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post #1 of 85 Old 09-25-2009, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Fork Brace comparison thread (3 kinds)

Searched, but cannot find the good thread comparing and listing by mfg and price the three current options. Can someone point me to it? Ty

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post #2 of 85 Old 09-30-2009, 01:29 PM
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I can't send you a link, but I can tell you that RichlandRick's brace works fine and is less money by quite a bit.
I paid for it and it was here in a couple of days. Install was fairly simple.
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I can't send you a link, but I can tell you that RichlandRick's brace works fine and is less money by quite a bit.
I paid for it and it was here in a couple of days. Install was fairly simple.
+1, very happy with his product and the price.

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Two Words: Super Brace

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been looking at this and people get into arguments on patents and the look and such.

in the end its a hunk of metal that braces the forks together. Been looking at bit at this and hey all 3 do the job, so it comes down to looks int he end. Super Brace is nice and shiney and curved, very finished looking while the Richland Rick brace is much more basic function only look. The 3rd one well have not seen much of it but pic;s I did see seam to show a bulkier setup but again I know little of that one.

At this point besides feeling one guy spent more time and effort developing over another so deserves the cash, it relay comes down to the look you want.
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I like my superbrace. Was going to get one anyway and then one turned up here for a good price

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Thumbs up Murph's

I wanted to add a forkbrace, my highway commute with semi's and crosswinds, was getting a little weird. After searching the different ones available, I went with the Murph's. It looked to be more substantial than the rest. I tip the scales around 210 or so, more with riding gear. And I rdie with my wife on the weekends, I wanted one that would hold up! So far the brace has been some of the best money spent on farkles. After looking at some other treads concerning braces, it sounds like nearly evreyone, has been happy with the one they have. Find one and give it a try, the only way you will know is to give one a test ride!

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Its a piece of metal immobilizing the forks. Get the cheapest and easiest to install one.

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Its a piece of metal immobilizing the forks. Get the cheapest and easiest to install one.
Well if that were all there is to it, we'd have trash buckets for saddlebags and milk cartons for top cases. It's perfectly ok to go with the cheapest solution if that's what appeal to you, but it's equally ok to buy something that has some design and style to it. The SuperBrace is a nice-looking component that, in my opinion, is worth the extra money. Sort of like a Z4 versus an old Miata; they're both 2 seat convertibles, but I know which one I'd rather have.

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Well if that were all there is to it, we'd have trash buckets for saddlebags and milk cartons for top cases....The SuperBrace is a nice-looking component that, in my opinion, is worth the extra money.
Abso-damn-lutely. If a fork brace is such a great idea and important item, it seemed sensible to me to get the best quality one there is and you can't beat the fit, finish and reputation of the SuperBrace. And it ain't like the difference in price between the various choices is that much anyhoo.

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