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Old 05-31-2007, 12:07 AM
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I just picked up a scotts steering stablizer for my 01 CR250 from P1M's brother. Got a sweet deal on it. It was hardly used. Chris called scotts to order the post but they said it is discontinued and they only make the lower mount for my bike, which is $190. I'm gonna email scotts tonight to verify this. I tried Ebay and a handful of distributors and got nowhere fast. No one has this thing in stock.My question is: does anyone know if a GPR post would fit with the scott's damper? I am waiting for an email from GPR about the part number and price. I figure if I can save $100 this could go to some hand gaurds and a few other things. Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-31-2007, 06:53 AM
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You could always have a machine shop weld one on and I would bet that it won't cost 190 bucks.
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:10 PM
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Psycho, after a long time thinking about it I decided to not weld a post on the frame. I guess I just have a thing about not welding on my bike but I do appreciate the suggestion. Just a side note: I have tried welding aluminum at one point in time...Wow, thats hard to do.

I tried adapting a post from a CRF but I ran into a problem of the bolts under the triple clamps hitting the post mount. I was thinking about notching mount but I didn't want to weaken it. I also had to really spread out the mount to get it over the frame. Scratch that.

After enough frustration to last me a lifetime I finally broke down and ordered a low mount. heres what it will look like. I will post some pictures during the installation.



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Old 07-19-2007, 12:18 AM
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Good choice going with the Scotts steering damper.

My dad won't run anything but those things on his SV650's and his Ducati 745.
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:24 AM
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Good choice going with the Scotts steering damper.

My dad won't run anything but those things on his SV650's and his Ducati 745.
I tried a GPR a little while ago but I had problems trying to get the fine tuning down. Like I said I got a ripping deal on the stabilizer so offsetting the cost for the mount is well worth it.

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Old 07-19-2007, 01:14 AM
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Heck if it saves just "1" collar bone.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:45 PM
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I love my Scott's dampner. I got it with the low mount like you and it's out of the way so I wont smack it. One tip: Don't turn it all the way stiff and ride in deep sand.
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:22 PM
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One tip: Don't turn it all the way stiff and ride in deep sand.

Spoken from experience I detect..................
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:27 PM
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I love my Scott's dampner. I got it with the low mount like you and it's out of the way so I wont smack it. One tip: Don't turn it all the way stiff and ride in deep sand.
No doubt! I did that in the dunes on a bud's CRF450. Things got very interesting!
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:32 PM
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Spoken from experience I detect..................
Lets just say you can't move the bars fast enough to get the bike under control.
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:17 PM
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I love my Scott's dampner. I got it with the low mount like you and it's out of the way so I wont smack it. One tip: Don't turn it all the way stiff and ride in deep sand.
I notice you had the low mount on your Myspace picture.Tracy said you were harassing her for not adding you as a friend ..Did you have to drill holes in the frame?

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Old 07-21-2007, 01:39 AM
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I have a 01 cr250 and was thinking about a stablizer and the low mount seems perfect but, is there a way to adjust it on the fly i? How do you like it so far and what do you think about the low mount?
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:39 AM
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I notice you had the low mount on your Myspace picture.Tracy said you were harassing her for not adding you as a friend ..Did you have to drill holes in the frame?

-Kevin-
She had it set up where I had to know her email or last name so I gave her a hard time about adding me.

The only hole I had to cut was in the number plate where the stabilizer bar goes through to the gusset I had to weld to the frame. Easy job but make sure you get that gussett straight when you tack it on!
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:44 AM
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I have a 01 cr250 and was thinking about a stablizer and the low mount seems perfect but, is there a way to adjust it on the fly i? How do you like it so far and what do you think about the low mount?
I've adjusted mne on the fly but it's harder to reach than the bar mount type. When you get used to it you can usually set it to where you are comfortable then leave it alone. I usually crank ine up only when I get to some large baby head rocks.
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