I have really needed a steering stabilizer for the kind of riding I do on the Vee. Only recently has that decision become concrete, as I caught a tank slapper after losing traction powering out of a turn.
I do not ever plan on spending 500 something dollars on something like a stabilizer. Ohlins has cheaper dampers than the Scott's one for the Strom. Not that it is a bad one, but to me that is ridiculous. Also, i have my iPhone ram ball mount in the middle of the handlebars, and I do not want to move it anywhere else. So begins the acquisition of my Shindy Daytona universal steering stabilizer.
For $147, I received the all aluminum adjustable stabilizer with 43mm mounting kit delivered to my door. It is a hydraulic unit with 7 adjustments on it, frame and fork mount. This will possibly be an easier installation than a Scott's stabilizer, but we shall see.
I will be uploading pictures tonight of the kit and where I will mount it. I have yet to mess with it, as I got home very late last night. It is a pretty cool unit though, very sleek and low-pro. I would like to see if it was a good buy. The reviews are mixed, but most are from sport bike owners, so I don't think I'll need as much performance as they do. I just want something to feel more confident with the throttle around turns, and on gravel roads as well. As we all know, the VStrom is not so stable over 100 mph, and on these long Texas interstates, it's annoying and unnerving to say the least.
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