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post #1 of 5 Old 04-21-2009, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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Scott's Stabilizer Interchangabilty ?

Is the Scotts steering stabilizer for the V-Strom the dirt or street version? I'd like to be able to swap the stabilizer between my YZ250 and Strom.
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-21-2009, 02:50 PM
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When I bought my last one for my dirt bike I talked to them. IIRC there are two types made by scotts. One is for dirt, it only dampens away from center with it freely moving back to center. This is for those trails where you are turning constantly. Also there is less chance for a tank slapper on a dirt bike, still possible but not as likely. The one for road bikes dampens both directions to lessen the chance even more for a tank slapper.

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That answers my question. Guess I'll be buying the street version for the Strom.

Thanks for the reply.
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Something is better than nothing. I have a offroad version I will be mounting up. I already have it. I talked to them and got the same thing, but the guy on the phone said it was O.K. to run on the street and would not hurt anything. It would likely help. So that is what I will be doing since I already have the scotts on a bike I hardly ride any more.

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Something is better than nothing. I have a offroad version I will be mounting up. I already have it. I talked to them and got the same thing, but the guy on the phone said it was O.K. to run on the street and would not hurt anything. It would likely help. So that is what I will be doing since I already have the scotts on a bike I hardly ride any more.

The dirt version is better than nothing for sure. But if I were to buy a new one for the strom I'd get the street version.

They are easy to move from bike to bike and I know a few people who use a dirt on for the street. It doesn't go the other was as well though, the extra damping on the return to center will either wear a rider down if they are on a tight trail with lots of turns or they will loosen it up enough that it won't be as effective.

I have a dirt version on my klx and when the time (and money) comes I'll just get another one for the vee. To me I don't want to be switching it between bikes because I use both often enough for it to get old fast. If I was a broke student, or just broke, I'd be more apt to switch them.

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