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lucassm


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posted April 03, 2012 05:31 PM        
Stabilizer question?

I know I sound like a complete knob asking this, but in my defense all the bikes I have ever had came with a steering stabilizer. So I wanted some opinions on what you guys use, what you prefer, whats good, can be installed with out doing a bunch of drilling or whatever. Ive got a 2011 ZX14 I love this thing its the best bike ive owned so far, now its time to go broke adding stuff. You guys have been riding these for years so I just want some opinions and advice.

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BIG BLUE_ZX14


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posted April 03, 2012 06:22 PM        
I put a steering stabilizer on my first 14 before I replaced the exhaust. I prefer the feel of a little resistance in the steering (that may not be the correct way to state that) over the "loose" stock feel. I use a GPR V4. I've had it for years with no issues although it's due for a servicing. I don't strap the front down so I don't know if there is an issue with the V4. Maybe a drag guy can answer that...


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Rich


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posted April 03, 2012 06:50 PM        
I use a GPR V4 on mine too. I run my strap over the gauge bracket. It stays on (loose) all the time except when I have it strapped down at the strip. No issues.
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epd345


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posted April 03, 2012 08:17 PM        
I also use the V4, been a couple years now with no issues. Easy to adjust on the go.


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lucassm


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posted April 04, 2012 12:32 PM        
I have seen alot of these in my internet searches, I like the clean look doesnt look like a big shock absorber.
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posted April 04, 2012 05:25 PM        
I put the Brock's unit on my 14R, love it


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CrotchRocket


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posted April 04, 2012 08:51 PM        
If you adjust your suspension correctly then you wont need a steering stabilizer!!!
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lucassm


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posted April 05, 2012 04:22 PM        
Where does that bolt up the brake handle clamp thats kind of interesting. Man it takes me months to get the suspension where I want it I have to say Im fairly close on this one tho. Im not sure I need a stabilizer I think I just want one because Ive never owned a bike without one. It doesnt shake or do anything like that I am just stuck in the world where all the other bikes had one, why not this one.
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Rob7R


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posted April 05, 2012 05:55 PM        
I had a little head shake when i'd let go of the bars with both hands (you're not supposed to do that) when I first bought my '07.... Turns out I needed new front wheel bearings. Now it's smooth as silk. I was wondering why everybody raved about how smooth these are, now I know why.
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posted April 05, 2012 06:46 PM        
There have been a few times in 20+ years of riding that I did not have a damper and wished that I did. Cheap insurance for the times you need it IMHO.
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posted April 05, 2012 09:28 PM        Edited By: zixxer14 on 6 Apr 2012 04:29
I installed a GPR V1 awhile ago & was amazed at how much it enhanced the handling, I can hit the corners harder & accelerate our faster & it stops the wind from moving the blke around at speed. I never had trouble with any speed wobbles but I have lifted the front powering out of corners & it stops any headshake when it sets back down. They should be stock on any sportbike.

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Lsantana954


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posted April 05, 2012 09:44 PM        
I had a GPR V1 on my 07 and currently in the market for one for my 14R. According to their website GPR has the V4 for the 14R, wish they would make a V1 for it, i like being able to use it as a GPS mount lol
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lucassm


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posted April 07, 2012 06:54 PM        
It is a smooth bike dont get me wrong, it doesnt wobble or shake. Like I said I just have never had a bike without one so I just thik I need one. I am liking these GPRs I like that clean look, theres nothing wrong with the brocks unit either for the shock looking kind it actually looks really good. I appreciate the input guys I trust you guys have knowledge that a 14 newbie can learn from.
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SixSixoh6


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posted April 07, 2012 10:42 PM        Edited By: SixSixoh6 on 8 Apr 2012 05:42
i think the bike is balanced enough not to need a stabilizer. Obviously the engineers at KHI thought the same thing.

I never used one on my 05 zx10 either
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lucassm


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posted April 09, 2012 07:31 PM        
True.
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