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Steering stabilizer for 09 yz450f

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I've been looking into steering stabilizers for my 09 yz450f but not really sure where to start. I mean theres above from and underframe one. I have aftermarket bars put with the stock oversized bar clamps. Sotck triple tree. Wondering if it's worth the money to purchase. Any imput from people who have already bought and used?

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I use a Scotts damper on my '06, and I race it in the desert. You don't really notice the unit doing anything, and in fact, it won't really take all the wiggle out of the front end either, especially if you run down a heavily traveled sand wash at 50 mph three or four laps. Thing thing to do is to ride with it 4-5 times and then take it off (the Scotts top mounted damper will come off in less than a minute). Then you can see the difference right away.

It makes the bike much less tiring to ride, and in my case, it lets me run desert races with the forks pulled up 12mm with no head shake, ever. It hunts in grooved sand, but you can't really stop that. What it never does anymore is that thing where you hit a rock or an edge at an angle, and the wheel gets flipped most of the way over, lands, flips the other way..., you know that one? Doesn't do it. The wheel still flips, but only so far, and it just straightens out when it comes back down. Yeah, worth it.

Mine's an over the bar mount, and I haven't had a problem with running into it in the 3 years I've had it. There are ways of padding it.

Under the bar mounting lets you use normal bar pads, but it also raises the bars an inch (25mm). That means that you end up using bars with less rise, and most of those have less of a forward offset that you usually get with taller bars, so if you've gone to a taller set of bars, and want to use the under bar mounting, you should think about having Scotts build you a mount that sets the bars 10-15mm ahead of the stock position. You'll like the extra room when standing.

Never tried the low mount, but it seems like it has the advantage of being really out of the way. Makes adjusting on the fly a little tougher, though. But that's not something I really ever do that often.

The Scotts damper is also extremely adjustable, user serviceable, and has both a high and low speed circuit, each separately adjustable.

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Thank you very much, i have riden a bike with one but it was crf250 but it also had 7000$ worth of pro cuircuit suspension so couldn't really say if it helped a lot. Thanks for the info. Greatly appreciated! I'm sure i'm not the only one that'll use that info

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Used the Scotts on my 08 and loved it ......under bar mount. but standing 95 percent of riding time i actually liked having the bars raised...overall well worth money for enduro trail type riding.... few mxers use em

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Plus 1 on grayracer's post. I love my scotts otb mount stabilizer. I ride desert and dunes and it feels awesome on my 09. It settled the front end a lot on my bike and helps a ton in rough and choppy stuff.

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I've been looking into steering stabilizers for my 09 yz450f but not really sure where to start. I mean theres above from and underframe one. I have aftermarket bars put with the stock oversized bar clamps. Sotck triple tree. Wondering if it's worth the money to purchase. Any imput from people who have already bought and used?

Here, I did some searching for you:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=617915&highlight=scotts

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=572588&highlight=scotts

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=920629&highlight=scotts

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=867858&highlight=scotts

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=814533&highlight=scotts

I personally frown on BS "bling" add-ons, however after finally dropping $400 on a Scott's unit I will never ride a bike without one ! The Scott's units function amazingly well, and you never know how good they work until you try riding your bike again WITHOUT the Scotts installed as was the case for me when I rode my KX500 for one day without the scott's vs. have been riding the bike for 3 years with the Scott's ! :thumbsup:

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