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Fork brace question
« on: November 25, 2017, 12:30:05 am »
Hello Cogdom
Wondering if it possible to use a fork brace originally fitted to a 1995 on a 2000? Part # is kc1986-3 and I think it’s the same as the one sold by Murph. I understand there were some changes between the 86-98 and the 99-‘06 models but didn’t think the changes prevented this fitment.
I appreciate any information.
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Re: Fork brace question
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 11:49:03 am »
I believe I'm correct when I say that the change to the forks and wheels occurred in 1994. A 95 fork brace should fit a 2000. HTH

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Re: Fork brace question
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2017, 10:10:02 pm »
 I recall the 99 model had larger bosses at top pf the fork leg (larger diameter) along with the bug deflectors.
http://www.motorcyclelarry.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=101
 So no.
 I removed the brace off my '01 and it was JAMMED in. That was the source of the fork stiction. Figured it was a pre 1999 brace. Had it milled to fit. Thanks Charlie!

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Re: Fork brace question
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 10:29:42 pm »
I recall the 99 model had larger bosses at top pf the fork leg (larger diameter) along with the bug deflectors.
http://www.motorcyclelarry.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=101
 So no.
 I removed the brace off my '01 and it was JAMMED in. That was the source of the fork stiction. Figured it was a pre 1999 brace. Had it milled to fit. Thanks Charlie!

I learn something new here all the time.  Thanks for the correction Dan!

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Re: Fork brace question
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2017, 10:49:45 pm »
Thank for the inight! Better to ask than beat the wrong part into place.

Look for a brace for a ‘86-‘99 in the emporium soon.

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Re: Fork brace question
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2017, 11:11:30 pm »
This page shows the changes through the years: Concours colors through the years
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Re: Fork brace question
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2017, 11:51:56 pm »
This page shows the changes through the years: Concours colors through the years


It’s an interesting list of changes. It’s actually a bit funny that nowhere is it mentioned that the fork sliders themselves were changed. It’s only noted that the protectors were added and the seals changed. Both could have occurred without a change in diameter of the upper section.

Oh well - hopefully the next person looking at a used brace will come across this thread before making a purchase.

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Re: Fork brace question
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2017, 04:15:56 pm »
I noticed that, but posted the link anyway in the hopes that someone would add the information to that page. It's not clear that the diameter, or the machining of the surface, changed the same year that the protectors were added.

If anyone knows for certain please post up. Otherwise we should all go measure our fork tubes and report back with the results, and what year bike the forks are from.
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Re: Fork brace question
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2017, 08:57:44 pm »
Here is what Murphs page says about it
https://www.murphskits.com/catalog/docs/efb.htm
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Re: Fork brace question
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2017, 01:02:44 am »
Just to finish out this thread, here's a picture of the difference between a brace for C10's made between '86-'98 & those made '99-'06. The smaller diameter brace is for earlier models.
In terms of ride report. This is a must have addition to the C10. Front suspension is significantly improved. Any sensation of flex or twist are eliminated.

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Re: Fork brace question
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2017, 12:35:00 pm »
The '99's and up did not change the fork sliders per se; the lower legs were modified adding the fork tube protectors (which need to be removed to install the brace) which made for a semi more precise (and different diameter than prior models) clamping area on the lower tube.
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Re: Fork brace question
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2017, 07:54:59 am »
If it says 1986 it won't work on your 2000 I have one and will trade you if you pay postage both ways.   The Wizard
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