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post #1 of 94 Old 03-09-2014, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Fork Brace - Cheaper/Better

Here's a little bit of history for the new guys. The Adventuretech fork brace came from requests from VSRI and Stromtrooper members looking for an affordable alternative to the Xxxxxbrace. We knew it could be made cheaper since their wasn't going to be any middle man retail mark-up. Designed from scratch without ever holding a Xxxxxbrace in our hands, what suprised was that people tell us it works better than the Xxxxxbrace.

Here's some feedback from an A/B comparison on identical bikes.

I don't want to post this since it'd start a flame war - (wink)
I swapped bikes with another rider today - he had a xxxxxbrace fitted, I have yours.

Your brace performed far better - the xxxxxbrace sure looks purty though.

When you have a good look you can see that the contact thickness of your brace is effectively about twice that of the xxxxxbrace - I suspect the extra stiffness is from that - whatever it was - the difference wasn't minor.

Well done, and thanks.

Peter

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I still owe you for the excellent service - so there you are.

The difference was massive - my bike has 75,000k's on it and the front end feels like an >expensive< sports bike - the other bike was much better than stock as well - but "no contest".

I get to ride an Aprilia Tuono factory (with much more expensive professionally tuned suspension than mine) now and then - that's much faster - but at the speeds I can equal I can't fault the DL now.

Pete


The original thread on VSRI has been visited ~ 90,000 times and somewhere around 5,000 V-Strom owners have chosen the brace they helped design.

Fork Braces - AdventureTech, LLC.

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I think I paid full price for this jewel, can I have my 15 bucks back now?
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Have one of these mentioned braces, and I am very pleased with it for sure.

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I'm looking forward to the Eastern and Western Gatherings this year and the opportunity to do some more A/B comparisons with other fork braces.

Here's a little bit of history for the new guys. The Adventuretech fork brace came from requests from VSRI and Stromtrooper members looking for an affordable alternative to the Xxxxxbrace. We knew it could be made cheaper since their wasn't going to be any middle man retail mark-up. Designed from scratch without ever holding a Xxxxxbrace in our hands, what surprised us was that people were posting that it works better than the Xxxxxbrace.

Here's some feedback from an A/B comparison on identical bikes.

I don't want to post this since it'd start a flame war - (wink)
I swapped bikes with another rider today - he had a xxxxxbrace fitted, I have yours.

Your brace performed far better - the xxxxxbrace sure looks purty though.

When you have a good look you can see that the contact thickness of your brace is effectively about twice that of the xxxxxbrace - I suspect the extra stiffness is from that - whatever it was - the difference wasn't minor.

Well done, and thanks.

Peter

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V-Strom Riders International > Technical Area > Chassis > Suspension > Fork braces compared

I still owe you for the excellent service - so there you are.

The difference was massive - my bike has 75,000k's on it and the front end feels like an >expensive< sports bike - the other bike was much better than stock as well - but "no contest".

I get to ride an Aprilia Tuono factory (with much more expensive professionally tuned suspension than mine) now and then - that's much faster - but at the speeds I can equal I can't fault the DL now.

Pete


The original thread on VSRI has been visited ~ 90,000 times and somewhere around 5,000 V-Strom owners have chosen the brace they helped design.

Look under Parts by type, Chassis, Fork Braces - AdventureTech, LLC.
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I bought your brace (and also your mirror extenders w/ farkle mounts). I was wondering what the brace bolts should be torqued to?
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We have installation instructions for all our products on our website. You can get there by selecting "installation instructions" from the main menu," or selecting the "installation instructions" button/link next to the add to the fork brace add-to-cart button.
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When you have a good look you can see that the contact thickness of your brace is effectively about twice that of the xxxxxbrace - I suspect the extra stiffness is from that - whatever it was - the difference wasn't minor
Probably accounts for some people on this BB stating that they can't actually tell if their brace makes much of a difference, if at all............I noticed IMMEDIATELY that my bike tracked solidly with the Rich's brace. One of the most noticeable (and worthwhile) mods I've ever done to any motorcycle.

It's the real deal!

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