Superbrace vs the Kury product


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Superbrace vs the Kury product

Postby cahaulah » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:15 pm



Thinking of adding a fork brace to my 2012, set up basically identical to my 02, with the exception of a bias ply front tire instead of a radial (both Bridgestones) along with a c/t on the rear. Have heard a fork brace will reduce and/or eliminate my low-speed wobble (MUCH worse than on my 02). Have no experience with either product, though it looks like the Kury product would be an easier install. Any advice offered will be appreciated!


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Re: Superbrace vs the Kury product

Postby themainviking » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:52 am

I have a Superbrace, and my buddy has the Kuryakyn. His is prettier, mine appears to be more sturdy. His was not easier to install, although he thought it would be when he was shopping. One thing about the Superbrace is, follow the directions exactly in respect of loosening the axle pinch bolts before installing the fork brace, and then tightening everything in the manner described and the order described, or you could end up with stiction in your forks. I would think the Kuryakyn would react the same during install, but do not know if their directions mention it.
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Re: Superbrace vs the Kury product

Postby cahaulah » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:14 am

Thanks, Viking, for your input, decided to go ahead with the Superbrace instead of the other one. After reading your post, I thought "stiction" was a typo, but on the advice of my wife, I googled it, found out what you were talking about.

Again, really appreciate your reply, have a great holiday season with your family.

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Re: Superbrace vs the Kury product

Postby dragon2000 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:35 pm

Here are the instrucitons for the Kuryakan Fork Brace (7339) . Although they don't mention loosening the pinch bolts I did anyways and had no problems at all during the install. I will say, having a Brace installed sure improved the handling.

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Re: Superbrace vs the Kury product

Postby cahaulah » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:20 am

Thanks, Dragon, installed the Superbrace yesterday, and though it's pretty today, clear skies, sunshine, I'm waiting for the temperature to rise a bit before I try it out. Will head later for our favorite hangout through a few curves and see how it acts.

Thanks for your help, both you and Viking.

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Re: Superbrace vs the Kury product

Postby vinlugg » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:00 pm

Do super braces work and eliminate wobble/handlebar shake?? Has anyone added one and it didn't make a difference or made it worse?

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Re: Superbrace vs the Kury product

Postby themainviking » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:04 am

vinlugg wrote:Do super braces work and eliminate wobble/handlebar shake?? Has anyone added one and it didn't make a difference or made it worse?

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They are not designed to eliminate wobble/handlebar shake. They are designed to firm up the front forks and have them work in tandem to improve handling. Yes, they do work, but they are not a miracle. Replacing the front forks with monotube inserts or better fork springs will probably give more results. I did both, and I love the way my bike handles. Handlebar shake, if always at the same speed, and always when decelerating is more likely to be steering head bearings. There is a pretty comprehensive discussion on this topic here:

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Re: Superbrace vs the Kury product

Postby cahaulah » Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:22 pm

Installed the Superbrace, did nothing for the wobble between 40-50 mph; in fact, may have made it worse. In fairness, my front tire (a Bridgestone G721 bias play with over 12k on it, and it's showing the dips in the center track, like a radial normally does) could be causing some of it. I always ride 2 up, and didn't really notice any handling difference in the curves. Hopefully I didn't waste my money....
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Re: Superbrace vs the Kury product

Postby winger05 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:08 pm

Progressive Monotube Springs, New Bridgestone Tire and Dyna Beads = No wobble/handlebar shake. Save your money and forget the fork brace.

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Re: Superbrace vs the Kury product

Postby cahaulah » Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:43 pm

Cured the problem on my 02 with the springs in the forks and the tapered steering head bearings


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