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post #21 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-27-2015, 04:39 PM
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where are you guys buying this? Ebay?

Googling I found a manufacturer that makes them in Italy, but they are butt ugly. I like the one pictured much more!
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[email protected] $110 shipped.

Write him directly and he'll send you a PayPal invoice.
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post #23 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-03-2015, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Steve - Did you get your brace yet?



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Nope, he said a few weeks as he sends the part out for machining.
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Did these 3 years ago and pleased with the results. https://www.triumphrat.net/sprint-for...ork-brace.html

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Did these 3 years ago and pleased with the results. https://www.triumphrat.net/sprint-for...ork-brace.html

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Philip - I saw that thread and I believe you were on another forum as well on a thread regarding a fork brace for the Sprint. I suppose there is always going to be disagreements as to whether or not a fork brace is necessary or not. I also find it interesting that some people believe it only functions during performance riding. I noticed differences at low speed maneuvering such as in parking lots or turning street corners, in addition to riding on uneven surfaces or freeway grooves that are parallel to the direction of traffic.

My 1985 Honda Nighthawk 700S came with a thin factory steel brace that mounts on top of the fender. I worked on the bike once and went for a test ride without the fender and brace. I noticed an enormous difference in the feel of the front. It was very loose and vague. When I installed the brace and fender it felt solid again.

Here is a pic of a Nighthawk 700S fender with brace on top that mounts to the forks:



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Lightbulb Enjoy your brace if you think you need one at low speeds

I find it very interesting that a performance part is thought necessary at low speeds on any Sprint that has the suspension set up properly for the rider and has good tyres in good condition at the correct pressures.

I also find it interesting that some people find a Sprint handling to be "very loose and vague".

That is not a commonly held view by the way.

Enjoy your fork brace.

It is natural for people of different back grounds and riding experience and on different roads to have different opinions, this is normal and a good thing.

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post #28 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-12-2015, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Dave.... the handling of my Nighthawk was "very loose and vague" without the factory brace. I was not talking about the Sprint.
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Good as it does not describe a Sprint
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Today I rode the Sprint two up on some twisty mountain roads. This really tests the brace. The bike maintained its rock steady line throughout the line and on uneven surfaces. I'm now looking for a brace for my blackbird 1100xx.
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