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Fork aftermarket Brace
« on: February 06, 2018, 02:30:03 pm »
i have a 1994 Concours and was considering adding a front fork  brace, can I get some advice from you rider who have indeed tried and still use and did you determine the right size.

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Re: Fork aftermarket Brace
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2018, 02:39:03 pm »
   Got this from Murphs' several yrs ago. Nice fit!! Been on there ever since. :) :)

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Re: Fork aftermarket Brace
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2018, 11:39:36 pm »
 got a nice one from the Wizard.Rod

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Re: Fork aftermarket Brace
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 05:26:38 pm »
I went with a SuperBrace for my '95. A couple others out there at the time, but just felt more comfortable going with the SB. No regrets; still working well.
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Re: Fork aftermarket Brace
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 11:53:51 am »


Just installed a Murphs forkbrace.   Cant say I felt much difference but it's a really nice piece, excellent quality.   

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Re: Fork aftermarket Brace
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 12:56:44 pm »
Does anybody use a fork brace for racing?  That's one indicator of whether it actually does anything.

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Re: Fork aftermarket Brace
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 01:12:57 pm »
If you buy a forkbrace, buy the one for the correct year.
In (I think 99) Kawasaki change the fork legs slightly. The ones after 99 are more precision, and the holes are smaller..
The earlier ones occasionally take a little shimming to be precise. EZ to do.

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Re: Fork aftermarket Brace
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 01:52:33 pm »
I took the one off the parts bike (01) and put it on The Mule(95) after some math to get the correct shim measurements Seems to handle better but Im not a racer or really a fast rider either
(it is the one from Murphs)
I have no idea about anything.
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Re: Fork aftermarket Brace
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 08:50:22 pm »
I have one on my 2000 and can attest to it's ability to stabilize the front end. This is evident both during low speed maneuvering as well as hitting irregular road surface at speed. Gone is the ambiguous noodle feel as well as the fender slap that use to occur. At higher speeds the bike feels much more solid in the twisties.
As others have noted there is a difference between the 1986-1998 and the 1999-2006 model years. The earlier years had ever so slightly smaller diameter fork sliders.

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Re: Fork aftermarket Brace
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 10:13:59 pm »
I'm sure no one uses a fork brace for racing, but thats' because many sport (and racing) bikes will have a very rigid front end. The C10 is not as rigid, and the brace makes a noticeable difference. To me, the biggest difference is when one hits a bump in a turn, with the brace, it's a solid feeling, without it, you can feel the front end wander a bit.
I really appreciated mine.

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Re: Fork aftermarket Brace
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 11:08:28 pm »
 Reply# 9 Jorge +1 :great: :great:

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Re: Fork aftermarket Brace
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2018, 07:36:11 am »
The Wizard will chime in now with I have one forsale,contact me.   jerrygaither@hotmail.com or through here.   The Wizard
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Re: Fork aftermarket Brace
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2018, 10:30:29 pm »
If you buy a forkbrace, buy the one for the correct year.
In (I think 99) Kawasaki change the fork legs slightly. The ones after 99 are more precision, and the holes are smaller..
The earlier ones occasionally take a little shimming to be precise. EZ to do.

Ride safe, Ted
I took the one off the parts bike (01) and put it on The Mule(95) after some math to get the correct shim measurements Seems to handle better but Im not a racer or really a fast rider either
(it is the one from Murphs)

After doing some PM with Ted and being my normal math is not my friend self I took the front wheel off and remeasured everything and my math was right or at least within a couple of 0.001 What I think happened is that one of the POs of the parts bike added the fork brace  and during my disassembling I lost the shim(s) that were with it So back to something relevant Get one that is correct for your year
And thanks Ted Your still a good guy I dont care what they said about you
I have no idea about anything.
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Re: Fork aftermarket Brace
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2018, 01:15:46 am »
Shhh.......   :67:

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Re: Fork aftermarket Brace
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2018, 11:54:08 am »
I agree with Jorge and with buying one from The Wizard!  That's how I got the brace on my '02 and you couldn't tell it was used!