Auxiliary Stainless Fork Braces- any good?


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Auxiliary Stainless Fork Braces- any good?

Postby 1200Doug » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:58 pm



There's a guy on eBay selling stainless steel accessory fork braces. They do not replace the factory fork brace, but mount beneath it. Cost is only $30

"Our parts are all manufactured from the highest grade 304 Stainless Steel(.100 inch/2.6 mm thick), & are precision cut to an exact fit on a CNC

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... ID=EBAY-US

Would this be helpful on my GL1200?

Next best option is a superbrace but they cost over $100.


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Re: Auxiliary Stainless Fork Braces- any good?

Postby vtxcandyred » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:25 am

I user a brace that was NOT the super brace, It went on without removing TOO many pieces and it did a fine job. It really helped.

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Re: Auxiliary Stainless Fork Braces- any good?

Postby NVSB4 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:47 am

They say that they are the manufacturer of this brace, so can't say anything about the quality of the part.
The Superbrace I have on my 1500 helps with the stability.
Their claim is that the OEM break around the bolt holes.
It's your decision, but for $30, I don't think it would hurt anything and possibly help.
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Re: Auxiliary Stainless Fork Braces- any good?

Postby deanbw » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:05 am

I have one and while I never rode my bike until I had tore it down and re-built it, the front end does not "wobble" as I read about so I would have to say it does it's job. The part fits with no problems, it is 304 so it will not rust like a lot of cheap stainless stuff does that is 440 or 18-8. it is just water jet cut so the edges while not sharp do have a sandblasted look but you don't see it once on.

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Re: Auxiliary Stainless Fork Braces- any good?

Postby vtxcandyred » Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:24 pm

vtxcandyred wrote:I user a brace that was NOT the super brace, It went on without removing TOO many pieces and it did a fine job. It really helped.

Hell. I just remembered I have it on the 1500 too. Makes the forks more rigid. HELPS big time.

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Re: Auxiliary Stainless Fork Braces- any good?

Postby wilmo » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:42 pm

Due to this thread I bought one of those. It came yesterday and I just put it on but as yet haven't ridden it. While assembling the part, I noticed that I had the original brace on backwards. :roll: :shock: Didn't even realize it mattered until I flipped it over and saw the arrow. It's been that way for over a year as that is when I rebuilt the forks. Right after I did the forks, the slight wobble I had under deceleration got noticeably worse. I just learned to live with it. So, now that I've made that discovery do you think that having it on backwards contributed to the wobble? Right now it would be hard to test that as the aux fork brace is also installed. I'll go for a ride with it and test it out later but what i would like is your opinions on whether reversing it would make that much of a difference..

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Re: Auxiliary Stainless Fork Braces- any good?

Postby 1200Doug » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:51 pm

I won't know until I examine mine. I just ordered one of those braces too. I would swear I'm flexing it in my hands but could be the pads of my thumb compressing.
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Re: Auxiliary Stainless Fork Braces- any good?

Postby deanbw » Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:24 pm

1200Doug wrote:I won't know until I examine mine. I just ordered one of those braces too. I would swear I'm flexing it in my hands but could be the pads of my thumb compressing.


If you can flex it, it will be near nothing, but even so, thats not the way it works, it keeps the forks from moving forward and back, or twisting if you will. That is what causes the wobble.
As for the guy aking about it being on backwards, yes it may matter, my guess is it will not seat correctly if turned around.




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