The Scotts Steering Stabilizer: How it Works
It operates under the same principle as your front forks or shock, by absorbing the unwanted energy from unexpected impacts via oil being exchanged through valving circuits that the rider controls. Valving inside the unit reacts to the slightest of jolts that are transferred through the forks and crowns of your motorcycle. Internal circuitry and hydraulic valving readjusts the amount of shock that would have been received through your handlebars, helping to keep your motorcycle aimed in the direction you intended it be. The link arm, which connects the stabilizer to the frame, reacts instantaneously, absorbing any unwanted movement. Your suspension was designed to handle the vertical movement of your motorcycle, while the Scotts Stabilizer completes your suspension package by helping to control the unwanted lateral movement.
The Scotts Steering Stabilizers’ quality and tolerances are second to none. The stabilizer goes through pain staking procedures to insure the tolerances are maintained to give you the most reliable, accurate stabilizer made. Consistency through a wide range of temperature ranges can only be obtained by keeping these tight tolerances, allowing us to use very thin oil, which in turn, has a higher viscosity index, making it more stable in all conditions.
One of the most important features is the fully adjustable, separate high-speed valving system , similar to the high-speed adjustment in your shock. This is a huge advantage over other stabilizers on the market. Other stabilizer manufactures claim to have a high-speed valve, but most of them do not. Since the Scotts Steering Stabilizer is literally a small shock absorber controlling the unwanted left to right motion of your bars, it only makes sense that you would want to have a separate circuit that absorbs the impacts exceeding the normal range of hits, similar to the high-speed valving in your shock. Most impacts and head-shake at the front wheel, are high speed" movements. Where on the other hand, turning is generally a low speed movement. Not only is the damping rate and high-speed circuit adjustable, but the arc of movement over which it operates is also adjustable, those are called sweep controls. So in summary, the Scotts Steering Stabilizer has 3 fully adjustable circuits, all of which are critical to any stabilizers ability to function correctly. Another important feature on the off-road units is, that the Scotts Steering Stabilizer only dampens as the handlebar turns away from center. The handlebar "free-valves" back to dead straight. This feature makes the bike want to go straight, all by itself. This is another huge advantage over other stabilizers. It also boasts a damping control this is adjustable on the fly. It only takes a moment of one handed riding to change the damping, similar to the time it would take to pull a tear-off lens away. The road bike units are equipped with rebound valving back to center, as they are typically leaned into turns and not sliding into turns like Dirt Bikes. This again is a huge advantage in keeping the front end placed where you want it, damping the energy generated trying to move the forks back and forth, left to right on a road bike's steep head angle design.
Can the Steering Stabilizer be mounted on more than one dirt bike?
Yes it can! Unlike other stabilizers that are bike specific, another feature about the Scotts Steering Stabilizer is that it is transferable between bikes in seconds. If you have more than one bike, you only need one damper, and a couple of mounting kits, to be able to transfer it from bike to bike. That way you can use it Saturday on your dual sport ride, and Sunday put it on your your trail bike. Unlike suspension or motor mods, when you sell your bike, you can take it with you to install on your next bike. Most applications use very simple bolt on brackets for mounting. "Dirt Rider" Magazine said "It's the best investment you can make!"
Will the Steering Stabilizer fit on any motorcycle?
In theory, the Scotts Steering Stabilizer can be adapted to fit almost any application with certain limitations. Scotts has designed the unit to be a "bolt-on" item for most of the major brands of motorcycles. Scotts also offers a weld-on version for those who prefer that feature and or have any limited space for the bolt-on style. Scotts Performance has been the official stabilizer for Kawasaki Team Green, KTM America, Husaberg America, Yamaha Factory racers and of course the Honda Off Road Racing Team who now has double digit Baja 1000 victories with this stabilizer on board.
I have heard that the Scotts Stabilizer is easy to install, is that true?
If you can change a spark plug, you should be able to install a Scotts Steering Stabilizer. If you have any questions during installation, give us a call we are here to help you! There is no welding for most kits, and it mounts in minutes. Remember though, this is a very sophisticated unit that does more for your motorcycle than any other aftermarket addition. The Scotts Steering Stabilizer must be installed correctly to gain the maximum potential.
Scotts Steering Stabilizer Key Features:
· The Scotts Steering Stabilizer is the only Stabilizer with three fully adjustable circuits.
· The Scotts Steering Stabilizer is the only Stabilizer that has an adjustable damping control that allows 25 adjustment clicks while riding.
· The Scotts Steering Stabilizer is the only Stabilizer that allows you to adjust the amount of degrees of damping you want from centerline.
· The Scotts Steering Stabilizer is the only Stabilizer that has a "High Speed Circuit" designed to absorb those sharp edged jolts.
· The Scotts Steering Stabilizer is the only Stabilizer that successfully works for every type of off-road application... including Motocross.
· The Scotts Steering Stabilizer is the only Stabilizer that easily moves from motorcycle to motorcycle in literally seconds.
· The Scotts Steering Stabilizer is the only stabilizer that's been around for 25 years and has won every major off-road race including the grueling Baja 1000, 17 times.
· The Scotts Steering Stabilizer is the only stabilizer to be tested and endorsed by every leading off-road magazine and personally used by industry leaders.
Basic Funtions and Features of the Scotts Steering Stabilizer
How to Install a Scotts Steering Stabilizer