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post #1 of 2 Old 11-16-2008, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Installed the superbrace this weekend. First impressions - not a drastic difference. I do think I was getting some stiction in the front end, because I notice that bumps are not jerking the front end around like they used to, especially in washboard-type areas. At speed, I notice more stability, especially in sweeping curves where there are pavement imperfections. I did not notice the "whole new bike" that others have.

Install - used blue loctite. Loosened pinch bolt, though I cannot see the point in that. Had girlfriend hold bike upright. Need center stand badly as my next add-on. The brace went on without noticeably moving the forks.

I have been adding to my tool collection as I need things - for this install I finally got an Allen key socket set, which I desperately needed.

Overall, I would recommend buying this, because an add-on that improves handling characteristics is a rare thing.
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post #2 of 2 Old 11-16-2008, 08:45 PM
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wait 'til you ride in strong winds.. that is where you'll really notice the benefit. it's a great add-on.

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