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where is a fork brace, or superbrace to be found? and do they really work to take out the wobble in the steering on a gl 1500?
 

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I don't have any wobble experience, but I did install a SuperBrace. I had some tire cupping issues, and it resolved them. The brace goes where the front fender is attatched to the forks, under the plastic chrome fork protector. 4 little allen head bolts. Don't remove them all at once! If you do, a tin plate falls out fron beneath the fender, and you gotta remove the wheel then to re-install it. The different brace kits have a couple temporary long threaded rods to hold that plate in position for the new bolts. I noticed a much stiffer front end. (trike) jimsjinx
 

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Much improved low speed handling and a more stable front end feeling in twisty conditions.
Install, then ride it around and come back and tighten all the bolts again.
 

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Have you checked the bearings in your stearing? They may be worn, or just need adjusted.
 

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I don't know if a brace cures a wobble caused by say bad steering bearings. What a brace does is firm the front end up, especially in bends and hard riding.
 

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Much improved low speed handling and a more stable front end feeling in twisty conditions.
Install, then ride it around and come back and tighten all the bolts again.
+1. Much less wallowing from the front end when riding twisty roads.
 

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I hadmy fork braceon and off a couple times.. Couldn't tell the difference..

Save your money and put it toward front springs.. Heavier fork springs make a bigger difference..

 

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I hadmy fork braceon and off a couple times.. Couldn't tell the difference..

Save your money and put it toward front springs.. Heavier fork springs make a bigger difference..

I agree
 

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Put one on my 1200 and no more wobble and drops into curves nicely.
 

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I hadmy fork braceon and off a couple times.. Couldn't tell the difference..

Save your money and put it toward front springs.. Heavier fork springs make a bigger difference..

Spot on , put the money into something else , make sure your REAR tyre is not out of round ,as this will cause a wibble in the front ,,
 

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A brace does help, but you should first make sure your fork oil is fresh. Old fork oil is the main cause of front end problems.
 

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I installed a Blackwing, it was cheaper and seems to be a better design. I noticed a differce.

I modified an 1100 one for my 1000, and that stopped the problems I had been chasing.


Bill
 

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got a superbrace for $50.00...took about 5 minutes to install. i am pleased to say, the low speed wobble is gone!! i practice low speed turns in a parking lot occasionally, and i noticed on a very tight low speed turn, while accelerating out of it, my bike would wobble pretty bad (such as a u-turn on a narrow side street). that is gone completely. i often practice figure 8`s and it really made a big difference. i can whip out a figure 8 in 4 parking spaces...this is far easier to do when you are not fighting noodle forks. i am pleased with my results of this product!
 

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I've often wondered about the chrome front fender trim found on the older goldies. It fits round the very front of the fender and attaches to the fork legs. I've removed mine as it rubbed the paint off the front fender but I noticed when I tried to bend it it was very stiff. As it attaches in a similar way does it do the same job? I admit not as well.
 

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The 83 to 87 had a stock fork brace, I have no idea why Honda dropped the idea.:?
 

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I installed a Blackwing brace. Steering head bearings, oil and springs having been changed two years ago (Oil being done again this coming winter).



I noticed an immediate improvement in low speed turns (Car park stuff). Plus it feels much more stable at high speeds.
 

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lordbradley71 wrote:
got a superbrace for $50.00...took about 5 minutes to install. i am pleased to say, the low speed wobble is gone!! i practice low speed turns in a parking lot occasionally, and i noticed on a very tight low speed turn, while accelerating out of it, my bike would wobble pretty bad (such as a u-turn on a narrow side street). that is gone completely. i often practice figure 8`s and it really made a big difference. i can whip out a figure 8 in 4 parking spaces...this is far easier to do when you are not fighting noodle forks. i am pleased with my results of this product!
I for one am glad to here that fella, I just paid 80 bucks for one and am expecting it soon in the mail.

I have a question though, what is tire cupping? Hey, maybe I'll find out when it isn't there anymore.
 

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The Blackwing is a better design and your chrome piece is not raised 1/8" like the super brace. Screws are Flat head with countersunk holes that act like dowels pins. The Super Brace use Soc. Head Cap Screws with clearance counterbored holes that allow movement. Only problem the quy is not selling on EBay just now. I will look for my receipt to try to contact him directly. If I remember it was about $35.00
 
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