Posted November 27, 2001 - 01:10 PM
for my 98 WR400. The cost of these can make you think twice (maybe more). Anyone know of any good deals out there on a GPR or Scotts?
Posted November 28, 2001 - 05:45 AM
Verdict? Best money I ever spent on a motorcycle part. Why? If ANYTHING (mechanical part not practice) can make you a better rider its a steering stabilizer. period. Obviously my opinion but I suspect you may hear similar reviews on this board. Stabilizer is basically preference but concept and workability is what makes it so great.
Posted November 28, 2001 - 11:51 AM
Posted November 28, 2001 - 11:59 AM
Posted November 28, 2001 - 02:40 PM
Posted November 28, 2001 - 06:26 PM
A stabilizer is a good safety devise to install on your bike & it will save you more times than you wish to remember. You think they are expensive in the US - try buying one in Australia!! I invested more in my GPR stabilizer, triple clamps & bars for my WR250F than some of my friends have spent on their whole bike!!
At first I was scepticle about their merit although on investigation decided to get one.
A stabilizer is not an investment in the bike, such as a pipe or ignition system, but rather an investment in yourself & your comfort & safety.
Yes they are expensive units although expensive relative to what? Compare a trip to hospital, time off work, social disruptions & that pain thing that you go through!
Like your self, I ride a lot of wooded trails with tree roots & rocky trails with good size loose rocks that are doing thier best to snatch the front wheel out from under you. The stabilizer slows this whole whipping action down substatially giving you the time & opportunity to prevent a bad spill. It also makes riding this sort of terrain smoother & less demanding on the rider.
The good thing is you don't lose the stabilizer when you sell your bike & change up. You just buy a new collar to fit the new bike (relatively inexpensive) & bolt it on to regain all the benefits you had before.
Good luck with it.
Posted November 28, 2001 - 07:46 PM
Posted November 29, 2001 - 11:54 AM
Posted November 30, 2001 - 06:38 AM
Thanks for the kind offer. I am currently working with DH Racing on some other "custom parts", which I can get a price break on if I buy the GPR through them. Otherwise I would readily take you up on your offer. Thanks again.