Steering Stabilizer ... Done to Death I Know But ....

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by scottr, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. Whip

    Whip Onward through the fog

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    I am gonna buy one of these and take my 990 to Utah for a little fun and games.(May 14-21) When I get back I will give ya a report. I talked to Justin and he says they will have one ready to ship next week.

    I have had the Scotts TT unit on my 950 for over 50,000 miles so I do have a point of reference.

    :deal
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  2. mookymoo

    mookymoo Mookish Mook

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    Damper and top triple are the same.

    If I remember correctly, the BRP triple raises the bars about 10-15mm - not much.
    At 6'3" you might want to think about risers - or higher bars.
    The only advice I can give is to try them - you really wont know if its the right decision or not until you try it.
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  3. frunta_sti

    frunta_sti Adventurer

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    Cheers,
    will do. It's kind of awkward situation now, I am in the US, but the bike is back in Europe, where I return soon. So I am trying to get some farkels back with me, but have nothing to test it on right now.
    Thanks again for the advice.

    Will try and decide; no rush on this one.
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  4. jm65

    jm65 Been here awhile

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    hi

    i choose this option : http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154019&page=277 , for preserve the origin triple clamp , in France the insurance companies are not as cool as U.S.................................................:bash
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  5. frunta_sti

    frunta_sti Adventurer

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    Good one,
    more advriders suggested that, although a littl ebit costly. But is you are forced by local conditions, ... probably best choice.
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  6. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    The 5 adds sweep control, and $80 to the price. Scotts come with this standard. Interested to hear from inmates if this is a useful feature for tight turns.

    My brief experience with dampers on sportsbikes (rod-type dampers, simple with a single adjustment) had me always very careful when doing slow turns and u-turns. Even with the damper backed off all the way (assuming I rermembered to do this), there was still enough resistance to make these maneuvers more challenging, or somewhat scary, worst case.
    Obviously a sophisticated damper with separate low and high speed damping is a different beast, but I thought that having an adjustable angle of damping, such that no damping was applied at extreme left and right, sounded like a good idea for single-track work. If the low speed circuit can be backed off enough to not have any effect on low speed maneuvers, then maybe the five-way adjustable is overkill. I am happy to be educated on this.

    Obviously trying to sell a product, but the Scotts manual says:

    "LOCATED ON BOTH SIDES, these are what control the distance of damping force (or sweep), from the center line out to either side until it releases. The stabilizer is then free to move to the steering stop. This allows for easy steering in tight turns.
    Key Feature: This prevents arm pump commonly created in other stabilizers.
    Road bikes: Allows for no damping resistance, if wanted, when making tight turns "

    I would like to hear from users here what they think about this.
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