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post #21 of 73 Old 04-06-2014, 12:01 PM Thread Starter Sponsor
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Yes that is correct.

Our 2012 and newer brace is different than the brace for the Gen 1 Wee specifically to accommodate the brake lines below and above.
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post #22 of 73 Old 04-06-2014, 06:49 PM
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Installed mine yesterday. Took a lengthy ride today over a variety of roads, variety of speeds. Quite an improvement in fork and steering response. Feels more solid. Slow turns, freeway curves, pretty much any condition feels better.
This bike does definitely benefit from this for brace. Richland got it to me quickly, and it is a quality, precision made product.

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post #23 of 73 Old 04-11-2014, 08:35 PM
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I put the brace on today and gave it a test ride. I also ordered a pair of Rick's mirror extenders to install with my new mirrors. After bolting everything on I hit the road to give the brace a try. As I pulled onto the main road I started fiddling with my mirrors trying to get them adjusted, forgetting about the brace. It was about this time that I was reminded about the brace when a gust of wind hit me from the side. Normally I would have expected to get pushed sideways a little but the bike held steady. Cool. While taking the road out to hit the highway at about 60 mph I encountered several more stiff side gusts. The bike held steady. Once I was on the highway I got it up to about 75 and as I approached the back of a semi the buffeting which usually pushes me around was tremendously minimized.
At slower speeds the bike was always very maneuverable but with the brace I could detect a little extra stiffness. Overall the bike is much more steady. As someone said already, it holds a line much better. I'm thoroughly happy I installed it. Got it fast too.

Oh, the mirror extenders are great. Very little shoulder in my rear view now.
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post #24 of 73 Old 04-14-2014, 08:39 PM
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I need to get one. Next paycheck!
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post #25 of 73 Old 04-22-2014, 03:55 PM
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AdventureTech Fork Brace

Just installed the AdventureTech fork brace on my 2013 V-Strom 650 - the difference is incredible! No more "wandering" when being buffeted by sidewinds and the bike tracks through corners (particularly on the highway) like it is on rails. Installation was very straightforward and the brace looks great on the bike. You have a great product - thank you!

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post #26 of 73 Old 04-22-2014, 07:13 PM
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I was able to rack up some kms with the RR forkbrace and I must say it has tightened up the forks. The bike steers quicker and feels more stable. Thanks for the great product.
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post #27 of 73 Old 05-03-2014, 01:04 AM
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Review on the fork brace

Got the fork brace yesterday and considering we had Easter and ANZAC Day (Australian public holiday) in the mix, I think it got here pretty quick.

After waking up way too early decided to fit it at about 2am this morning and took me around 15 minutes. Went back to sleep, got up and gave her a spin.

Now I will say I read the reviews and certainly believed that it helped with overall road handling. Was strongly skeptical about the crosswinds claim some had made, could not see how this could possibly assist with the problem.

Well skeptical no more. I have a favorite 50km round trip I like to do which is all sealed roads, but through farming areas. I normally cop the crosswinds when the trees along the side of the road disappear, leaving exposed areas of just low level crops. Felt nothing today, it was also a good wintery day too with occasional gusts.

Great addition to my bike well done Richland

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post #28 of 73 Old 05-03-2014, 04:49 PM
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I ordered and installed a fork brace, dash, and a couple cigarette lighters as a power source on a friends bike. Everything went together perfectly. Although everything I have purchased from them has gone together that way. Extremely fast shipping, great customer service, and perfect product fitment. Who could ask for anything more. Good job Rick and Gloria
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post #29 of 73 Old 05-04-2014, 09:18 PM
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Two days to deliver, two minutes to install (okay, not two, but less than ten). Such a good fit that it wouldn't go over my fork boots so we'll see what I can do with those.
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post #30 of 73 Old 05-04-2014, 09:38 PM
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Cut the bottoms of the fork boots and they will sit on the brace.

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