Steering stabilizer questions

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Hamilton.Cooper, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Hamilton.Cooper

    Hamilton.Cooper Adventurer

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    When I bought my drz it had a weird clunk in the front end. I later found out while doing triple maintenance that it was a loose stem nut. After I reassembled the damn thing it worked great! Except for that I had forgotten to put the stabilizer fork through the pin. That is when I saw it

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    That was why the idiot before me couldnt tighten the nut and it was loose!!

    Anyway, I have gotten to the point after almost a year that I want my stabilizer back. How do I go about doing this without buying a new one? Can I just buy the stem piece? I plan on just using some giant ass washers to shim up my handlebars a bit and by proxy the stabilizer from the top tripple. What do you guys think?

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  2. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Can you pull the insert out of the post and possibly grind it down some, looks like the post is too tall.
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  3. Baja Dad

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    I sent you a PM
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  4. Hamilton.Cooper

    Hamilton.Cooper Adventurer

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    I thought that too, I don't have the tools for that apparently. Or it doesn't come out. I ended up putting one big ass washer under each of the bar posts and brought it up the required 1-2mm and now it clicks in and works just fine.

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  5. Foot dragger

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    You may want to go online and read the instructions for that stabilizer,I think they want the top of the pin level with the arm exactly.

    The big washer idea is a fine way to raise bars,I did it on my DR. Sometimes you need longer through bolts.
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