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|01-20-2005 02:40 PM|
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|
|01-20-2005 08:36 AM|
|01-20-2005 06:56 AM|
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|
This is the first I've heard of any 'law'.
|01-19-2005 04:41 PM|
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|
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
|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|
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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