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Old 12-09-2012, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Saw this FXR while checking out the bikes. This is the first time I've seen stabilizer bars on a swingarm like this.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i have seen a couple times ,did you catch the twin cam topend on that bike as well?fatvo 100ci ? thanks pete
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I find the bikes in the parking lot at motorcycle shows are often just as interesting as the ones in the show. Thanks for posting those pics.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What are the benefits of mounting a stabilizer bar like that? What does it do?
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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its funny the guys got a rear stabilizer on a bike with that front end...
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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its funny the guys got a rear stabilizer on a bike with that front end...
Ya, all that work to stick the rear end, and offset by making the front end hard to turn.

It prolly runs real true if everything's adjusted up right. And the swing arm bushings are tight.

The way I understand the geometry of that strut. it only works if the bushings are only allowed to pivot on the shaft. Add any other movement and all you do is move the lateral pivot to the center of the swing arm. I'm not sure as to what that would do to the scooter, but it sure seems like it would be twitchy.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ya, all that work to stick the rear end, and offset by making the front end hard to turn.

It prolly runs real true if everything's adjusted up right. And the swing arm bushings are tight.

The way I understand the geometry of that strut. it only works if the bushings are only allowed to pivot on the shaft. Add any other movement and all you do is move the lateral pivot to the center of the swing arm. I'm not sure as to what that would do to the scooter, but it sure seems like it would be twitchy.


I'm sure it goes like stink in a straight line.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I guess he doesn't have much rear wheel travel. That bar looks mighty close to the passenger peg mount. His girlfriend must be a tiny thing!

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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What's with the starter motor and that cylinder thingy to the front and just above it? That's a new one to me.

I'm not going to rush out and fab up a stabiliser like that as it looks really dodgy...but that's just my thoughts.


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Old 12-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I believe that "thingy" is a starter button

I don't see how that stabilizer does much good unless it is angled inwards a fair amount at the swingarm end. Otherwise it just reduces the load on the rubber mounts.
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I believe that "thingy" is a starter button
yup it is spring loaded starter button
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Odd place for a starter button...a bit old skool but handy!


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