85 LTD fork brace


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jra1100
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85 LTD fork brace

Postby jra1100 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:33 am



This is a pretty dumb question, but the article on the Blackwing Brace got me curious. Is that chunk of metal between the forks above the front fender a factory brace and therefor alleviating the need for a Black, or Super brace? I'm thinking it is, but would like someone who actually knows to respond. Thanks JR



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deanbw
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Re: 85 LTD fork brace

Postby deanbw » Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:29 am

yes, the factory does have a brace installed, but it is weak, if you take it off you will see it is a cast part made with of thin cast aluminum.I thought about making one, then I saw and bought this one I cant hardly turn the machine on for what this cost, it works quite well, you could by the thick solid ones as well but I like this one, it is hidden by the stock one keeping the stock look. http://www.ebay.com/itm/GOLDWING-FORK-B ... b6&vxp=mtr

jra1100
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Re: 85 LTD fork brace

Postby jra1100 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:58 am

Deanbw: Thanks so much for the reply. I like the idea and I just ordered one. I think that this will be a great addition to the bike. Now if I can get the CB and the intercom to work I'll be riding high.
Again, much appreciated. Also love the look of your bike. J R Ackley

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deanbw
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Re: 85 LTD fork brace

Postby deanbw » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:34 pm

Thank you for the kind words, and your welcome...
My bike was supposed to be a "clean it and ride it" , it turned into 7 months of tear down to frame, strip fairing, start over.
The cost.....don't want to know, but I can make top ramen lots of ways now.viewtopic.php?f=5&t=28189




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