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Offline Colonial-Clive (yindi)

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Fork brace
« on: August 12, 2019, 03:57:53 PM »
Hi all, does any body know where I could get a fork brace that fits on the sliders and allows the slider rubbers to still be used.

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Re: Fork brace
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 04:30:07 PM »
Not really but what bike might help.

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Re: Fork brace
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 05:04:32 PM »
Ha, Bryanj it would wouldn't it... 550/4 I do believe that some 750/4s are the same specs too.

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Re: Fork brace
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 05:30:30 PM »
There was an epidemic of them at one point in bike accessorie's history,  but apart from hanging a mudguard on them I can't see what they do.

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Re: Fork brace
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2019, 07:01:55 PM »
K2-k6 I’m running a fibreglass micro guard on the front so was looking to reduce flex like the standard mud guard helps to do.

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Re: Fork brace
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 07:16:47 PM »
While a very competent way of mounting the original mudguard it's a complete myth that they stop flex in the fork structure.

Many of them have rubber mounts,  and 10mm bolts offer nothing in the way of structure in comparison to the steel fork stanchions,  steel triple clamp and spindle structure.

Definitely what you don't want to do is get a mudguard support that allows the guard to touch the tire,  now that is dangerous.

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Re: Fork brace
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2019, 07:28:32 PM »
Telefix is the one to search for, my 400/4 one has the machining for the original dust shrouds, must be some somewhere---FS 23 is for the 550
« Last Edit: August 12, 2019, 07:34:53 PM by ka-ja »
nice bike,nothing in the bank