Scotts Steering Stabilizer Question Part 2


10 replies to this topic
  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted April 26, 2004 - 05:17 AM

#1

I have been hesitant about installing a stabilizer on my bike, thinking that I don't really need one. But after a race in Nevada, with 25 miles a lap of rocks I realize the need for such a product. What model would you recommend for rocky riding for a novice? Thanks :D

New question, what would you recommend as a starting point for the sweep control valves in the desert? Also just joy riding on tight single track in the woods? Thanks :)

  • The_Missile

Posted April 26, 2004 - 06:06 AM

#2

yamaha aka ohlins aka scotts!!

Yamaha owns Ohlins which supplies Scotts!!

Truly, though, the Scotts has worked for me and saved me from numerous getoffs.
It will become your best friend on long rides!

  • sjw

Posted April 26, 2004 - 06:45 AM

#3

SCOTTS , YOU WONT REGRET IT....

  • YamaMonty925

Posted April 26, 2004 - 06:57 AM

#4

I've been very happy with the GPR.

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted April 26, 2004 - 07:28 AM

#5

Just ordered the Scotts, thanks :)

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  • tp3dxf

Posted April 26, 2004 - 08:33 AM

#6

You'll learn to love your stabilizer. I run a GPR and race the So Cal dez D-37. Of all the stuff I have done to my bike the stabilizer is the single biggest improvement of all my mods. All of my future bikes will have a stabilizer. The GPR has helped me to become a faster and more confident rider. It also really helps to save your energy. I never knew how much I had to wrestle the bars until I got some help. The best money I ever spent on my bike hands down.

  • PMAUST

Posted April 26, 2004 - 08:59 AM

#7

Hey Domenic, how did you do at VC? I went in with a pulled groin muscle so quit after the first lap. My son Josh finished 2nd overall! We had a great time.

I use the Scotts damper. It saved my arse at VC a couple of times. I highly recommend getting a damper.
:)
Paul

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted April 26, 2004 - 09:31 AM

#8

Hey Domenic, how did you do at VC? I went in with a pulled groin muscle so quit after the first lap. My son Josh finished 2nd overall! We had a great time.

I use the Scotts damper. It saved my arse at VC a couple of times. I highly recommend getting a damper.
:D
Paul


Only two laps :(The first lap I waited at all the stack up's, second lap I was flying going for 3 laps and crashed. After that I decided to enjoy the ride and wait till next year. VC is such a fun time, with great people. Everyone should do it at least once :)

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted April 29, 2004 - 05:24 AM

#9

Ok, getting ready to fire up the welder and try to test ride the stabilizer this weekend. What would you recommend for the sweep control valve adjustment for desert racing? also for tight woods? Clicks out on the base control for hard riding? Thanks Domenic :thumbsup:

  • The_Missile

Posted April 29, 2004 - 10:30 AM

#10

No idea. I have mine set up since 2 years and havent touched it. I'm not even sure I know which doodad does what anymore! Enjoy. One thing, you wont think its working if you try and test it manually by whipping the steerting. It takes a sharp knock to get the speed sensitive valving to work. Go for a run on one of your rocky areas witzh it engaged and without. You will be amazed!!

  • DesertChris

Posted April 29, 2004 - 12:08 PM

#11

4 click out is a good starting point. The front will start to wash out if it is to tight or become the same as what you are use to as normal without it if to loose. Set the sweep in the middle also. If you need more or less you will be able to decide that as you become use to how your bike handles to the different settings. Enjoy, they are truely a life saver!!! :thumbsup:




 
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