Steering stabilizer

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Moab, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Cool vid! I have never seen so much water!! We don't get that down here in Texas :D
  2. OlyRider

    OlyRider Long timer

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    Great video!!

    I rarely make it through "ride" videos, but I really enjoyed this one. The camera sure did a great job of managing light! The music was better than I've heard in a long time. The water crossings were memorable, too.

    Thanks!
  3. jamesdemien

    jamesdemien Been here awhile

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    The first 8 minutes was more water than any of us needed. All of these creeks drain into The Missouri which at any point is less than 15 miles south of us and about 40 miles east of the confluence with the Mississippi.

    That paired with the massive thunderstorm 12 hours earlier makes for more water than Texas.

    Thank you. I think th secret is not to make people sit through 10 minutes of loping along at 15mph and to mix it up with short and varied shots. The drowning drz helps too.

    Everyone is welcome to come ride Missouri. There's a huge group ride April 30th that starts out in he same area I filmed this and heads south into places with different trees and scenery. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=653112

    It would be worth the ride up from TX or wherever. The shop in my sig would be happy to swap your tires when you got to the Lou as well.
  4. soldierguy

    soldierguy Been here awhile

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    I'll jump in on this thread...

    I installed the Scott's on-road unit on Friday evening last week. GREAT product that did exactly what I was hoping it would do.

    We get lots of wind in Colorado Springs, and the Scott's stabilizer really gives my F800GS a much more planted feel on the highway. I now feel like I could let go of the handlebars at highway speeds in the wind and I'd be fine. As a side benefit, because it feels much more planted, I'm more relaxed when riding, so I can ride longer and more comfortably.
  5. rockinrog

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    Congrats on post #1....I have been able to put on a 100+ miles on with the the Scotts so far. While I like the rise in the bars for me it would be better if I could also tilt them back. They haven't started the spring gravel dump on the state forest roads so the verdict is still out on weather it will make the difference I want it to. I started off with the pointer in the what I call 6 o'clock position and have dialed it up to 12 o'clock... I am curious where the rest of you are setting it for gravel road riding...I have the R version.




  6. OCDKen

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    Howdy Eric,

    I saw your request for measurements of an F650GS Twin last November, but you did not seem to get a response. Did anyone ever step up? I assume not, as I do not see the F650GS model stabilizer available on your website. Is just so happens that I have a 2009 F650GS Twin and I live about an hour west of you... Though my farkle budget/list does not allow me to acquire one of your outstanding stabilizers for a while (it will happen!!), I would be happy to take a ride over to your shop sometime and let you have some hands on time :D. Let me know what you need...

    Cheers,
  7. Lost Roadie

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    Could someone with the Scott's setup help me out and take a measurement?


    If someone who had the Scotts kit installed were to want to get a different top clamp, which of these measurements would be the one that person would want to work with the Scott lower clamp?








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  8. OlyRider

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    Finn,

    I'll go out to the garage and measure, but which bolts are you referring to? I assume it's the bolts that hold the handlebars in place?
  9. Bike4Fun

    Bike4Fun Smooth IS Fast

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    Just email Paul @ HDB! He is a great guy to work with. I have those clamps but I can't find my order details for the measurements that I bought. Oh he is a member here too and in most cases will get back to you within the day.
  10. Bike4Fun

    Bike4Fun Smooth IS Fast

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    <a href="http://s660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/Bike4Fun/?action=view&amp;current=TopClamp.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/Bike4Fun/TopClamp.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    That narrows it down to two choices!
  11. dendrophobe

    dendrophobe Motorbike Junky

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    Not necessarily... I haven't measured my Scotts, but those measurements are for stock BMW bolt patterns. The Scotts may very well make it a new pattern that doesn't fit with any other BMW specs.
  12. Lost Roadie

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    Exactly my thoughts, I just sent an email out too so hopefully I can get an answer.

    cheers
  13. dendrophobe

    dendrophobe Motorbike Junky

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    When you do, if you don't mind posting the specs, I'd appreciate it. I've been considering the same thing for mine eventually.
  14. OlyRider

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    I just spoke with James at Scott Damper. I know.....too easy. I should have measured.

    The answer is 98 38/40.

    38/40 because BMW OEM is 38, but aftermarket is 40, so Scott mills the holes to work on OEM patterns.

    You're welcome.
    ;-)
  15. Lost Roadie

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    Thank You OlyRider! :clap
  16. Baloo

    Baloo Itinerant jackass Supporter

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    I have installed two. On mine and a buddy's. I have TT risers so dial was not an issue. You can take the black ring off entirely..
  17. BMW_BIKER_KEITH

    BMW_BIKER_KEITH Been here awhile

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  18. Ducksbane

    Ducksbane Quaaack!!!

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    Well ... just installed a Ralle-moto 2 Damper on the 800GS ... I am deeply impressed. It just feels better everywhere ... Street, gravel roads, offroad. The bike just feels so competant and imperious. :clap (Shame about the rider ... but I think it makes me look better than I am anyway! :wink:)
  19. GeckoRider

    GeckoRider Been here awhile

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    Getting ready to install my RM Mk.1 and the only question I have is the "security" bolts. I have looked at them but not tried to remove them. What is the "trick" or tool to do this?

    Thanks
  20. dsrydr

    dsrydr Been here awhile

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    You can use vice grips on the security screws. A little tricky when tightening, but that's the way I did it and have had no issues. I would like to find the torx tool to make sure they are torqued properly.