Has anyone found a Front Fork Brace For the F800GS

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by TX Medic, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. TX Medic

    TX Medic So many fires, so little?

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    I wa wandering if anyone has found a front fork brace for the f800gs or a good steering stabilzer yet?
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  2. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    fork braces only apply on conventional forks!
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  3. JohnTM

    JohnTM Who's my daddy? Supporter

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    Well, if you don't care if the suspension works anymore you could use one...

    Actually, with enough loop in the brace (like on a R90S) you could use one. But it would have to loop so high that it would pretty much negate itself. :dunno
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  4. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer Supporter

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    Yeah, the Upside Down 45mm fork on the F800GS is pretty damn rigid. No real need for a fork brace. The 38mm conventional telescopic fork on the KLR650's are way longer. I used a fork brace on my KLR650's, and it did make a significant improvement. This is due to the fact that the fork legs were SO long, that they'd flex heavily and create control problems. The fork brace corrected this problem, or at least calmed it down. I completely recommend a fork brace on a bike like the KLR650. On a bike like the F800GS, not so much.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorcycle_fork

    Read the section about "Telescopic Forks." Especially where it talks about USD forks.
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