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post #1 of 5 Old 03-30-2013, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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The 919 has no fork brace?

Was looking at the bike and didn't see a fork brace. On other bike they are at or above the fender. I tried to feel under the fender, and couldn't feel one.

My other bike has a simple sheet of steel going across the top of the fender.

Does the 919 not need one, or is it hidden?

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-30-2013, 07:20 PM
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not needed... the forks lowers need some flex in them so they dont bind. Most bikes dont have fork braces, even long forks like dirbike forks dont.

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not needed... the forks lowers need some flex in them so they dont bind. Most bikes dont have fork braces, even long forks like dirbike forks dont.
Wow, I'm outta touch! My last bike was an 84 and had them. They even sold aftermarket braces.

I thought it was strange at 1st, but I trust the Honda engineers.

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post #4 of 5 Old 03-30-2013, 11:29 PM
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I'm not aware of any bikes that have them now from the factory but there may be one here or there. modern suspension components are a lot beefier than they were on bikes from that era so it's not really needed unless it's retro hardware. I know on my 88 Hawk there is a metal piece that goes under the front fender but I've never known if it was actually a fork "brace" or just a really heavy duty bracket.

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Fork braces were/are a common aftermarket item on older machines from the 60's, 70's and 80's, back when fork tubes were pretty spindly and thin.

You can still buy one if you really want, Superbrace is a popular brand.

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