pro taper question
Posted July 30, 2001 - 04:14 AM
Do they really help fatigue by flexing?
Will that so called flexing be eliminated by putting a set of triple tree mounted hand guards on?
also I am ready to purchase my scotts steering stabilizer are there any concerns here?
Should I just buy the stabilizer and use my current bar mounted hand guards?
Vince from Ohio
I want this whole steering package to be right the first time through
Posted July 30, 2001 - 05:07 AM
I've had my Scotts for about a year now and it's been the best purchase I've made as far as I'm concerned. For you, it will depend on what kind of riding you do. I ride almost nothing but desert, and I won't ride without one now that I have it.
Posted July 30, 2001 - 05:58 AM
Posted July 30, 2001 - 06:30 AM
Tag Metals has a pro taper adaptor for something like 55 dollars...if you have steel bar triple clamps.
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Posted July 30, 2001 - 06:42 AM
Posted July 30, 2001 - 06:54 AM
The Scotts has a high and low speed adjustment. You can turn down the low speed for HS type steering consditions and have the high speed turned up for root and rock deflection.
I waited for a year and half, followed the threads here very closely and finally broke down and bought one. I wished I wouldn't have waited so long. The damper even provides additional stability on MX tracks in the rutts and whoops.
99 WR400f, YZ timed, MX-Tech suspension, Scotts steering damper, White Bros E-Series (12 discs), tapered header and a/f. Kouba T-handle for the fuel screw. Works Connection billet throttle tube and frame guards. Cycra Pro-Bend, triple clamp mount handguards. Thumper Racing rad guards, Renthal Jimmy Button highs, YZ Tank and IMS seat, YZ number plate, odo removed, EKP, 48PJ, 175MJ at 500-1000' Thanks James Dean!
Posted July 30, 2001 - 07:52 AM
Personaly, I don't think that on a counter-balanced 4 stroke the flex characteristics of the Pro-Taper are the big selling point. The damn things are incredibly strong and don't bend. That and the Scotts steering dampener fits perfectly on the PTs.
Posted July 30, 2001 - 10:22 AM
scotts steering dampner(weld on mount)
triple tree mounted aluminum hand guards with enduro engineering covers.
hope to feel all the improvements soon.
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Posted July 30, 2001 - 01:01 PM
Y2K WR400FM,Answer top tree w/Accu-Trax clamp,Pro-Tapers(CR-Hi w/ EE handguards),Devol Rad. & frame guards, Guts tall soft foam w/ ballistic cover, 13 tooth counter w/DID VM X-Ring, Kouba-T
Posted July 30, 2001 - 02:11 PM
I'd like to run them but I think it would take way too much work to install them on my bike - Applied TC & Thumper Racing 1.5" Bar Risers have my bars way forward/up compared to most....
Posted July 30, 2001 - 02:53 PM
I definitely think there is an advantage to clamp mounting your bark busters, and I think it is worth the sixty bucks or so:
1) The whole setup is stronger and protects you bars from impact better.
2) The guards cannot rotate.
3) Often helps to eliminate guard/master cylinder clearance problems.
I would also think that the clamp mounts would allow as much, if not more, flex from the bars, there is no rigidity on the vertical axis and since only one end is fixed to the bar it can flex in that area, whereas bar mounts serve to square up the section of the bars between the two mounting points. Or something like that...
I snapped a set of De Marini DoubleWalls with bar-mounted Pro Bends installed. It appeared the guards focused the impact on the small area between inner mount and bar clamp, and a relatively innocuous flop snapped them right off. With clamp mounts I’m pretty sure the bars come away unscathed.
Here’s a pic of the GYT-R mounts:
I really love the Pro Bends too, I think they are worth the extra coin because my throttle hand sometimes rubs on the straight bark busters. That may be just me...
[This message has been edited by Hick (edited 07-30-2001).]