I replaced this with the Blackhawk brace and now my bike tracks beautifully.
A great accessory which has transformed the handling of my GL 1500. Mine is a 1993 model which I have owned since new. I thought I knew all of my bikes limitations until I fitted this fork brace. This has made a huge difference to the stability and handling of the bike at both low and high speeds and I can't understand why Honda did not factory fit a similar device from new, the difference is so noticeable.
The fix is very simple by following the instructions given with the package, this includes removing the corner tags on the cover. I recommend these be removed by junior hacksaw and not pliers as suggested in the instructions. Also check the air pressure in both sides of the front forks. These should be 26psi each.
Brace went right on as advertised and I've ridden 6 months and several thousand miles. I've not noticed any better handling or cornering and the front end wobbles are just like before.
I'm glad others had improvement but not my experience.
I had this brace on my previous bike. Didn't know how great it was until I got my current cycle which didn't have one. Have done an install. Gives great road feel and takes away any mushy sensations, especially during cornering. Two things you need to know about install. You'll need a 7/16 or 11 mm THIN wall socket that's NOT a deep-well. It's not readily available at most stores and is pricey. Also, if you have the fork cover on your bike, it will fit over the Superbrace, but there will be a gap of about 3/16 of an inch between the cover and the fender. Not a big deal. Also, you'll need to get longer fork cover mount screws. You'll need 6 mm X 1.00 pitch X 20 mm length cap screws. These are about 1/2" longer than the original fork mount screws. Almost any hardware store has these. All in all, a very good addition, but wish they'd put these particulars in the item description.
This addition is a no brainer. It makes such a big differance to the front end handeling. Its Sollid. Easy to install takes about 30 min or so depending on your own pace. I recommend useing locktight on the bolts.
I have never written a review, but this product deserved one! Before I left the driveway I could feel the difference. No tail end waggle. It was gone! Way better slow speed handling. At high speed it feels like an 1800, crisp lane changes etc. Easy to install, instructions worked great. I did have to do a little filing but easy sneezy.
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