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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-02-2008, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Question Superbrace fork brace ??

I have seen some positive posts and read their adds and have decided to try one... My main concern is tire dishing, which it seems like I always have a problem with... Who has used the SuperBrace and what is your opinion ??? One Stop Moto has it at $135.95 but I cannot find what their S&H may be, when I calculate on their site giving my address I still get the $135.95 (free shipping ???).. Anyone deal with them ?? What is your opinion on the SuperBrace and or dealing with One Stop Moto ??
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No nothing about One Stop Moto...

But did have the Superbrace fork brace on my 750. I bought mine direct from the company. Paid a bit more but good folks to deal with.

I put the brace up for a raffle prize at one of the Gatherings after I sold my 750. I do reccomend the brace , (along with the progressive fork springs). Did nothing but good for the front end.


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I was amazed the first time I rode with the brace on. A lot less wobble in the turns, and a much firmer feel.
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Hmmm...Progressive fork springs ?? I have been wishing I could add a bit of air to mine, they do seem a bit soft to me, is that a big job, does it stiffen them up a bit, seems to me they need it... Cost and where to get the springs, and what is needed to change them out (Spec. tools etc.)... Thanks KM & 2fas4u, appreciate the help...
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Again...much info can be found in the Vulcan Verses...
http://tinyurl.com/34dyua
there are a few diffrent write ups on the progressive spring replacement there, including my own (note that the mentioned photos are now at my flicker site below)

There are no "special" tools needed , although I did find that it helped to have a tiny screwdriver to pry out the circlip from the top of each tube, and a pair of hemostats or needle nose pliers to grab the thing before it launchs itself into some hidden area of your garage. Many reccomend buying a new set before you start work just in case.
You should change the fork oil, so add that to your list
(15w Belray is reccomended) and if you do not have anyone to help you with the job, a ratcheting tie-down strap can be used to hold the plug down and pull up the wheel.
I bought my springs from MAW , any other questions be sure to ask in a new thread...

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KM-Don't think I have anymore questions, so no need to start another thread, but did copy your instructions on installing the progressive fork springs, didn't seem toooo complicated...
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The job is not hard really , the only tricky part is getting those clips out and..putting them back in. The link to the photos is here:
http://tinyurl.com/39xry9

They also include photos of the Superbrace installed.

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Thanks KM--Did you polish the Superbrace ?? Also gotta say your Hwy Bars look better than the ones I made... Good job...
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OK-Ordered the Superbrace today (1-7-08) from One Stop Moto @ $135.95 + $10.73 S&H for a total of $146.68, maybe that will help the dishing a bit maybe not, we will see... But other things may also be good...
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The job is not hard really , the only tricky part is getting those clips out and..putting them back in. The link to the photos is here:
http://tinyurl.com/39xry9

They also include photos of the Superbrace installed.

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