I picked up my bike from its 12,000k service today. One of the fork seals had gone and the mechanic had persuaded Suzuki to cover this under guarantee. However, he said that if they had known I had fitted a fork brace they would not have covered it. He also said that he thought the brace had distorted the fork slider so that it had become oval and this would cause the fork seal to leak. In a recent post ALLinUTAH said he also had premature wear of his fork seals (after just a few months) and he removed his fork brace because he said there was too much stickion, which also suggests that his fork brace was distorting the slider. Since he has done this, he has had no problem with fork seals - now up to 50,000k. My brace is made by Cosmo (from Greece) and I bought it after recommendedations from this forum. It is very nicely finished and looks good on the bike. I am loathe take mine off because many have said that a brace really improves handling and it seems such a waste. When I put it on I did tighten the bolts up pretty tight. I now have loosened them off so the brace is touching the fork slider all around but much looser than before. So, I am hoping that this will provide enough support for the fork legs but not interfere with the workings of the fork seals.