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post #1 of 70 Old 07-08-2012, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Adventure Tech Fork Brace

I installed the Adventure Tech fork brace from Richland Rick last night and went for a 65 mile ride today. First, the brace fit perfectly and looks great. It took maybe 10 minutes to install. Second, the resulting improvement in highway handling is stunning to say the least. My 2012 Wee went from being a handful on the freeway to an absolute pleasure to ride, even on the rain-grooved So. cal freeways. The bike is now rock solid and displays none of the wandering and wind-induced ill handling that made the bike a pain and somewhat more dangerous that it needed to be on the freeway. I have not had an opportunity to take it up the twisties yet but I suspect the handling will improve in the corners as well. For anyone wondering what they can do to truly improve their Wee the Adventure Tech fork brace is IMHO the best $80 you will ever spend on your bike. And by the way, I saw all the other fork braces available for the 2012 Wee, some for significantly more money, and I have no idea how a more expensive fork brace would function any better than the $80 Adventure Tech unit.
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post #2 of 70 Old 07-08-2012, 02:19 AM
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I have been riding the freeways and the only danger I have encountered is crazy cagers & deer.......
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post #3 of 70 Old 07-08-2012, 02:24 AM
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Bar Risers with the new fork brace?

I see from previous pictures that you do not (currently) use a bar riser / setback.

I'm considering installing one, but I also read on this forum that some of the riser products interefere with fork brace installs. I've read the previous threads about your SoCal fwy experiences, and I'm interested in this fork brace tech, but would also like the comfort of the riser tech, too.

Would you please post some close-ups of your new fork brace install?

If you have riser experience, I'd also appreciate your opinion about whether or not the new brace would interefere with a 2 in. up n' back riser? (SW Mototech, Rox or similar).

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Bar risers have no involvement with fork braces. It's the Scotts steering stabilizer they interfere with.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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I have been riding the freeways and the only danger I have encountered is crazy cagers & deer.......
When I stated that the bike was "more dangerous than it needed to be" I was referring to poor handling due to a design flaw that could be easily remedied with the addition of a relatively cheap piece of equipment (regardless of who makes it). When a bike's handling is adversely affected by traffic and natural wind to the point that it causes sudden unexpected movement under the rider it is a situation where the bike is "more dangerous than it needs to be".
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Bar risers have no involvement with fork braces. It's the Scotts steering stabilizer they interfere with.
Thanks, I mis-understood... I stand corrected. Thanks!

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My personal experience and report on the use of the fork brace is identical to that of the OP. I now enjoy riding on the freeway for my work commuting. An incredible difference.

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Plus one on the Adventure Tech fork brace, $80 well spent.

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I purchased this brace along with the mirror extenders and footpeg lowering kit. None of them came with installation instructions!

Are there any special steps for the brace installation? Or does it just bolt up?
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Instructions are at

http://www.adventuretech.biz/page.php?Custom%20Pages=5

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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