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I have just ordered a fork brace from Rick Hughes--U.S.A. With the current strong Australian dollar The all up price delivered is $87.15 which is half the price if purchased here. I do prefer to buy locally but not when the local price is double.

Anyway thats for an issue elsewhere.

So now I wait to find it in the mail box and then to fit it on. I have read lots of reports praising the improved handling mostly saying it improves stability and turn-in and such like. Some say there is little or no difference. I'm happy with my bikes handling, it does not show any vices that concern me. So...what will it improve? Anything? I'm hopeful for something good.


I have to state here, that I am somewhat sceptical of many reports on many subjects, as too often I think people have an opinion and little knowledge. In other words they talk bullshite!

I will forward my thoughts in due course. Lets see.

B.T.W. Anyone on this forum have one fitted, if so what have you found?
 

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Hmm, another thing to have shipped to my mate in Seattle ready for my visit to him in September.
 

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It will very much improve the tracking of the front end,it will remain straight on roads that have heavy usage issues,there are no vices with the product,mine is from another dealer albeit they do the same thing,I rate the fork brace No 1 farkle on the strom.:yesnod:
 

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Best thing that you can do to a Wee.
Just remember that when you install it you should unweight the front wheel. loosen the axle, install the fork brace then tighten the axle. Make sure that the forks works correctly before you head of on the first ride.
 

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Best thing that you can do to a Wee.
Just remember that when you install it you should unweight the front wheel. loosen the axle, install the fork brace then tighten the axle. Make sure that the forks works correctly before you head of on the first ride.
Zackly,and those screws on the front guard can be difficult little pricks to get back on :yesnod:
 

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Must be a rotten design. None of the other ones I have seen require any involvement with the front guard.
 

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A number of people have fitted them including me. They are great.

Wouldn't it have been better to ask this question before you purchased it ?
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I noticed some difficulty in riding the Wee in strong winds, seemed like it was hard to keep the thing pointed straight.

mostly, though, I had no handling issues.

Once I fitted the fork brace I was amazed at how instant/direct the steering felt. You'll notice it.
 

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Best thing that you can do to a Wee.
Just remember that when you install it you should unweight the front wheel. loosen the axle, install the fork brace then tighten the axle. Make sure that the forks works correctly before you head of on the first ride.
And what if you don't .... my brace just bolted straight into place without any adjustments on the front axle ...
 

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And what if you don't .... my brace just bolted straight into place without any adjustments on the front axle ...
I did the same [SuperBrace].

And the handling has improved, noticeably less flex in the front forks over bumps too.
 

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I noticed it makes the front end more stable and less inclined to "tramline". I also got the mirror xtenders and footpeg lowering brackets. These are both simple great products finished professionally and do a great job that dont look out of place.
 

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Must be a rotten design. None of the other ones I have seen require any involvement with the front guard.
Munching on some humble pie here,my fork brace actually came from Murphskits and there was no reason to drop the front guard,but I did:headbang:
 

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A number of people have fitted them including me. They are great.

Wouldn't it have been better to ask this question before you purchased it ?
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I do expect some sort of improvement. I think I'm inclined to believe opinions on this site rather than some idiot claims I have seen elsewhere. I'm now very hopeful,will get a good trial going to Dubbo over some mix of roads.
 

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And what if you don't .... my brace just bolted straight into place without any adjustments on the front axle ...
You run the risk of pinching the forks tight in a twisted position. There have been threads where people have installed fork braces then wondered why their forks don't go up and down any longer.
 

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Braces that bolt right on without a problem and cause no problems are the norm. The forks that are twisted or have the pinched leg off line will usually cause a difficult brace installation. It's best to loosen the pinch bolt and pump the forks a few times though. In some twist cases, the triple clamp pinch bolts have to be loosened and re-tightened.
 

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Fork Brace

Way back,when I was still learning my way around bikes,still am, I installed my first fork brace on my near new Suzuki G.S.750 .At the same time I fitted a new front tyre ONE SIZE BIGGER, thinking that would put more rubber on the ground and improve everything in the way of road holding and handling. More is better right? WRONG! Handling did not improve at all. Still, I kept it on to save money and changed my riding style to suite.

So I could never know, what if any, good the brace did. Lesson also learnt....one change at a time!
 

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I installed the Superbrace a while back and although I am not the most experienced I could feel the front was more stable. Well worth it I recon.
 
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