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Looking at a steering stabilizer for my wife's 2008 kawasaki brute force 750 4x4i. Seems there are many versions out there. Not looking to drop a ton, but hoping it will help with this bike being non EPS. found some on ebay and amazon....

Anyone run one? easy to install? Does it really help?


NMKAWIRIDER, I see you ran one for awhile, thoughts?


This says it will fit our non EPS kawi:


https://www.amazon.com/Streamline-St...r=1-6-fkmrnull










On side note we've had a super heavy winter this year. This kawi keeps pushing the snow! 60" county blade. We've had over 50" of snow this year thus far. Wont let me upload the photo though.. weird.

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Hey guys.


Looking at a steering stabilizer for my wife's 2008 kawasaki brute force 750 4x4i. Seems there are many versions out there. Not looking to drop a ton, but hoping it will help with this bike being non EPS. found some on ebay and amazon....




Anyone run one? easy to install? Does it really help?


NMKAWIRIDER, I see you ran one for awhile, thoughts?


This says it will fit our non EPS kawi:


https://www.amazon.com/Streamline-St...r=1-6-fkmrnull

Yeah I used a Precision Pro before the EZ steer PS system. It stopped all that steering kick-back and made the machine much better on trail riding. It will not make it easier to steer but the rider can relax a bit which stops all that arm and shoulder pump and fatigue. Some of my friends did use the stick-type like you are showing and although the result wan't quite as strong as the Precision it still helped a great deal. These help so much I wouldn't run a non-ps unit without some kind of stabilizer. So yeah..do it...and it's easy to install.
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Yeah I used a Precision Pro before the EZ steer PS system. It stopped all that steering kick-back and made the machine much better on trail riding. It will not make it easier to steer but the rider can relax a bit which stops all that arm and shoulder pump and fatigue. Some of my friends did use the stick-type like you are showing and although the result wan't quite as strong as the Precision it still helped a great deal. These help so much I wouldn't run a non-ps unit without some kind of stabilizer. So yeah..do it...and it's easy to install.



Thanks! Guess I'll be ordering one for her!


Ordering new rear sway bar bushings and stabilizer links too.



I still have to do all 4 seals on either side of the drive shaft also. Rear engine side is leaking slowly....


Been a good wheeler though, 58xx miles is a lot of miles.

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I used one of those too, highly recommend.
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I used one of those too, highly recommend.
How's that Wild Cat holding up ?
Is that a 700 or 1000 version.

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How's that Wild Cat holding up ?
Is that a 700 or 1000 version.
I have the 700 Twin/50" model, XT Limited w/EPS .
Out of the only 650 miles I have on it, no issue's at all with it, I have though down some upgrades.
Better meats with the STI Roxanne 8 ply radials on the stock wheels
Bandit stage 3 shocks w/preload/low-speed compression adjusters
Overfenders
Frogskin for the air-intake
Soft roof/rear window
SATV Flip-up Windshield
Modded the spark plug cover in the rear trunk to allow the engine heat to escape instead of allowing that heat into the cab area
Drilled out the cat out of the stock muffler (tried the EzRyde aftermarket muffler but didn't like it, so back to the modded stocker)
Removed the front sway-bar
Upgraded the rear swaybar links to the QA1 links that are greasable, modded the rear swaybar bushings to accept grease
Installed a parking brake
Installed a nice turnsignal kit


The stock seats seem to be a bit too firm for my liking, so the next upgrade will at least be a change to the drivers seat 1st.


Handles really nice and with the Bandit Shocks/way smoother ride.
Fix a few rattles that were driving me crazy.
Have a winch for it/needs to be installed.
All I have done to it is change the oils/air cleaner servicing.
I really enjoy the Wildcat Trail, do not miss the atv/Brute at all.
I'll be out with it again late next week on a 5 day campout up in the local mountains.
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I have the 700 Twin/50" model, XT Limited w/EPS .
Out of the only 650 miles I have on it, no issue's at all with it, I have though down some upgrades.
Better meats with the STI Roxanne 8 ply radials on the stock wheels
Bandit stage 3 shocks w/preload/low-speed compression adjusters
Overfenders
Frogskin for the air-intake
Soft roof/rear window
SATV Flip-up Windshield
Modded the spark plug cover in the rear trunk to allow the engine heat to escape instead of allowing that heat into the cab area
Drilled out the cat out of the stock muffler (tried the EzRyde aftermarket muffler but didn't like it, so back to the modded stocker)
Removed the front sway-bar
Upgraded the rear swaybar links to the QA1 links that are greasable, modded the rear swaybar bushings to accept grease
Installed a parking brake
Installed a nice turnsignal kit


The stock seats seem to be a bit too firm for my liking, so the next upgrade will at least be a change to the drivers seat 1st.


Handles really nice and with the Bandit Shocks/way smoother ride.
Fix a few rattles that were driving me crazy.
Have a winch for it/needs to be installed.
All I have done to it is change the oils/air cleaner servicing.
I really enjoy the Wildcat Trail, do not miss the atv/Brute at all.
I'll be out with it again late next week on a 5 day campout up in the local mountains.
Thanks for the review - may be looking into the CAT soon.

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