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Old 01-04-2013, 10:52 PM   #1
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Fork Brace

Has any one tried the Screaming Eagle fork brace on an R? I have seen this on a D, but it seems like it would it might be more effective on the longer forks.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:56 PM   #2
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It would stiffen the front suspension too much because the fender would smash into it.
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That fork brace isn't needed with inverted forks. The main reason for going to this front end configuration is stiffness, less deflection, which means improved feedback.

Spend your money on other things.

I'm not certain the fork brace would fit our bikes anyway.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:07 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies - no fork brace. I think I'll try raising the forks in the triple tee in 1/2 increments to see how that feels. That doesn't cost money nor will it crush my fender.
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The single biggest improvement you can make to the handling of an R is to install a True-Track linkage. They have one for the R because True Track prototyped it on my Vivid Black 2007 R. You will be surprised how good the OEM shocks on our bikes actually are. The rear engine mounts allow more movement of the swingarm and engine than you think possible. The True-Track linkage eliminates all of the side to side movement. This loads the rear tire and allows you to steer with the throttle, which is pretty fun actually. With the linkage taking all the monkey motion out of the rear of the bike, you discover the OEM shocks are pretty good. I would say the front needs a Gold Valve more than you need "better" shocks.
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Thanks. The true track has been removed from the D, but I left the fork brace on it. The D is up for sale. The true track will be installed first. He other tinkering will follow. I expect the R to be delivered late next week.
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Thanks. The true track has been removed from the D, but I left the fork brace on it. The D is up for sale. The true track will be installed first. He other tinkering will follow. I expect the R to be delivered late next week.
You didn't buy thegreyman's R did you?
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You didn't buy thegreyman's R did you?
No, this one coming from Wisconsin
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