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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-14-2018, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone with one? Now that I have the rear sets and clip-on handlebars I have a lot more weight on the from end. Perhaps a worthwhile upgrade.

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couldn't hurt...unless it hooks your knee cap as you walk by it lol. i was thinking of the fork brace over the damper, but i'm still feeling her out.
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...oh, and did i mention how much i like what you've done to your bike? Looks great!
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...oh, and did i mention how much i like what you've done to your bike? Looks great!
Thanks! I didn’t realize there was a fork brace for our inverted setup.
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yeah, jp cycles seem to have one...wish it came in black tho

https://www.jpcycles.com/product/230...les-fork-brace
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Those won’t work with our forks. To be honest with our inverted setup I don’t think we need them or they’d improve stability like they do for other sportsters.
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This front end is stiff, I can feel everything. I actually had a slight wobble a couple of days ago. F this I'm getting one. To bad $450 is the asking price from strorz. Hopefully some else makes one soon.
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Those won’t work with our forks. To be honest with our inverted setup I don’t think we need them or they’d improve stability like they do for other sportsters.
Agreed.

Also, that brace shows to be for a 39mm fork tube. Our uppers are about 56mm.

Even on the Buell tube frame bikes, the USD forks on the Lightnings did not use one where as the Cyclone did (conventional fork).

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This front end is stiff, I can feel everything. I actually had a slight wobble a couple of days ago. F this I'm getting one. To bad $450 is the asking price from strorz. Hopefully some else makes one soon.
The front end is stiff or wobbly?

I've never ridden a USD fork that ever needed a brace.


Or are you referring to getting a steering damper? I've found that the cheap dampers on eBay for about $40-50 work well for a street bike. I'm using one on my Honda GL650 cafe bike to act as a bandage for throwing the front end out of whack by using a CBR929RR front end on it.

That said, I feel the Roadster front end feels a bit heavy and slow.... especially compared to a Buell XB. You may have another issue going on.

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