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post #1 of 16 Old 03-24-2008, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Fork Brace?

I am looking at buying a fork brace for my KLR. I've talked to one friend who has one and he loves it. Just wanted some impressions from you guys on the brace.
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post #2 of 16 Old 03-24-2008, 08:14 PM
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I don't have one 'YET', but according to those that have them it is a big improvement for stability and stearing control. Will probably be one of my next winter projects.

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I don't yet have one but from what I read make sure you get one with high enough clearance for a knobby tire. For example, the superbrace doesn't look like a good choice but I think they make one for taller tires but I still wouldn't buy theirs.
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I've talked to one friend who has one and he loves it.
Sounds like a wonderful human being, this friend of yours.. Just short of Sainthood, I'd guess..

Anyway, I have a Kytech brace. I bought it on Fleabay a couple years ago for around $100. I see they're now $129, and since they're in Ontario, I don't know if that's USD or CAD. http://kytechmachine.netfirms.com/mo...122a0bbd1e38ba

Is it the best one? Beats me.. I like what it did to the front end of the bike, and I haven't had any issues while running Maxxis 6006 tires (50/50 tire).

If I had to do it all over again, I'd buy a brace. I don't know if it would be this one, but I really didn't look around before buying it, and I like it, so I didn't look around aftewards..
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post #5 of 16 Old 03-26-2008, 07:22 PM
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I had a K-9 on my KLR and ran a set of D606's no problem. A fork brace is a good investment on the KLR. It really "tightens up" the front end.
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post #6 of 16 Old 03-27-2008, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Buddy
That's two positives on the brace. I'll be ordering one soon.

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post #7 of 16 Old 03-27-2008, 11:43 AM
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another thnig to consider is mud clearance sum of the braces get jamed up easlily and dont have holes/ channels or a way for the mud to get out ...

helps alot while on the brakes too stops the bike from pullig to the left ...as much ...
get one ..i got a nice beefy one from e bayy dont knoe the brand but its beef
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post #8 of 16 Old 04-12-2008, 09:24 PM
 
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I have one, it makes a big difference at high speeds. It really tightens up the front end. I lived in California when I first got my bike, sure would have been nice to have the brace on for those damn rain grooves on the freeways.
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post #9 of 16 Old 04-13-2008, 09:01 PM
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K-9 brace fits well and I can run a full knobie with it.

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post #10 of 16 Old 04-29-2008, 08:49 AM
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Several years ago, I remember reading about someone who had crashed because a rock got jammed between the tire and the brace. Has anyone in here heard reports of the SuperBrace or similar products being unsafe due to mud/rocks jamming up the wheel? I know the KLR is a little wobbly but I can deal with this if the tight feel comes at the cost of a bad accident.
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