Originally Posted by kiwi_outdoors
I will probbaly remove the fork brace - I suspect their benefits are mostly fictional, as from a mechanics and physics POV they do not figure at all
I stuck a front tire of a non braced bike between my feet, wiggled the handlebars and watched the front fender wander back and forth over the tire. The fork brace figures quite a bit. Put large forces on the ends of long tubes and that little axle is not enough to hold them in alignment.
Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. 2012 DL650A is just getting started.
Nicknames for posting ease on my part, Vee = all DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012+ DL650s