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I just put one on my Wee this spring and wished I had done it 4 years ago when I got it.

My questions are, do all motorcycle models benefit from a brace? If so, to a similar degree? Do some bikes come with them standard?

Just curious since it made such a difference to me.

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Some bikes come with fork braces built into the fender mount. Bikes with so called upside down forks like the new Vee2 don't need them.
 

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more rigid

Ok, I'll bite. Why not?
upside down forks are inherently a more rigid system, compare them to regular forks, side by side, and you should get a sense of why
 

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The advantage of the upside down design is that the larger diameter outer tubes are held by the triple clamps, while the fork inner tubes are attached to the wheel axle. This layout makes for greatly increased front fork rigidity by allowing the use of longer inner fork tubes which increase overlap (from a Yamaha design webpage).

I wonder if inverted forks leak more?
 

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Another advantage of inverted forks is the lighter unstrung weight. A drawback is the lower, inner tube more exposed to damage.
 
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