Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Forks flex. When they flex, they stick-slip-stick-slip, etc. The best forks flex less, and Suzuki doesn't put the best forks on bikes that sell for the price of our stroms. A fork brace helps reduce fork flex and lets them do their job more smoothly.
The ABS brake distribution fitting can get hit by a fork brace. The Superbrace with its raised center is reduces the clearance even more. One of the straight braces (Richland Rick's, Murph's) works well, and then limit the amount the forks are raised to about 10 mm. All three brands are OK if you don't raise the forks.
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