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Author Topic: Fork brace for UCE bikes?  (Read 1385 times)

Ducati Scotty

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Re: Fork brace for UCE bikes?
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2013, 10:58:15 PM »
It's gonna look really spindly, those tubes are skinny.  I'd recommend the gators for sure.

Also, if you put the brace on you could probably use it as a mounting point for the front fender.  It's probably strong enough to be the only mounting point if the fender is rigid enough.

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Re: Fork brace for UCE bikes?
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2013, 11:17:35 PM »
the way my B5's front fender scrapes the paint from the fork tube covers -- I sincerely doubt any additional "hardware" would fit......

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What's with fenders scraping paint off tube covers?!?  Never mind, that's another subject...

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Re: Fork brace for UCE bikes?
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2013, 12:53:38 AM »
That's a totally different kind of setup. The fender kind of acts as a brace bolted on to the forks.

Kind of...that's one of the things I like about the design.  But it's not appreciably different than the old fork in feel during use.  I'll take the measurements and get with Superbrace for those of us on the Electra side of the fence...

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Re: Fork brace for UCE bikes?
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2013, 03:18:33 AM »
I mean a brace besides the ridiculously overpriced one from Hitchcocks.

Hm... I see the range of prices on superbrace.com runs from around us$150 to us$250, or maybe a hair more, depending on make and model.  The brace that actually, y'know, *fits* our bikes, 'cuz it was actually designed to, sells from Hitchcocks for us$264 or so.

It may just be me, but I don't see that as "ridiculously overpriced."
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Re: Fork brace for UCE bikes?
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2013, 05:42:04 AM »
The paint scraping is normally a function of centering the fender. I normally use a finger on each side of the indentation on the top of the fender. Loosen the fender stays at the fork and you can move them around enough to do the job. Use your fingers as a guide to centering (equal depths into the indentations). The B5 used a 350 type fender and they are very close to the fork tubes. Occasionally I have squeezed the fender to narrow it slightly.

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Re: Fork brace for UCE bikes?
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2013, 02:24:15 PM »
.............. The B5 used a 350 type fender ...............

Thanks !   for the confirmation.
I was planning on upgrading my front tire to a 350 ( 5 years from now when the K70-325 finally wears out )
I'll probably replace the shields with gaitors & a brace when that time comes.
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Re: Fork brace for UCE bikes?
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2013, 04:40:33 PM »

.............. The B5 used a 350 type fender ...............

Thanks !   for the confirmation.
I was planning on upgrading my front tire to a 350 ( 5 years from now when the K70-325 finally wears out )
I'll probably replace the shields with gaitors & a brace when that time comes.

350 as in 350cc Enfield Bullet's used larger fenders than the 500cc models did.
Not tire size.
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Re: Fork brace for UCE bikes?
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2013, 05:43:35 PM »
350 as in 350cc Enfield Bullet's used larger fenders than the 500cc models did.
Not tire size.

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Re: Fork brace for UCE bikes?
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2013, 07:56:16 PM »
Well, The_Rigger, I paid approx. $55 some years ago for the fork brace on my Yamaha XS650. I looked at MikesXS today and they are now $65 so I guess that's were my idea of pricing comes from.  "Ridiculously overpriced" is a matter of our personal pocketbook and I wouldn't pay $250 - $300 for a fork brace.
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