SuperBrace fixed my 35-40 mph wobble.


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Rigger
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SuperBrace fixed my 35-40 mph wobble.

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Can't say enough good about SuperBrace. Easy install and completely eliminated my "Wing-Wobble".


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JerriEric
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I have the Mega Monty and no wobbles here. I told the Honda service tech to take her out for a ride and put her through her paces. He said "That thing is PLANTED and soaks up the bumps!".
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Re: SuperBrace fixed my 35-40 mph wobble.

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I was in between the Super Brace and the Monty. Read good things about both braces here. Wondering why Honda doesn't upgrade the fork support?
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Re: SuperBrace fixed my 35-40 mph wobble.

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Honda could actually upgrade the entire suspension for minimal cost if they wanted to. I had the brace before the Mega and still had the front end wobble after I put a few thousand on the tires. I really think it is tire related along with the substandard suspension Honda puts on the bike. Just my opinion.
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I bought a super brace. I like it, it did make a small difference. The real difference came with tapered head bearings! No doubt about the solution in my case!
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Re: SuperBrace fixed my 35-40 mph wobble.

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Honestly, I am not sure about all these fixes. I had the wobble really bad but at 54k it was time to fix my suspension. I went for an expensive fix. I did the Full Monty, which is the Traxxion AK20's on the front along with their fork brace, tapered steering head bearings and rear shock. All from Trax. I have had this setup until this year when I added the Trax triple tree. Now the ride and handling without the tree was far superior than the original OEM on my '06. But to be fair I never maintained anything on the bike for 54k. At that point the ride was so bad I was ready to trade. Much cheaper to go Trax then to trade. It was time for my fork service on the AK20's. So I decided to get the tree at the same time. I am over joyed with the bike now. It was great without the tree and felt planted. Now with the tree, it is really planted. If Honda comes out with a redesign that I like I will probably get it now that I have 93,000 on mine. But I bet I will be disappointed and have to spend to upgrade to Trax now that I know how good it is. I had the Honda service manager take the bike for a spin since I picked up a nail in my back tire. He came back and said, "Boy it is really responsive on the front end and soaks up the bumps!". Enough said, sorry I did not mean to hijack your thread but wobble is tires and suspension related.


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