i can only offer this. i don't think you will regret it. steering stabilizers are amazing. i have raced motocross for many yrs and will not ride a motocross bike without one. ( and yes, i know how to set-up suspension) i have used a couple different models for motocross. the hopey has similar dampening characteristics and i do not see why it would being anything but a boon to your riding.Fox787 said:does anyone have a hopey? I think i might get one for my monster.
i didn't need one on 80's either. too much head shake on big bikes though. if you don't have head shake, then no need. if you have head shake, these will eliminate it.ibanezrg520kid said:i've never found the need for a steering stabilizer on any motocross bike out of a few different 80's,125's, 250's, 250f's, 450f's, aluminum framed cr500r, and a 350 banshee tricked for MX and a trick YFZ450 and a super trick TRX450r. alot of quad guys run them and both those 450 quads i rode were raced at redbud national and two other nationals in souther midewest area and they didn't need them. the ONLY MX bike i've found the need for one is my dads xr600r. it could use one when setup for supermoto. i've ridden a few 250's and a highly modded rmz450 with stabilizers on them and i just rode my friends 2006 crf250r with his new steering stabilizer and it was nothing special at all. i've also felt the need for one on my dads 2002 honda vfr cause i was floating on really small hills in the country and at about 110 it wasn't the most stable unless it was absoulty flat. of course its isn't going to be stable while floating it, but just anytime on a road bike at over 100 i feel like it'd be a nice thing to make me atleast feel a bit more safe. lol. oh yeah. and i especially hate the feeling of them on two strokes, because it doesn't feel good to me with my riding style of two strokes.
i think if you have lots of extra $$ to just waste... then go for it. if you have other things you wanna do like suspension or something... i'd def. go that way instead.
well time out here, it can be severe on a motocross bike. i understand if it hasn't bothered you any, but it can be bad. i don't mean to be a jerk, but unless you are nationally ranked, you haven't ridden them to full potential power wise. i can assure you of that. Doug Henry rides a stock bike to full potential...probably not you.ibanezrg520kid said:yeah, i've just never fond an MX bike that had that bad of head shake and i've ridden all fo them to their full potential power wise. 500cc twostrokes will kill you though.
how bad can headshake get on a mtn bike? id think if it isn't much of a problem on a mx bike that it couldn't be too bad on bike while bombing down a hill.
well, you heard two opposing opinions. i think you need to hear fresh ones.Fox787 said:my front end seems to go every where
oh...my bad, i guess the mountain bike one is different. i thought i read about it and i recall the dampening char. were the same....guess not. for motorcycles they stop "head shake", i guess mtb they stop deflectionSteve71 said:Have a read of this thread:
The hopey isn't there to stop the front end shaking, but to stop the front wheel from deflecting and if it does deflect it also stops you from over correcting. It's also great for drifting though loose corners.
I hate tire play, and I do all around riding, so 40 is ideal for me (I ride alot of road/ street and jumping....)ferday said:there's a big part of your problem, air down the tires and they'll stop deflecting...