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01-20-2005 02:40 PM
Vash I have an Avon 190/50 high milage "winter" tire, I use for stunts, and when I dont want to rot my good tires. When pressed in corners with a diablo front the bike headshakes pretty easy. Not bad, its controllable, but its there. Come spring time I put on the 180/55 and I cant get a headshake regardless of what I do to it.



01-20-2005 02:14 PM
YZFr6-TX
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Originally posted by Vash
You may want to take a look at the tires you are using. Some profiles make your bike considerably more headshake prone than others.
Mismatching your tires (front and rear of different brands) can induce headshakes really easily.
I do have a metzler up front, which is old and needs replacing anyway. I just bought a new michelin pilot power (or what ever they call their new tire) for the rear a month ago. I do still see a difference in the way my bike handles at high speeds with the GPR stabalizer even with brand new tires.
01-20-2005 08:36 AM
spicersh
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Originally posted by Vash
And I am willing to bet a stabilizer is even more critical in stunting than it is in racing. After all the easiest way to send a bike into a nasty tankslapper is to land a wheelie crooked.
I was wondering the same thing. Someone saying that a damper does no good for stunting probably hasn't stunted much. Hell I've barely done it at all and the usefulness of a damper is pretty obvious to me.
01-20-2005 06:56 AM
Vash And I am willing to bet a stabilizer is even more critical in stunting than it is in racing. After all the easiest way to send a bike into a nasty tankslapper is to land a wheelie crooked.



01-19-2005 05:04 PM
sidewaysducati
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Originally posted by R6steve
I'm willing to bet that the majority of riders on this forum haven't let the law stop them from pursuing the outer limits of their bikes on the street @ some point during their respective riding careers. If we were only going to ride within the parameters of the law then most of us could make do with a decent scooter.
Law? What is this?
This is the first I've heard of any 'law'.
01-19-2005 04:41 PM
R6steve
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Originally posted by skydiver
i agree with some of you, a stabalizer is not needed on the street, the law doesn't allow you to ever need one.

I'm willing to bet that the majority of riders on this forum haven't let the law stop them from pursuing the outer limits of their bikes on the street @ some point during their respective riding careers. If we were only going to ride within the parameters of the law then most of us could make do with a decent scooter.
01-19-2005 04:13 PM
skydiver i agree with some of you, a stabalizer is not needed on the street, the law doesn't allow you to ever need one. That said my bike is primarily used on the track and under hard accelaration comming out of a left hand turn to the front straight in Grattan i've been getting alot of loose feeling with the front steering. i think there many factors to this problem.

1. the bike has enough power to get the front wheel off the ground under hard accelatations(actually just front suspension fully stroked up end back end squated down hard.

2. the track has a couple of good bumps in the trun to the front straigth.

solution for now since i don't have money to replace factory suspension and tune it in, is a stabilizer to keep the steering wheel from going side to side(tank slap condition) when the front end gets light.

i noticed i am 1 of the very few that don't have a stabalizer on my bike at the track.

i am reconsidering my purchase of the hyperpro, based on the fact that when i will crash 1 day, the chance of scrapping the cylinder type stabalizers is much higher then the compact type like scott's.

we will see if i can find a used one with the brackets i need of my 03 ninja 6R

later



01-18-2005 08:04 AM
marvlover scotts is the only stabilizer I trust, that thing is sweet. I got one for $100 or ebay I got lucky.
01-17-2005 05:45 PM
Smitty If you are doing 'Track Days' or racing then yes I can see putting on a good steering head damper. Otherwise no need to waste the money.

A hot trotting 600 to even higher being pushed to the max on track days can be different then one being riden around town or on they hwys.

If you are trying to find used ones then why not go for the GPR as it is less in price the the Scotts.

I have a Scotts on my '00 Honda 929 though put a GBR on the '03 Honda 954 & in the 3 months I rode it in'04 it was as good for me as the Scotts on the 929.

Both Scotts & GBR have mounting brackets for various m/cs, so one can transfer their rotary damper from one bike to another without a big cost factor.
01-17-2005 05:05 PM
fuster That's a good point.
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