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Question super brace ????????

can some one tell me what the super brace frok brace is for ? i have noticed that a few of you have one installed. what dose it do ??

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Thanks for asking that question! I was wondering the same thing.

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" SuperBrace reduces speed wobbles, fork flex, front tire wear and rain groove sensitivity while dramatically improving overall handling and front-end stability. "

http://www.superbrace.com/

And it does!

With the sidecar I needed extra on my bike for handling so I added the progressive fork springs to eliminate the front end dive on stops and the superbrace for better handling and stability

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X2 to Dianna^^^^^

I`ve been told by my H-D riding buddy, that they are especially good for aggressive riders who regularly scrape their pegs/floorboards in the corners and/or ride a lot of twisties. They are not so necessary for riders like me, who live on the prairies, still have chicken strips on my tires and ride straight, flat roads most of the time.

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thanks for the info Dianna , have to check them out and see if i want to put them on
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It's on my list of things to add during the early parts of this Spring.

I had a Honda that had a factory brace on it, and it surprised me to not see on on the Vulcan because those tubes look long to me; the mount point between the axle and the lower triple. Just seems like a good idea, IMHO to add some stability in between there to try to help combat whatever flex there might be. And I think Hoss made a good point where it might not be as noticeable if your riding style is casual cruising and/or mostly straight roads.

If you get one post up some pics and ride notes on what you think.
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" SuperBrace reduces speed wobbles, fork flex, front tire wear and rain groove sensitivity while dramatically improving overall handling and front-end stability. "

http://www.superbrace.com/

And it does!

With the sidecar I needed extra on my bike for handling so I added the progressive fork springs to eliminate the front end dive on stops and the superbrace for better handling and stability
Anyone have the fork seal protector they recommend as an option? Looks like it just keeps debris from hitting the seals. Is this needed, or really worth $25 extra? BTW, the cheapest price I found was $144.99 at http://www.motoshop.net/mm5/merchant...ode=SUPERBRACE

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Thanks for the info Dianna!

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