Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Calgary, Canada
Not the original poster, but thought I would share my impression of riding with Rick's fork brace. This is my first Wee so I can't relate it to the previous model. I also added the fork brace around 500km in so I didn't have the bike long without it - so take this all with a grain of salt.
Overall, my perception is that the fork brace was a minimal improvement. Again, possible due to the short time with the bike before the brace, but I saw no difference in day to day riding.
Where I perceive a difference is on the highway in cross winds. There is a stretch of open road that I rode with and without the brace in relatively the same conditions (approx same wind speed, gusts and travel speed). With the brace, I notice the bike is more planted during wind gusts. There was less wiggle in the front when the gusts came.
I also may perceive a similar condition large trucks pass in the opposite direction. More planted and less pull from the gusts.
2012 DL650 EXP
Designed for outdoor use
Last edited by mountainpete; 06-23-2012 at 10:24 PM.