WOW great work on the fork fabrication!!!!!!! Wish I had the skill / equipment to build something like that. No brake pressure loss that I've ever noticed. The Suzuki calipers are mounted underneath. The front end I have was modified by some dude in the Bay Area eons ago, so I was told. I wasn't too sure how it would work but no regrets. My front end has got a little squirrly a couple times especially if there were irregularities in the road, but nothing memorable. I remember thinking: "note to self...don't go into bumpy unknown corners so hot". After a lot of miles with a conventional front end, and then on an Earls, I definately love the Earls. A lot less work and no front dive under heavy braking. I have Progressive shocks in the front, set on the lower end. It is somewhat harsh on rough roads but is stable. I dissected the bike last winter for a new clutch assembly / rear main / head rebuild / timing chain. Now my final drive / wheel hub splines are getting worn, so that's next. Those things happen when you work a rig as hard as we do! The original builder hacked off the additional support member midway up the fork. I've bolted in another axle shaft in the rear swingarm mount to help reinforce things. I need to weld in another brace (someday) like the OP has on his.