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Old 05-24-2012, 12:07 PM   #481
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I like the Scotts

I've had both, and by far prefer the Scotts. The two main reasons are the adjustement on the GPR is way to sensative. It has a 360 degree dial numbered from 1 to 10, a comfortable range was 3 1/2 to 4 1/2, not a huge swing, and if you bump the dial your going to be way off. The Scotts dial is slower to adjust but much easier to fine tune. The second reason was the Scotts only dampens when you are steering away from center. The GPR dampens in both directions. The resulting "feel" is the Scotts requires less handle bar effort to steer and a natural tendancy to want to go strait. The GPR works OK, but I'll pay the extra for a Scotts in the future.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:44 PM   #482
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I also have the Scott's and like the lack of damping back to center. I have never tried the GPR and was curious.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:55 PM   #483
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Hint, hint..... I bet he gets a deal from GPR
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:00 PM   #484
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The GPR is in NO way to sensative.
The 360 degree dial numbered from 1 to 10,is one of the best things about it. ( The Knob will not come off like the Scotts)
The Scotts dial is is the main thing wrong with it Way to slow to adjust .It works fine ,But when your doing 60 mph and the Knob comes off and the spring and Ball bearing go flying bye-bye. The Scotts is NO good.

The GPR dampens in both directions ( AS far as I know you do turn both ways dont you? ) Unless you are riding at Dover!
Gpr has GREAT Customer Service in house and at the Race Track.
Where is Scotts Track Support??????

The Scotts Stablizer is a very Good unit.
IMO Just not the Best out there in 2012
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:04 PM   #485
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Hint, hint..... I bet he gets a deal from GPR
In fact Yes I get a deal from GPR. It is call a Sponsership.

But I also used to work for Ohlins and used them until a better Stablizer came along

Just Like You get a deal on Moto Z tires and you suport Moto Z.

PS . I am still Waiting on a price on the MOTO Z 140/80/18 tire.
I would like to test one for my self.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:18 PM   #486
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I have never, in 20 years of racing, seen a GPR that did not eventually have a part failure, most within the first season of use. Of course most of these were in the early days for GPR. Now, nobody that I know uses them, maybe they have gotten better?

I have also never seen a Scott's that needed anything more than routine maintenance. I have them on 4 bikes now, one is so old it has faded to silver.

Plus return damping is nice, I guess.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:52 PM   #487
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In fact Yes I get a deal from GPR. It is call a Sponsership.

But I also used to work for Ohlins and used them until a better Stablizer came along

Just Like You get a deal on Moto Z tires and you suport Moto Z.

PS . I am still Waiting on a price on the MOTO Z 140/80/18 tire.
I would like to test one for my self.
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Actually, I don't get a deal on MotoZ, I'm a dealer I don't advertise though, just word of mouth $110.00 each plus shipping
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:58 PM   #488
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I don't advertise though, just word of mouth $110.00 each plus shipping









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Old 05-24-2012, 02:21 PM   #489
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Actually, I don't get a deal on MotoZ, I'm a dealer I don't advertise though, just word of mouth $110.00 each plus shipping
Give me a few links so I can ready up on the Tire.
How fast can we get a few to Cali?
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:34 PM   #490
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I like the GPR much more than the Scotts/Ohlins.

I mean, it's not likely I can pick up a good condition used Scotts for $50 is it?

I'm so cheap I should have a KLR.
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:28 PM   #491
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put together for next to no money.

I with I could have found a used roadbook holder on ebay for cheap, but this will have to do. It only has to last a day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReF6u...hannel&list=UL

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Old 05-27-2012, 12:33 AM   #492
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Hey mom... it stick's out a bit... what do I do so the other kids don't laugh..??!

A very original, budget oriented (high tech) effort there redbastard...!

That would defivately be a medal candidate at our annual "Spring Thaw" nav-rally for the award; "most innovative home build roadbook holder". We've had some doozies over the years; ranging from dozens of various transparent plastic lunch boxes with manually operated wood dowel spindles, a tobacco can with lexan goggle lens cover and only one drive spindle. There have been cigar boxes of various types, and once even a small metal munitions box that the guy had fit a little electric drive motor to!

Only two words of advice for you (I am sure you can relate to, when the school is over );

1. Watch out for bushes, scrub and overhang brances to the left side of the trails/tracks.

2. Don not stack/fall/crash the bike on the left hand side...

Else, I am imagining (in my minds eye), the image of an electric drill drive unit dangling from the left handgrip attatched by the wires, with the white plasic remains of a shattered Acerbis RB housing sitting on the mounting brackets, and a toilet roll of white paper streaming from the handlesbars in the breeze!

Good luck at the ride!
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:23 PM   #493
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Here's how I spent my weekend between barbeques,









After seeing it mocked up on the bike, I'm thinking I'll make it a little taller and wider.
Let me know what you guys think.

Thanks to Harcus and JesusGatos for the great fiberglass info posts.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:31 PM   #494
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Here's how I spent my weekend between barbeques,









After seeing it mocked up on the bike, I'm thinking I'll make it a little taller and wider.
Let me know what you guys think.

Thanks to Harcus and JesusGatos for the great fiberglass info posts.

Paul,
It looks great!!!
I would like to see it about 2" taller on top ( to cover the ICO's a little better)
lower the bottom yo meet the fender,
Add about 2" to each upper side.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:27 PM   #495
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Here's how I spent my weekend between barbeques,









After seeing it mocked up on the bike, I'm thinking I'll make it a little taller and wider.
Let me know what you guys think.

Thanks to Harcus and JesusGatos for the great fiberglass info posts.


Looks great man! The perfect, no frills rally set up!
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