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Baby is about 11 weeks away, so I am looking to see which accessories to buy first.

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1st protection ie: headlight protector, bellypan, scuff protection for the side of the tank.

2nd handling, to this end I would like to know what you all think of the Super Brace? Ive noticed that the 1800 has no fork brace what so ever where my 1200 had a factory one and I don't know about the 1500s.

Is there any benefit to this addition? is there any problem with this addition?

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I had one of these on my 1500. I'm fairly big at 6' 6" and 18 stone weight, but Icould never really get the forks to twist or flex, even pushing the bike through the twisties hard. I put the brace on anyway (it came in the package when I bought the 1500, previous owner never got round to fitting it) and never noticed any difference.
 

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I have one on my 1800. Wifey bought it for a present because someone told her it would make the bike handle better. Can't say I notice any difference and I would probably have been better of getting a set of Progressive springs fitted instead.
 
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goldwinger wrote:
Baby is about 11 weeksaway

I would like to know what you all think of the Super Brace?

Is there any benefit to this addition? is there any problem with this addition?

Hey goldwinger, :waving:eek:uch ! 11 wks is a long long time in the labour ward. :leprechaun: with regard to the super brace, it has no benefit, :crying:and it causes no problem. :crying:This part gets a very poor write up on the various boards. As 03silver states a set of progressive springsmite be a better addition. :jumper:

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On old gl1500 I had brace fitted. No difference did I find when riding hard. Wasted money that on better things I shold have spent.
 

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Hey goldwinger, :waving:eek:uch ! 11 wks is a long long time in the labour ward. :leprechaun: with regard to the super brace, it has no benefit, :crying:and it causes no problem. :crying:This part gets a very poor write up on the various boards. As 03silver states a set of progressive springsmite be a better addition. :jumper:

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Thanks Redwing, this is why I love this site, can get all the information I need while letting your guys spend the money!!:D:D:D
 

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werner1800 wrote:
On old gl1500 I had brace fitted. No difference did I find when riding hard. Wasted money that on better things I shold have spent.
Is it just me, or does our friend werner 1800 here sound a lot like Yoda??:santahat::santahat:No disrespect intended werner. Have a very Merry Christmas :santawaving::santawaving:
 
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Is it just me, or does our friend werner 1800 here sound a lot like Yoda??:santahat::santahat:

Ouch ! ! :gunhead: Hey what does that mean.? :waving:

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Redwing. wrote:
goldwinger wrote:

Is it just me, or does our friend werner 1800 here sound a lot like Yoda??:santahat::santahat:

Ouch ! ! :gunhead: Hey what does that mean.? :waving:

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methinks Werner is a German. Wewelcome them from all over here. I tend to agree with the fork brace not making any differ on the Wing. On bikes with skinny forks I suppose they make more sense.
 
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Redwing. wrote:
goldwinger wrote:

Is it just me, or does our friend werner 1800 here sound a lot like Yoda??:santahat::santahat:

Ouch ! ! :gunhead: Hey what does that mean.? :waving:

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methinks Werner is a German. Wewelcome them from all over here. I tend to agree with the fork brace not making any differ on the Wing. On bikes with skinny forks I suppose they make more sense.
Hey weewillywing, :waving:I know what werner means, but what does "a lot like yoda" mean. Merry xmas. :santahat:

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Redwing, Yoda was a character from Star Wars fame, his English was a littledifferentin the order the words came out. I thought Werner sounded abit like him, I meant it as a compliment as Yoda was the ultimate Jedi Master. Was thinking maybe Yoda owns a Goldwing, and was trying to get some tips in disguise. :D:D. And seeing as there is no better example of the Force then that which is felt while Goldwing you ride. it almost seem to make sense. I meant no disrespect or was not trying to make fun of anybody. And if any offence was taken by anybody I apologise, that was not my intent.

So Merry Merry and Happy Happy to all.
 

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Not Yoda I think, is Werner. Sturgis, South Dakota, last summer where I was, saw Yoda, I. A Harley riding he was.
 

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goldwinger wrote:
Redwing, Yoda was a character from Star Wars fame, his English was a littledifferentin the order the words came out. I thought Werner sounded abit like him, I meant it as a compliment as Yoda was the ultimate Jedi Master. Was thinking maybe Yoda owns a Goldwing, and was trying to get some tips in disguise. :D:D. And seeing as there is no better example of the Force then that which is felt while Goldwing you ride. it almost seem to make sense. I meant no disrespect or was not trying to make fun of anybody. And if any offence was taken by anybody I apologise, that was not my intent.

So Merry Merry and Happy Happy to all.
No offence is taken by this German.The spell checker helps but still lots to learn (English). Happy Christmas to everybody.
 
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Redwing, I meant no disrespect or was not trying to make fun of anybody. And if any offence was taken by anybody I apologise, that was not my intent.

So Merry Merry and Happy Happy to all.
Hey goldwinger, :waving: You dont have to apologise, :leprechaun: you didn't offend anyone. :clapper: I have never heard that statement used before and i was kind of puzzled, :baffled: but then it's not difficult to puzzle an old guy like me. :grinner:Merry xmas. :santahat:

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You guys are being honest. Not too many people admit fiitting a brace and seeing no difference! I know two guys with braces on gl1500s and they swear they improve the handling when pushing on. The trouble is that these two guys rarely go over 50mph when we are out on the bikes together. :?
We went to the Carlow show this year (we were parked up at the railway station building) and I got bored doing 50 all the way down and they both said the braces worked wonders! Wishful thinking or what? I guess the type of rider who will see a difference is one who rides on the edge on those back roads. :shock:
 

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The bottom line is that if you ride your wing hard on winding roads then you will benefit from a brace. If you just ride it as a touring bike should be , ie nice and easy then a brace is a waste of cash.
 
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