Appreciate the input. Don't like gimmicks, but sometimes they work. I think I will give this a try as it appears to work on the ST1300 that I had a couple years ago.You will not find any fork brace of any kind on any current race bike, be it dirt or road, and for good reason. Forks are designed to work independently of each other, not to be linked together. The flex between the left and right fork and is calculated by engineers for the specific type of duty the fork is to perform. Of course cheap manufacturers will use skinny flexy forks to save money. If flex was a bad thing, my race dirtbikes and trackbikes would have huge 70mm monster forks. They do not, and in fact, the huge stiff forks which came on the market a years back have been scaled down to what we currently have. I'm not making this up so check this out for yourself. Again, I'm not downing anyone who swears by them because if they are happy, its all ok. If you have followed any of my posts, you probably know I'm that guy that opposes spending any money on gimmicks. I totally understand buying things for bling purposes as I've been guilty as charged. Just don't expect a fork brace to transform your 900lb BBW into a svelt athletic Ninja beater, or any better than a stock Wing. Just my two cents.
I have the brace on order, will let you know if I can see any differences. Thanks for your input.I have one each for my 1200's. One NOS the other used, I paid $58 for the new one & $70 for the used one...go figure! Both from e-bay, I found the used one first...if that gives me any street creds???..LOL
I can't comment on either because both bikes are waiting work to be able to ride them. I have heard many comments from other riders that have noticed a marked improvement in low speed handling and turn-ins. I'm no mechanic,but, I can't picture how two forks could work independently from each other, I mean they ARE bolted together at the axle...I can't see how wheel bearings would last long with up/down & side forces from independent movement of the forks???:
But, on a different note; There are MANY things I don't know about.... Always willing to learn....
Well, first of all, you've added a third wheel...there is no doubt this will cause a reaction between the more stiff cranehoffs and the smaller grunches, usually the grunches will wear quickly and you will be constantly replacing them, this adds up quickly and you will then need to dip into your farkel budget..and it just gets worse from there..Or not!Hmmm...had one on your 1200? There was one for sale on one of the forums so i asked about it for my '86 GL1200 TRIKE. The answer was that it wouldn't help my trike at all. In fact, it might make it handle worse. Really? Because it is triked? How or why would that make a difference?