20. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    Digi-Key Part Number 512PB-ND

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