Has anyone looked into or planing on getting a steering stabilizer? I think it could be a nice mod. Any thoughts?
FTFY. Now people can read it.All i will be doing in that area is changing the standard crappy ball bearings in the steering head to a tapered bearing setup to get more tension on the steering. That way it will get rid of the head shake that these bike are prone to under decel; with ball bearings you cant tighten the steering head nut down till it snaps but it will not put any more tension on the steering, but going to a tapered roller bearing setup you can actually adjust the tension on the steering. This is actually common in several bigger bikes as well like the Honda 1100XX Blackbird, which also came out with a crappy ball bearing set up in the steering head, as did the famous Honda RVF400, and both bikes had headshake under decel until they got changed to tapered.
Yeah not sure if the manual specifies what bearings they use. There is quite a few more bikes than I mentioned that use the ball bearing and the silly thing is that 99% of dirt bikes use tapered bearings from factory and they do a lot lower speeds than sportsbikesI was under the impression all steering head bearings are tapered by default. Guess I should look in the service manual lol