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  • Sun, Oct 1 2017 2:04 PM

    fork brace info for an early wideglide

    Anyone ever had any problems with a fork brace damaging or denting the front fender.  Ie.  is it too close after it's installed.?
    Also, if you have one, at what speed can you notice a difference, if any?

    thanks

     

  • Mon, Oct 2 2017 6:57 AM In reply to

    • FX
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    Re: fork brace info for an early wideglide

    bb, the brace moves with the lower leg. If installed correctly, with clearance, it won't damage the fender. On stock length tubes, you probably won't notice a difference. These are primarily used with over-length front ends...

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Mon, Oct 2 2017 10:10 AM In reply to

    • Ironhead
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    Re: fork brace info for an early wideglide

    bb - the brace on my ironhead (35 mm tubes) is mounted to the slider as FX describes and is shaped to have the arch higher than the top of the slider.

    I have seen ones that mount to the steel down tubes that is straigh across (no arch).  I would think that if one of these style is hitting the fender then the sliders are also probably bottoming out on the brace.

    which type is it you have?

    how far up the down tube does the dirt shield travel?

    The first tool out of the box should be the "book"  Geeked

  • Tue, Oct 3 2017 11:23 AM In reply to

    • PaulJr36
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    Re: fork brace info for an early wideglide

    Do you have the correct fluid amount in the tubes? 

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