GPR Stabilizer on a crf450R - how well do they work for MX?

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I was thinking of adding a stabilizer on my crf450R bike
for use on a fast GP track that I ride.

Does anyone have a stabilizer and use it for MX?
How will is it for MX application?
Does anyone have the GPR V4? How good are ghe GPR units?

How does a stabilizer affect landing, front wheel landings, ect?

Thanks,
Spokes574
 
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You will love it for GP's. Takes the hard, high speed hits out of the bars.

You usually don't notice the effects of a steering damper until you need it. On an mx track they take the head shake away on bad braking bumps and eliminate high speed head shake. Also, you will have less arm pump at the end of the day.

I use a Scotts steering damper. With normal riding you don't even know it's there. You will forget it's even there until you hit something that should have thrown you on your head and didn't. :yikes: Money well spent. Haven't had experience with the GPR device.

The new Honda mx bikes are coming with steering dampers from the factory.
 
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Thanks,
I just ordered the GPR 4 - the new low slim profile version that slips under the bars and only rases the bar clamp 1/4". I will get this week and test out on the SandHill GP track here in CA. I will post a reiview shortly afterwords.
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Spokes574, i think a steering stabalizer of any companny will help in MX because, of 2008 all the racing Hondas (4 strokes) will come with a steering stabalizer stock.
 
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Honda didn't put a stabilizer on, they are including a Damper and yes there is a difference. The reason they are putting one is because they changed the rake of the front end (inheriently making head shake at high speeds) and the damper is going to control that. 08s should be interesting, I can't wait to try one!
 
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thebleakness, sorry on that one. I did not realize what i had said until it was posted but you are right it will make for a interesting ride.