|03-09-2012, 12:06 AM||#31|
NoMoTDM still Gary
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Columbia, Ca.
This is a stabilizer thread so I do not expect many backers on my recommendation. Get the springs.
I have a Scotts and it is a welcome improvement. It is the last thing I added. It might even stop stability issues if you have them, but that is not the underlying problem.
I had the freeway weave and a nasty tank slapper in deep gravel when the bike was stock. My first suspension mods were the Hyperpro springs.
If you get the normal version you will notice how beefy the rear spring is, to the point of raising the rear of the bike with no preload.
All the suspension vagueness went away as did the weave and not had a slapper since.
I think Motorcycle Consumer News comparison test gave me the reason why. The F800 carries 47.5% of it weight on the front wheel.
Stand on the pegs, scrunch up on the front of the seat, lower the front, raise the rear or any other means of transferring more weight on the front wheel solves a lot of handling problems.
That is the opposite of what a lot of riders do, by adding hard luggage, larger windscreen and run knobbies for their trip to Alaska
So I see springs as a twofer. Besides making the bike more stable you get improved suspension.
If I was asked to rank the mods performance wise, mine would be suspension, fuel module, stabilizer.
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itsatdm screwed with this post 03-09-2012 at 12:36 AM
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