WTB GL1500 fork brace


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WTB GL1500 fork brace

Postby bjatwood » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:50 am



Looking for a fork brace guys, if you have one your not using I would like to buy it.
Thanks



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Re: WTB GL1500 fork brace

Postby bjatwood » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:52 pm

Guys,
Going to go with the Blackwing brace.

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Re: WTB GL1500 fork brace

Postby bjatwood » Tue May 06, 2014 3:06 pm

FYI: Blackwing brace is on, and I finally have a frontend that I can take hard into a corner with the confidence that I had been lacking with the bike prior to the install.

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Re: WTB GL1500 fork brace

Postby ImaDIYer » Wed May 21, 2014 6:11 pm

bjatwood wrote:FYI: Blackwing brace is on, and I finally have a frontend that I can take hard into a corner with the confidence that I had been lacking with the bike prior to the install.


How did you come to choose your brace, and how much was it?

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Re: WTB GL1500 fork brace

Postby bjatwood » Wed May 21, 2014 7:08 pm

I bought it from a recommendation of a member on the site here. He has a friend who hand makes them out of aircraft aluminum. Cost was 50.00 dollars delivered. Very nice piece of craftsmanship!

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Re: WTB GL1500 fork brace

Postby bjatwood » Thu May 22, 2014 7:06 am

Here is the order information if anyone would like to buy this excellent brace.

New BLACKWING front fork brace for the GL1500 . 1988 TO 2000
CNC Machined From Solid 6061 T6 Aircraft Quality Aluminum.*
Engineered to be Superior to any Brace currently on the market.*

Eliminates or substantially reduces low speed wobble & Greatly Increases high speed turning performance by locking both Forks together.
Product is engineered to improve the performance of your Bike*
FREE SHIPPING TO ALL U.S.A. call (909) 208-7702 to order (Pacific time)

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Re: WTB GL1500 fork brace

Postby tfdeputydawg » Thu May 22, 2014 7:37 am

I'm interested in what were the "symtoms" that led you to decide you needed a fork brace?

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Re: WTB GL1500 fork brace

Postby bjatwood » Thu May 22, 2014 8:18 am

Low speed deceleration wobble and the sloppy feeling the front end had to it. Didn't feel like it was "right". I had serviced the forks and tried different settings of air pressure and fluid levels to no avail. So the brace I went..

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Re: WTB GL1500 fork brace

Postby Doug B. » Tue May 27, 2014 5:00 am

I just ordered one too. Hope it's here by the weekend.

I have heard only excellent reviews on this product.
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Re: WTB GL1500 fork brace

Postby bjatwood » Tue May 27, 2014 7:31 am

You will really like it Doug. Post your reviews of it on here. It really ties the bike together in a good way, as far as the handling. Best 50.00 dollars I have spent on upgrade/improvments.... ;)

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Re: WTB GL1500 fork brace

Postby Doug B. » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:49 am

Received and installed the brace yesterday. Took a short ride and noticed a difference on my first corner off gravel and on to blacktop at the end of my driveway. My wing seems more responsive and "put together". Running thru stripes on the center line (a no-no i know) I found ten times easier and at a higher speed. The brace seemed to take away the "sponginess" I had felt on all the bikes I've owned previously. Not having a lot of miles on it at this time, I can say it was a good investment.
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Re: WTB GL1500 fork brace

Postby Metal_Bob » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:19 am

Doug B. wrote:Received and installed the brace yesterday. Took a short ride and noticed a difference on my first corner off gravel and on to blacktop at the end of my driveway. My wing seems more responsive and "put together". Running thru stripes on the center line (a no-no i know) I found ten times easier and at a higher speed. The brace seemed to take away the "sponginess" I had felt on all the bikes I've owned previously. Not having a lot of miles on it at this time, I can say it was a good investment.


I also installed a Blackwing brace last week. Being a new to me and 1st goldwing, I figured the $55 (thru ebay) investment was worth the price. The bike does seem a little less wobbly at takeoff (especially turns from a stop) which is great considering I'm still getting use to the low speed weight of the wing.

A few hours in the freezer and a few small taps and the brace fits like a glove. It's really amazing this DESIGN was not used/made by Honda themselves.

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Re: WTB GL1500 fork brace

Postby bjatwood » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:41 am

I knew you guys would like your Blackwing Braces. ;) Your right, Mother HONDA should of put these braces on the Wings from the get-go...




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