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Superbrace, super cheap

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:50 pm



I just discovered that Cyclemax has made a special deal with the makers of Superbrace fork braces. They've now got Superbraces on sale on their web site at a really low price - $20 off the GL1500 brace, and $50 off the GL1800 braces. That's a really fantastic deal - I don't know how long they've got this deal for, so if you have been thinking about putting a Superbrace on your Wing, now would probably be the time to do it:

http://cyclemax.com/inc/searchresults?s ... e&n=632452

And for those who don't know what a Superbrace is - it's a bracket that mounts on your forks, above your front fender. Normally, your forks are held in place at the top, in the triple tree, and at the bottom, at the axle. The Superbrace adds a third bracing point, stiffening up the front and and getting rid of the "wobbly" feel our big bikes can have.

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby Ga Mike » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:17 am

I'm new the wing but not new to riding and I don't understand what the super brace is all about. I have ridden over 500 miles on the wing,
06 model, and don't have a problem with the front end. I rode my valkyrie over 75k miles and never had a problem with the front end either. What am I missing?

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:12 am

Ga Mike wrote:I'm new the wing but not new to riding and I don't understand what the super brace is all about. I have ridden over 500 miles on the wing,
06 model, and don't have a problem with the front end. I rode my valkyrie over 75k miles and never had a problem with the front end either. What am I missing?

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Put one on, and you'll know. :) It really solidifies the front end, makes the bike feel much more planted and solid, particularly in corners. It also apparently extends tire life, although I can't speak to that, as I've never had a Goldwing without one.

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby Fred Camper » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:32 am

Bumps during cornering can force one fork leg up more than the other. This imparts a small turn into the axle, or a misalignment. A fork brace ensures both fork legs move together even during bumps in corners.

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby Wolfster » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:52 am

Wow, this is something that I can definitely use. When I had my wing in the shop for a tuneup and going over, I had them tighten the front end but I still got the wobbly feeling. So I just ordered one.

Thanks! :D

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby Ga Mike » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:11 am

Thanks for the replies, I'll add to my list.

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby maestro319 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:19 pm

Unfortunately, i don't see one for the GL1200. :(

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby stator7 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:38 pm

I had a 35 mph wobble accelerating, decelerating and just cruising on my '89 1500. I got a super brace and it helped but did not completely solve the problem. I met Stu Ottman, Tech editor of Wing World Magazine, and he said I should look to my rear of my bike for the problem. He was right. I found I had a hydraulic and an air shock on the rear of my bike. The guys at the Honda shop confirmed that it was the stock setup for '89. A set of Progressive air shocks fixed the problem. I'm sure the Super Brace helps too.

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby triker101 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:16 pm

Hi...i was wondering if you know if the Superbrace is also recommended for a 2000 GL1500 Coupe Motor Trike?

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby toanogreen » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:21 pm

Does anybody know anything about the Blackwing Fork Brace? I just happened to see a clip on Youtube and they say theirs fits better on the frame than the Superbrace. All of the comments seem to show that I should used something. Responses??

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby Fred Camper » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:35 pm

I have no idea about the use of a brace on a trike, very different driving dynamics as they do not lean. Just seems to me it would not be as big of deal on a trike.

They do not have a fork brace at Cyclemax for GL1000's, GL1100's or GL1200's. They are available from others, but not for that discount as far as I have seen.

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby cojohn55 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:03 pm

As an owner of a nice GL1100 Interstate, the super brace article caught my eye. A quick search found one for the GL1000 and GL1100 by Sabre Cycle. It is located at http://www.saber-cycle.com/store/produc478.html. I have definitely felt the wobble you mentioned and would love if this was the fix.

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby Sidcar » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:50 pm

My 1500 GL has a metal brace already is this not enough?

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby Gold Feaver » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:22 pm

I have a super brace on my 83 1100 and it's turned my rather boxy handling bike into a street racer! Seriously I have these s corners that I hit at 90 kms prior to install and it was sketchy Now with the brace I hit them at 120km without a wobble or hitch It has honestly add way WOW! factor to my old girl! Still got the low speed wobble though about 30 km my bars start to wobble (Not hard but will go hard if I let it, Only happens when slowing down). Have gone from front to back and all is good. Going to replace all bearings and races hopefully this will take care of it.
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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:46 pm

maestro319 wrote:Unfortunately, i don't see one for the GL1200. :(


I talked to Gary at Cyclemax today, and he said he has had several requests for GL1200's, so expect to see them on his site very shortly (at similar discounts).

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:50 pm

cojohn55 wrote:As an owner of a nice GL1100 Interstate, the super brace article caught my eye. A quick search found one for the GL1000 and GL1100 by Sabre Cycle. It is located at http://www.saber-cycle.com/store/poduct478.html. I have definitely felt the wobble you mentioned and would love if this was the fix.

I would also like to thank all the contributers to the forums and how to sections of this site. Your help has given me priceless information on keeping my wheels spinning.


Anything sold by Saber Cycle is going to be Chinese knockoff junk, and subject to early failure. I would stay VERY FAR AWAY from these crooks. If you want more reasons why you should never buy ANYTHING from Saber Cycle, read what people have written about them in the Vendor database: http://goldwingdocs.com/Vendors/Saber-Cycle_880

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby Fred Camper » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:57 pm

Very well known that Sabre has the worst customer service of most any motorcycle vendor. Randak has an alternative for the early wings as well.
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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby Gold Feaver » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:17 pm

I can't help you as I got mine from a parts bike I have. If you find one get it, I can't see one failing Chinese knock off or not. It is just a chunk of alloy after all.
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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:32 am

Gold Feaver wrote:I can't help you as I got mine from a parts bike I have. If you find one get it, I can't see one failing Chinese knock off or not. It is just a chunk of alloy after all.


It's a piece of alloy subject to considerable stress and vibration. Cheap alloy can and will crack and fail.

There are just too many stories of people buying Saber Cycle's Chinese knockoff parts and having them fail, corrode, chrome peel off, break, catch fire, etc... after only a few months. And of course, the standard Saber "customer service" line is "you must have installed it wrong. You didn't follow the instructions." It's always the customer's fault.

I wouldn't buy anything from those crooks just on principle.

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:19 am

Well said, no reason to help that outfit stay in business, need to avoid all sales until they sell out to someone who understands they are in business to serve the motorcycle customer.

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby rufus15 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:10 am

It's about $10.00 cheaper than Wingstuff with shipping and handling at Cycle Max. Wingstuff is still a great place to purchase Goldwing after market products.

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby Gold Feaver » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:28 pm

Well if you put it that way! LOL! I have never purchased new Chinese parts for my wing Usually I just pull the part I need from my parts bike or order from dealership. Good to know that Saber is a place to stay away from!
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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby triker101 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:11 pm

I think when the Site Administrator has the guts to take such a strong stance on a bad supplier, we should all listen.

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby Senkoguy1 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:13 pm

Wow, I could really use one but I guess GL1200's aren't too popular anymore

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Re: Superbrace, super cheap

Postby Philcott » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:04 pm

I put one on my '87 1200, and it rode like a new bike. Tremendous difference! Then I switched to Elite 3 tires and it improved that much again!




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