At slow speed turns, there is a notable difference in tightness. No change to speed wobble after installation. Will try new tire and balance.
I finally decided to install a Super Brace on my 2012 Wing. I live about a 1/2 mile down a bumpy dirt road and my bike always seemed to want to "hunt" around on the dirt. It never felt stable; like the bike could slip out from under me at any moment. I grew up on a dirt road, so I'm pretty used to it and I've never felt like I didn't know how to handle the bike on that surface. I've read about the flex that many have talked about as well, but was skeptical about how much difference the brace would make. I've felt that "wallowing" feeling when running through the twisties as well.
Well, can I just say WOW!!! I took the Wing out for a little spin after I installed the Super Brace and was absolutely amazed at the difference. Bike tracks absolutely straight, no more "hunting" on the dirt road, handling through bumpy, high speed curves is improved, the whole bike just feels "tighter" and more stable. I should have done this a LONG LONG time ago!
NO hard feelings, but I rated it a "1" because the Superbrace I received did not include the four bolts needed to attach the lower mud guards. The build quality is excellent and the brace is quite sturdy. I'm sure it will do a good job when I get the bolts needed to install it.
I contacted W.S. and hope they can send the bolts to me soon.....or at least advise me of the bolt specifications so I can try to locate some locally. Then I'll submit an updated review of how well the brace installs/works.
I thought having this on a trike would be more beneficial than even have on a 2 wheeler, since trike its push/pull on steering which has to be putting twisting torqueing on fork tubes. Install was easy, did have minor issue keeping hex socket on one bolt due to brake line fitting.Test drive felt immediate difference. Twisties less effort on steering input, tracking quicker/smoother.Also seemed to be less harshness on front end when hitting those road imperfections.If riding a track, would highly recommend!
I have had problems with my Trike wobbling when I come to a stop. Just about everyone said that is normal. Then I read on Trike Talk that I could replace the head bearings with a better style of roller bearing. So I did, it still wobbled. I talk to a club member, and he said that he has the Super Brace on his, and he gets no wobble. So I bought one last week and installed it. I finally go to take the bike out for its first run of the year. I could not believe what a difference it made. The front end seems so much more stable, and above all, no wobble. So in my humble opinion, it really does work, and I would recommend it to anyone, especially trike riders, due to the added weight on the front end.
I have used Super brace on a bunch of bikes & 5 of my own. I hear a lot of claims that it will fix the 1800cc head shake, I have yet to see it fix a bike with head shake. I have also seen the claims of Binding the forks up after install. Installed correct I have not seen one case. But installed wrong I have seen binding. Took 5min to fix the problem. I will say that if you want a better handling bike you should put a super brace on. Fallow the instructions!
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