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Front fork brace?

Looking at doing a few mods to the R3, to both bling it up and improve performance. Has anyone ever noticed if fork braces really make a difference or is it just mostly for looks. Found these for a decent price, http://amzn.to/29WBgXa they look good for the money, but if the things really work perhaps better to spend a bit more on better quality?
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If you aren't racing it's a waste of money.


If you are racing it's a waste of money.

I have never experienced any fork flex from the front end under heavy braking or cornering. And I mean lifting the back end slightly off the ground due to hard braking. Granted, I am no where near the capabilities of this bike though.

I guess if you are a professional world superbike or moto gp racer you might feel fork flex. Otherwise it is just bling.

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Thought thatd be the case. Cheers.
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Looking at doing a few mods to the R3, to both bling it up and improve performance. Has anyone ever noticed if fork braces really make a difference or is it just mostly for looks. Found these for a decent price, http://amzn.to/29WBgXa they look good for the money, but if the things really work perhaps better to spend a bit more on better quality?
I HAVE A REd FORK BRACE ON MY 2016 r3. CAN GET THEM ON EBAY OR aMAZON. The parts come from China and Thailand. The CNC manufacturing is outstanding, prices are much lower
than Europe and usa vendors,
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Installing a fork brace has it's pitfalls. Unless you have PERFECT alignment the fork brace will cause binding in at least some part of the suspension stroke. Fork flex is not necessarily a bad thing anyway. That flex is usually a factor in giving small bikes like the R3 very good front end feel.
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In the 70's they were high tech,


lets leave them there.
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