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post #1 of 7 Old 05-10-2009, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Question about Scott's stabilizer

I'm in the process of installing the scott's stabilizer on my bike and I've installed it, but am finding the fuel tank's rear bolt is not lining up real well. So this had me thinking if the frame bracket may need to seat flush on the frame. The instructions mention you may need to file a bit of the frame. I filed what I felt was a lot of the frame and the frame bracket did not mount flush, I torqued up the set screws 1/8 of a turn as directed, but wonder if I need to take it off and file more to allow the frame bracket to mount completely flush against the frame. Please let me know if anyone else has had this problem or any possible solutions. Thanks.

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The top of the indentation in the mount does need to rest on the top of the frame boss. That may take some filing of the boss depending on how well the two sides of the frame casting align. The bottom of the mount will not contact the frame around the boss. There has to be a little room so the mount can be leveled with the set screws. Even so, it does cause changes in alignment of tank parts. To get the rear of the tank mounted, I have to push the rear mount as far forward as possible in the tank tab. Even then, it's necessary to lift the rear a bit and angle the screw forward at the bottom to catch the mounting hole. Once caught, it can be levered forward, compressing the rubber mount at the front and allowing the proper angle.

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I had the same problem, I filed quite alot but it still would not sit completely flush. I just filed untill I got bored, then tried to fit it. There was some play, but with both set screws the bracket stopped moving. Fuel tank went on ok, although I did notice all the body panels etc had a very slight gap. After looking at the whole situation, it's because the bracket doesn't fit flush so it lifts the fuel tank, thus creating the gaps.

Mind you it's only 1-2mm. And the Stabilizer went on without a problem. So I deemed it not worthy of removing the fuel tank and fiddling with it.

The more important thing is, the stabilizer saved my ass at least once since I installed it.....:bom_daisy:

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Thanks Greywolf, I think the frame bracket is mounted properly then, just a little bit of muscle persuasion to get the rear tank bolt in.

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After about the fifth time, I don't even consider the rear mount unusual.

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I also had the same problem when I installed the Scott's on my new '08. Strange thing is when it was on my '06 the tank to hole mounted perfectly. An easy way to get the bolt to line up is to loosen the two bolts that hold the rear tank support bracket to the frame. Allow the bracket to move rearward then you can align the bolt in the hole and tighten it down then simply tighten the two bracket bolts.



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Good idea. Mine doesn't move back so much as tilt back, but it's easier to do.

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