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post #1 of 16 Old 10-18-2010, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Even though I love a good farkle, I'm generally underwhelmed by most of them individually. They all seem to make small, incremental changes that improve the overall riding experience, but rarely does one change give me the "wow factor".
With that in mind, I will say that I installed a Superbrace fork brace on my DL1000 Saturday, and after 150 miles of riding on Sunday I am very pleased with the change. Previously I felt like the front end of my bike was a bit "nervous" in turns, particularly with any kind of speed involved, and it was also very harsh over what is commonly referred to as "sharp edged" bumps in the road.
After putting on the Superbrace, the front end is absolutely planted and is much smoother, and it has really tamed down the reaction of the forks to road imperfections.
Anyway, I have no affiliation with them obviously, and I'm probably covering familiar ground, but I thought some others may benefit from one user's experience who loves farkles, but sometimes thinks that they are a bit of "voodoo".... :mrgreen:
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Interested. What brand, where bought, how much, difficult install? Thanks for the post.

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Talk to Blair at SV racing. Info here:

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Got a 2nd hand Rick's Brace [10 minute install] from the Classifieds here on StromTrooper. I echo your impressions. What really surprised me was how too, the fork somehow absorbed sharper hits better, as well as minimizing any gravel road tire deflection fun, and pretty much made riding next to semi-truckers on the highway a non-issue......Braces really do make a big difference.

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There are basically three fork braces, Superbrace, Kevin Baker from Murphskits.com and RichlandRick's, Richlandrick's Adventure-Tech LLC

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Interested. What brand, where bought, how much, difficult install? Thanks for the post.
I have the Superbrace that is linked to above - I also got it from SV Racing (my second purchase from them) and it arrived quickly. It wasn't hard to install, and i am NOT really mechanical. Took maybe 15 minutes. Hardest part was getting the long torque wrench on all the bolts since they face the back of the forks.
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One of the first things I did was add a SuperBrace to my wee. The difference was immediately noticeable and similar results as to what is described above. If I were to do it again I would try RichlandRick's just because of the lower price. I wish I had found his products a lot sooner.

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Mine made a huge difference. +1 on this.

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Any of the 3 braces should do an equal job of improvement. I bought Rick's for 2 reasons. Rick has the lowest price and I supported a fellow Stromtrooper.

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I got mine from Murph's. Money well spent.

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