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Recieved my superbrace today which was ordered 3/4/04 ....took a little while....but it sure looks good.

I have a question....the instructions say to loosen the "axle pinch bolts" looking at the diagram on page 2-78 (fig 2-90 front fork/steering head) in the service manual the only pinch bolts listed are part of the triple clamp.

One page 2-59 (fig 2-66 Front wheel mounting) there is a pinch bolt listed that holds the axle holder in place.....is this the one.

The reason I ask such a simple question is that I dont see what either has to do with a fork brace.....and when I installed a fork brace on my sportster there was no mention of the need to lossen pinch bolts.

Any comments would be appreciated.
 

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Can' help with your questions but would very much appreciate some photo's when you have it fitted and your comments on how the bike handles compared to not having the brace fitted. I know a lot of forum members will be waiting for your test results.
good luck!
 

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I assume you loosen the pinch bolts to make sure there's no tension in either fork. That way the superbrace isn't fighting with the triple tree. Once the superbrace is on and tight you re torque the pinch bolts, that way everything is in alignment without any tension at rest.
 

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It's On, already!

Got my Superbrace yesterday. I loosend up the axel and tripple tree pinch bolts before installing the brace. It is really a tight fit up against the front fender, but looks really cool too. Took it out for a 100mph test ride, and some fast freeway curves. It is steady as a rock....but then again it always has been. When coming back home, I rode on a very windy highway, and still notice a little wind buffeting against the side of the bike and against the windshield at 70mph +, but nothing worse than before...maybe a bit better.
Love the look of the front end with it on. ride safe. redrazor

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Ok, the Superbace looks GOOD...

However, I get the feeling that the jury is still out regarding improved stability, right????

How dose it feel under aggressive braking?
 

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I'd like to know what your opinions are after you have a couple miles on them. I'd consider one if it makes a noticable difference.
Let me know if it's a :thumb: or a :tmbsdow: .
I'm going to wait for you verdicts before I order one.
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I agree... it's looks good, but I think the VRod is rock steady now... am I missing something, or is this just another piece of chrome? If so that's OK, but want to spend the money on making it go fast right now.
 

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I installed my Superbrace a month and a half ago... I really like it... much more stable behind the big rigs and the suvs and mini-vans don't affect me like they use to. When riding on back roads, less traffic, you get more feed back in the handle bars... it makes your frontend stiffer, ridged. As far as hard braking... I haven't noticed any difference. You can see pictures of mine installed in the gallery.
 

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I received my Superbrace this past weekend.

I then proceeded to take her out on the highway to H Town. I moved in and out of traffic until I reached large vehicles. The superbrace did help decrease then wind turbulance 'feeling' on the front end. I then took the bike over some overpasses, which normally gives me hell, and only noticed a small amount of front end movement.

All in all, I would have to say that it is completely worth the money. It gives a tighter more 'in control' feeling to high-speed highway rinding.

Later
 

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GOOD to hear !!!

broberts001 said:
I moved in and out of traffic until I reached large vehicles. The superbrace did help decrease then wind turbulance 'feeling' on the front end. I then took the bike over some overpasses, which normally gives me hell, and only noticed a small amount of front end movement.

It gives a tighter more 'in control' feeling to high-speed highway rinding.

Later
GREAT !!!

I've been thinking the Superbrace was NOT the solution to my "buffeting" problem and have let mine sit on the shelf since before Christmas.

Guess I'll get it on today and try it out.

I've also got a front wheel on it's way back from Rowe Machine. They cut (7) long slots in it and I'll install it as soon as it gets here.

As soon as I try it out, I'll post my impression.

Thanks,

Emery
 
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