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Old 12-08-2012, 06:07 AM   #1
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Fastway Steering Stabilizer

Finally a little competition for Ralle-Moto (which I have on my current 950 and had my 990 I sold). You folks may have seen this, but after a year or so off the OC, I just found it. It is a steering stabilizer from Fastway AND it's less than $500. The Ralle's are like $700.

I went the Ralle route on my 990 ADV because of the simplicity of installation. It just happened to be on my 950.
I have a GPR on my 450, and I do like the Ralle. It is not "as good" as my GPR, but overall, I don't notice any performance difference. I happen to find the single knob set-up on the GPR easier. At any rate, if I was still looking, I'd consider this, so I thought I'd pass it on.


Anyone using this Fastway model? Seems to be priced right.

http://www.ktmtwins.com/fastway-ktm-...stabilizer-kit
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:06 PM   #2
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I like the Emig

For just under seven it come with a top triple clamp. Anyone using this
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:08 PM   #3
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For just under seven it come with a top triple clamp. Anyone using this
Excellent... I have been a GPR guy for a long time..Had em on my XR's,CRF's,CR5's and Now in the market myself to get one for me Orange CRUSH!!! Been Looking at going with the Emig...Good? Bad? FastAwaY?? Good?? Bad??

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Old 12-09-2012, 04:40 AM   #4
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Try searching

There are many threads on various stabilizers. Here is one:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=785857

The search function kinda sucks, but search in google and include "advrider" in your search terms.

Also look in the HOW
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:42 PM   #5
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There are many threads on various stabilizers. Here is one:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=785857

The search function kinda sucks, but search in google and include "advrider" in your search terms.

Also look in the HOW
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:31 AM   #6
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Do you have to buy a new triple clamp with this one?
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:31 PM   #7
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20 minute clean install. Thing works good!
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:21 AM   #8
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Fastway vs. GPR vs. Scott

The Fastway is similar to the Scotts rotary damper internally & Pro Moto Billet makes some nice stuff to be sure! This new damper looks great & looks like they have finally caught up with Scotts

We've sold GPRs at the dealership (we sell 2 or 3 a week, mostly based on price) that leaked right out of the package- not very impressive when a customer is standing there, less impressive when he phones GPR & they give him a hard time for abusing their damper although the bike hadn't left the shop floor. We were further amazed when GPR told us to install another damper (they would send replacements) and found that each one (we tried 3) when turned to "full hard" had wildly different damping effects than the others. When we called again they spoke of "production tolerances" & "damper fluid viscosity"/blah blah blah. All new units, all at the same temperature, all at the same time. Pass.

The Emig damper has failed internally on several LC8's due to force being concentrated on a part that can't handle it. I was going to buy one (oh yes they are so very pretty, esp the pictures on Emig's website) but after talking to guys who have had to send them back repeatedly for repair decided to pass. I met Emig many years ago & I prefer to support the small vendor but couldn't do it for my 950. From talking to users & reading the reports seems the heavy bikes have the problem, not the lightweights. I haven't followed Emig for a couple of years now so he might have things sorted- hope so!

I've got two Scotts, one lives on my 950 (sub-mount w/BPR upper triple clamp) the other swaps from bike to bike in seconds. Hugely functional, can be easily rebuilt at home (my 10yr+ old one is in constant use) and with adjustment circuits that affect slow & high-speed as well as sweep (how far from center the damper operates) it's the only one in my book. Before Ohlins ($$$) came up with "their" design for a rotary damper they used Scotts dampers with "Ohlins" on them. That's saying a lot from a world-class suspension manufacturer. Scotts were the best in the roadracing paddock (the old telescopic-rod dampers are hard to place on ever-more compact sportbikes as well as not being as tunable & lacking high-speed circuitry) and have won most of the Baja races I'm aware of. They start at $399 for the off-road models so they aren't expensive... the clamp/damper kit for my 950 was just over $600 w/tax before I started working as the service manager so they're not that much
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:55 PM   #9
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Have a GPR on my Husky for a while now with no issues. Haven't tried many other brands but have been extremely pleased with the customer service at GPR. If I was going to look for something else I would look at the Fastway and the Motosportz unit.

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Old 12-21-2012, 11:44 PM   #10
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I would not buy a damper that did not have both high and low speed damping. Both Scotts/Ohlins and Fastway/Elka offer it.

BUT, the Scotts/Ohlins is superior. Selling my Fastway and getting a Scotts.

BUT, the Fastway mount is very nice. The split clamp around the steering head means you don't have to pull the top triple clamp.

(forgot this is Orange Crush, comments are about the EXC bikes)
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:29 PM   #11
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geometrician & Zuber

Thanks to you both for not saying "dampener"
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:11 PM   #12
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I live in Oregon. We know what a dampener is.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:11 AM   #13
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Buy a Scott's and be happy
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:53 PM   #14
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I run a MSC titan on my 950A. Its a physically bigger unit that handles the bigger bike very well but doesnt have the hi/lo speed adjustability of the scotts unit. Thats the only downfall IMO. It came with the bike and mounts to its own triple so not sure what it costs. Will I be replacing it - no.
If I were to replace it Id go the scotts. Ive had them on previous bikes as well as my current rallye bike and prefer them for the above reason.
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