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I was thinking of changing my fork brace and would like to know if a different one would help. Tim
 

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The only way a fork brace is going to make any difference is if it is plastic or metal/non ferrous metal. Whatever you are attaching in my humble opinion will help. I don't believe they make it in anything other than aluminum anyway. :cool:

It really depends on how you ride it. Stock or none is what it was designed for to start with.
 

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I don't see what benefit an aftermarket fork brace would do on a 1200. The stock piece is pretty stout, and is cast alloy - I don't think it could flex very much without snapping. . . . . . . . . . I've never had any reason to doubt the stock set-up on my Aspy - and I'm not shy abouttuckin' her downinto a corner. :)

The little stamped sheet metal thing on the 1500smay bea different story. . . . . . .
 

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Wingnumberone wrote:
The little stamped sheet metal thing on the 1500smay bea different story. . . . . . .
Funny I have never seen a thin fork brace. :?I've seen none on the 1500 except for the under brace that secures the fenders together, is that what you are referring to? But mine is quite stout. :)
 

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Funny I have never seen a thin fork brace. :?I've seen none on the 1500 except for the under brace that secures the fenders together, is that what you are referring to? But mine is quite stout. :)
Perhaps I mis-labeled it, but yes - that is what I was referring to. The only structure between the lower fork legs (besides the axle) on the 1500 is a mild steel stamping, positioned under the fender, where it is subject to corrosion.

Thepiece between the lower fork legs (besides the axle) onthe 1200 is a rigid, cross-braced, corrosion resistant alloy casting, positioned above the fender.
 

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I put one on my 1500 and was not impressed.. Maybe a little at very slow speed.. I think it was a waste of money and I push it hard.......
 
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