Fork Brace GL 1500 Wanted


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Wisemonkey
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Fork Brace GL 1500 Wanted

Post by Wisemonkey » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:51 am



Preferably Blackwing please but any quality Brace will do left hanging around doing nothing ?

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Re: Fork Brace GL 1500 Wanted

Post by dingdong » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:18 am

I have a Super Brace for the 1500. I don't have the 2 mounting bolts. They are common bolts that can be purchased anywhere. You can have it for $25.00 plus shipping. Whatever that is.
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Re: Fork Brace GL 1500 Wanted

Post by tfdeputydawg » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:21 am

I'm just curious as to why you want a fork brace?
Thanks for answering.

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Re: Fork Brace GL 1500 Wanted

Post by Wisemonkey » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:21 pm

Dingdong, PM sent thanks.

The reason I am after a Fork Brace is it tightens up the front end, I noticed on riding back the 450 miles when I collected the bike it's front end deflected a bit when it struck Cats Eyes in the road or the like. My guess is the Fork brace will reduce this tendency. I always spend money on all my bikes suspension. The wing is having an upgraded rear left damper fitted and progressive fork springs as well. For me money spent on the suspension is the best bang for the buck.

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Re: Fork Brace GL 1500 Wanted

Post by dingdong » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:43 am

Working on shipping charges. Will let you know. Thanks!
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Re: Fork Brace GL 1500 Wanted

Post by Rednaxs60 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:57 am

A set of Progressive 416 air shocks for the rear will also make a difference. Installed the Progressive springs and rear shocks on my '95 1500. Came with a Superbrace when I bought it. Agree with the suspension mindset, keeps the tires firmly planted on the road, improves ride quality and performance. I consider it a safety issue as well.

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Re: Fork Brace GL 1500 Wanted

Post by Wisemonkey » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:49 pm

Rednax60, That suspension set up sounds a good combo. Bike is worth the upgrade,

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Re: Fork Brace GL 1500 Wanted

Post by Rednaxs60 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:43 pm

Wisemonkey wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:49 pm
Rednax60, That suspension set up sounds a good combo. Bike is worth the upgrade,

Cheers.
Agree wholeheartedly. Suspension gets weak/soft after time, and needs to be replaced, even if it is with new OEM parts. I liken this to going into a tire shop to get work done. Almost always, when you walk in to the front office, there are posters and displays that demonstrate what happens to tires when you have weak/worn out suspension or failed/failing suspension parts. It is also known that if you don't fix the issue, you will be back to lighten your wallet again. Not a lot of suspension parts on a bike, but those parts that are there are a key element in ride quality and performance, tire longevity and IMHO personal safety.

I've had the 416 air shocks on the bike for 3 months now, riding solo and two up, and very pleased with the performance to date.

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