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post #11 of 73 Old 03-27-2014, 03:02 PM
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Saw the new price and had to order the Fork Brace.

Then I figured I might as well get the Mirror Extenders (w/ one farkle extension), Front Axle Tool & Footpeg and Control Lowering kit while I was at it.

I think I'm in trouble.....I haven't even had my Vstrom for a week yet!

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I think I'm in trouble.....I haven't even had my Vstrom for a week yet!
Yup! And......so it begins!

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I was going to install mine yesterday (sucks i missed the price cut!!!) and I noticed that my brake lines were installed in such a way they stick out between the top of the fork. Is there any risk of these brake lines being smashed by the brace under a large compression? I know there was an ABS issue on the pre 2012's but this is the actual brake hoses.
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I noticed that my brake lines were installed in such a way they stick out between the top of the fork. Is there any risk of these brake lines being smashed by the brace under a large compression? I know there was an ABS issue on the pre 2012's but this is the actual brake hoses.
If you're worried, just mount the brace closer to the fender rather than at the top of the fork leg on a Glee. Just make sure both sides are the same distance from the top. I've never seen a problem reported.

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If you're worried, just mount the brace closer to the fender rather than at the top of the fork leg on a Glee. Just make sure both sides are the same distance from the top. I've never seen a problem reported.
I'm not sure if I know what you mean, there is only around 1 inch of room to move it up or down, isnt there?
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I'm not sure if I know what you mean, there is only around 1 inch of room to move it up or down, isnt there?
Yes. One inch is a lot. Moving the top of the brace down 1/2" would allow room for brake hoses even if the fork leg dust cover contacts the lower triple clamp, which it does not.

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post #17 of 73 Old 04-04-2014, 02:34 PM
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My kind of Price : $59.95 Brace

Ordered one on Thursday and given the reasonable price, I picked up the peg lowering kit. Installation went well. Now I just have to read the installation instructions before I take the bike for a spin

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Talking just ordered

Finally got around to ordering a brace. Can't wait to install!

Soon, if I can just figure out what holes I want, I'll order the shelf as well.

Thanks for making such great products.

I'm either riding, or resting between rides....

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I was surprised that I actually noticed a major improvement. I was expecting less wallow and it felt like putting on a new set of tires. Holds a line much better, well worth it. The best farkles I've done were the sonic springs and the fork brace, made the bike into a carving machine compared to stock.

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post #20 of 73 Old 04-06-2014, 05:12 AM
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I installed my brace today, does this look ok as far as clearance for the brake lines? I dont really know how the front of the bike reacts when you hit a massive pot hole, i want to make sure those lines arent going to be smashed by the brace (perhaps some dealers setup the lines slightly different angles?)



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