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post #21 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-03-2009, 08:56 AM
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I'd be interested, either in raw form or as a kit if reasonably priced. Lemme know...

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In the For Sale Wanted forum one member was looking for a "Super Brace" for an 1100....So I have a friend that owns a machine shop and a member is shipping me a "Super Brace" for the 1100's that I'm going to see if Curtis can make at a more reasonable cost than what is for sale on line from aftermarket dealers.....If Curtis can and will make these Super Braces for the 1100's, I might also get him to look at the 1000's too.....BTW Mohawk that is one really nice looking brace.....This is what is so great about this site....members helping members.....

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Nice brace Mohawk.
I would be interested in a couple.
Make a bunch and make some $.

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I don't know if I have a brace on my bike or not. I need to take it apart this weekend for a look-see. If I don't have one on there already, I'll be interested too. Don't know if I am going to make NASSIR3 or not.I'm going to try, it just depends if I can get that week off from work.




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I would be interested in one for my '78 GL1000, with enough warning to be able to scrape together the cash to pay for it and shipping. Oh and instructions for installing it, cause I like to have that kinda stuff on hand when I am doing it so I do not screw something up.
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One more interested in the brace,I have a slight slow speed wobble on my 1200 and I think this would help. Let us know Dave
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Sorry guys, My Company is not interested in making these.

And the ones I designed are only for the 1500's and will not fit the 1100 or 1200.

The rest I am bringing to NAASIR3, D-ROD wants them for auction night.

I may mail them to the hotel as they are so heavy to put in the Saddlebags.

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That's too bad, Mohawk. I would have purchased one for my GL1100 in a heart beat. Anyone else with the facilities willing to take on the project? There are still thousands of 1100's on the road that would benefit form this add on!

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This is very clever to make.
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HI, Just a tip for the guys that are going to modify the old style brace I sent out.

If you want to open that center hole up to .812" the easiest way I found was to use one of those stepped drills that look like a Christmas tree.

I see them for sale all the time at Harbor Freight.

Just measure the land that is 13/16" or .812" and color it with a magic marker so you know when to stop.

and then clamp the brace in a vise or anywhere.

Don't try to hold it in your hand unless you really like the name Lefty or Stubs.

Now when you use this drill bit to drill the Stainless Steel the preceding size guides or acts like a pilot for the next larger size.

Works Great and very smooth with no jumping or chatter.

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