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Front fork bracers.

Post by Louloudito on Fri 29 Jun 2018, 8:04 am

Has anyone fitted front fork bracers in their CB5?
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Re: Front fork bracers.

Post by eternally_troubled on Wed 04 Jul 2018, 11:02 pm

There's a hidden 'fork brace' in the mudguard... don't think that anyone has bothered to add another one.
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Post by wrighty on Thu 05 Jul 2018, 7:34 am

Its something i want to do on my flattracker project, and ditch the mudguard. It will suit the look! Incidentally ive got a flattrack seat to fit but now think the tank looks too big. All the aftermarket tanks seem to be for a spine frame so if i cant find something suitable i may have to create the illusion of a  smaller tank with a clever paint job!
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Post by Louloudito on Mon 09 Jul 2018, 1:04 pm

Yeap, I am aware of the hidden bracer under the fender, but it's so thin I think it hardly classifies as a bracer. Have read that the extra braces make a sounding difference on other bikes, so it might be worth the upgrade on this poor fork.
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Post by ANDYC on Mon 09 Jul 2018, 10:39 pm

Most bikes with conventional forks have a flimsy fork brace hidden under the mudguard.
GS/GSX/Z/GPZ/CB/CBR/RD/RG FOR example.
They all benefited from bolt on fork braces like the Micron model. It transformed the handling immensely, I thought of making one for my track bike project but as I'm using 45mm forks which are much stiffer than the standard forks it would be unnecessary.
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Post by bviep on Sat 27 Oct 2018, 11:17 am

I've got one, it's noticeable during cornering!
First we made it our self, but a brace from a CBR250R also fit
Try aliexpres, it is around 20 pounds
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Post by Beresford on Sat 27 Oct 2018, 7:05 pm

@bviep wrote: a brace from a CBR250R also fit
Try aliexpres, it is around 20 pounds
Link please.
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Post by bviep on Sun 28 Oct 2018, 11:07 am

Click here
Don't know if it's working for you, because i'm from the Netherlands
If it doesn't work search for 'CBR250R brace'  and you will find it
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Post by Beresford on Sun 28 Oct 2018, 12:46 pm

Yes, the link worked for me, but that brace looks very flimsy to my untutored eye. I'd much prefer a solid bridge piece. A fork brace is only going to be usefully functional when the going gets tough, but that one looked as if for show only. What do you think ?

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Post by muttley1 on Sun 28 Oct 2018, 3:46 pm

Does indeed look flimsy, the braces I remember for big ol' 70's and 80's bikes were substantial things.

Btw the standard brace is enough for racing and also, having no mudguard? Style over substance imo.


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Post by wrighty on Sun 28 Oct 2018, 4:25 pm

Muttley its not about how fast you go but how good you look while youre doing it. (Mind you this is an OAP talking).
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Post by wrighty on Sun 28 Oct 2018, 5:12 pm

Now, all this talk of fork brace - is it substantial enough and front mudguard yes or no made me think. I just had to go into the garage, dig out the guard and look at the standard one inside the front guard. I found it easily separated from the guard and with a bit (ok, a lot) of cleaning up and a coat or two of black gloss it can be fitted minus guard and would do the job and probably look the part (important). I also found I can just flex it by hand and I would think the ebay item would be more rigid. You pays your money and takes your choice.
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Post by motofan on Tue 30 Oct 2018, 2:40 pm

Hi everyone, I'm very interested in anything to improve handling, bviep, are you sure the CBR250R will fit 'cos for the price I will definitely have one. As for being flimsy, I don't think I could bend one by hand and it's a brace, not a support!
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Post by bviep on Tue 30 Oct 2018, 8:43 pm

Yes I’m sure! Got one myself, the CBR250/300R have the same fork diameter 
Don’t know how to post pics here (iPhone), otherwise I’ll take a pic 
It’s a extra brace over the stock one 1+1 makes 2
Me and my friends can notice the difference
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Post by motofan on Wed 31 Oct 2018, 8:10 am

Thanks for the reply! I will have to order one!
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Post by eternally_troubled on Wed 31 Oct 2018, 10:35 pm

@bviep wrote:
It’s a extra brace over the stock one 1+1 makes 2
Me and my friends can notice the difference

But how much faster does it make the bike go? ;)
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Post by motofan on Wed 31 Oct 2018, 11:03 pm

@eternally_troubled wrote:
@bviep wrote:
It’s a extra brace over the stock one 1+1 makes 2
Me and my friends can notice the difference

But how much faster does it make the bike go? Wink
Any gain in confidence on corners is worthwhile to me and will perhaps result in a little more speed but that's not the prime reason to buy for me on the road. If I take the bike on track,as I might do next year then yes, every little mph counts!
PS. I'm the wobbly one at the back of the field!
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Post by bviep on Thu 01 Nov 2018, 3:25 pm

I did it because I was curies what it will bring
Since I already have it and it gives a little performance gain I’m not gonna delete it tongue
If you want a faster bike you’ll need a faster rider
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Post by motofan on Thu 01 Nov 2018, 4:58 pm

I don't think a fork brace is going to make a Rossi of me, but as the old lady said when she did a piddle in the sea,"Every little helps".
It's not the bike that makes the difference, it's the nut that holds the handlebars. affraid
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Re: Front fork bracers.

Post by eternally_troubled on Fri 02 Nov 2018, 7:40 pm

@bviep wrote:Yes I’m sure! Got one myself, the CBR250/300R have the same fork diameter 
Don’t know how to post pics here (iPhone), otherwise I’ll take a pic 
It’s a extra brace over the stock one 1+1 makes 2
Me and my friends can notice the difference

I'd be interested to see the picture - if you want to post a picture on here then you should upload it to somewhere like imgur or flickr (or anywhere on the internet, essentially, that it can be accessed freely) then put img tags around its URL in your post like this:



Code:
Some waffle, waffle, waffle, waffle, here is my picture:
[IMG]http://www.yoursite.com/path/to/your/picture.jpg[/IMG]
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Post by bviep on Fri 02 Nov 2018, 8:20 pm


This should work  Very Happy
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Post by eternally_troubled on Sat 03 Nov 2018, 6:57 pm

Cool.  Looks good.  Is that some kind of replacement horn in the top of the picture?
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Post by bviep on Sun 04 Nov 2018, 11:06 am

Yes, it’s a PIAA horn and it’s bloody loud!
Since most people in the Netherlands don’t see anything while driving there car it can be very handy

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