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Old October 30th, 2008   #1
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Darn,
I just posted this in the wrong forum...

Has anyone had any experience good or bad with the Superbrace fork brace?
Just wondering if it is actually functional or just hype.
Thanks for your input.

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Old October 30th, 2008   #2
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Has anyone had any experience good or bad with the Superbrace fork brace?
Superbrace is on for 3 years now ... took a long ride before and after installation,in the same day ... and,my first observations were... WOW + Clapping

The good ; increase in sterring precision and stabillity in curves,and in road 's crack also,reduce deviation in a curve whith bad pavement,and got rid of many%, of the occasionnal waves,and in the verry illegal H.S.wave ,also.

The bad ; made front suspension feel more hard,and hitting also harder in the handles, almost no more spongy ,( but handy some time ) feelling of the fork, in sharp curves ,instant and stronger cross wind effect feeling in the handle .

The ugly : more bug to be clean out,another thing to be shined,resulting in, sun reflection in the eyes of other incomming driver,and lot of time spent in taking about it ...to others ST drivers who want to know wat it does (not serious here :-) )
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Thanks LEINADEUGAL

Good info.
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Darn,
I just posted this in the wrong forum...

Has anyone had any experience good or bad with the Superbrace fork brace?
Just wondering if it is actually functional or just hype.
Thanks for your input.

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Like mine, it gives a more solid feel to it,,,, most bikes have them of some oem, immensely helps in corner's.......Clapping
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I'm not sure it helped on my '04 but it looks good (Black) and does not reflect in oncoming drivers' eyes.
If it helps, I don't know but I won't take it off.
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Old November 6th, 2008   #6
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Hi,
I installed a fork brace from Motorcycle Larry 2 years ago.
Great addition - front end more stable (improved handling), no twitchiness (maybe it is the BT020's).
It fit perfectly and was cheaper than a 'Superbrace'.
As well I have noticed that the front tire wear is 'more even' with less cupping - that's at 42 psi
I should have done it from day one
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Old November 7th, 2008   #7
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Default Re: Superbrace for ST1300

FYI: Larry's might be cheaper but, it is not as strong as SuperBrace's.

SuperBrace's design is a 2-piece. Larry's is a 3-piece.

I spoke to SuperBrace a few years ago about their design and they said that they had tested several different designs (including a 3-piece design) and found that the 2-piece is inherently stronger.

That's why they went with it instead of the 3-piece.

Not sure whether you actually NEED it to be that strong but, I would assume that with the forces at work in that area, it is probably a good idea.

However, I haven't heard of any failures on either product and they have both been out for years now.

So, six and 1 half dozen of the other... YMMV, etc...
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