A few months ago I installed a fork brace. A month after that I tore my front end apart to replace springs and install Intiminators. When I rode to work the following day, I thought, "oh, crap, I didn't put something together right, it's all loose." Took me a couple minutes to realize I had forgotten Rick's fork brace. Here's another vote for you feeling the difference between brace and no brace.
'06 V-Strom 650 For Sale[/URL], light blue, Givi E36 sidecases, E52 topcase with Admore lights, Madstad, SW-Motech crashbars and skidplate