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Old 12-19-2012, 09:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
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And I suggest waiting a bit to be sure the one off version actually fits the forks...

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Old 12-19-2012, 12:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I should have mentioned that this is the 2nd set he has made. A friend of his in UK has the first.

http://www.triumphtorque.com/message...ght=fork+brace

I'll let you know about the fit in a few days, should have the steering bearings complete before too long and things back together.

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Old 12-19-2012, 03:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Does anyone know of a major manufacturer who produces a fork brace for the Sprint GT?
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Measure the distance between the fork legs (203mm center to center leg spacing) and the fat part of the top of the fork legs (62mm). If so then it is a go.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:29 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I wasn't aware the Sprint needed a fork brace....
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:17 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Of course it all depends on one's riding style. If you ride aggressively then I think you will notice an improvement. If you are more cruise/touring oriented them probably not.

As with everything YMMV.

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Old 12-21-2012, 03:45 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:24 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Why do the majority of sport type bikes use USD forks? Rigidity.
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Why do the majority of sport type bikes use USD forks? Rigidity.
You feel that your Sprint requires more front end rigidity then?

Do USD forks have more rigidity, most likely they do.

Are they a huge advantage over conventional forks for road riding? - not so much.
IMHO correct springing and valving to suit the individual rider and riding style is more important than having USD forks and or a fork brace on a Sprint.

As for a fork brace being required for rigidity on a Sprint I also find it unnecessary.
Neither have I read other owners until this thread thinking they required one, neither have I read any reviews that thought the bike needed a fork brace.

I have never felt the need for one and have pushed my bikes fairly hard, road and track

Also my opinion but based on 8 years of 955 and 1050 Sprint ownership, and also having owned and ridden many other sports bikes.

Perhaps on a race track a fork brace on a Sprint it might be a noticeable benefit.

I think for most riders on the road it would be just more weight.

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Old 12-22-2012, 04:19 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Does the Sprint need a fork brace? Probably not. Does the Sprint need a different exhaust, mapping, air filter, different gearing, carbon fiber, suspension, etc? Probably not. The bike, as it comes from the factory, will perform above the riding skill level or all but a few. But, do I want to do those things? Yes I do because that is what I like to do. It is all subjective when it comes to individualize ones ride.

And what have you done to your bike that was not needed?

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

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