Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Fork Brace - Long term test

Recommended Posts

I purchased my 01' DRZ kicker off-road bike with lots of aftermarket parts already installed. One of the parts is the SCR Fork Brace. It's always been on the bike. Well, Saturday I had to remove it because it was hitting my new front fender. We road 80 miles all off-road through the California desert, mostly 3rd and 4th gear fast riding, hoops and sand. I am very well in-tune with my bike, I do notice little changes to jetting, suspention setting, etc...

At the end of the day, I could not tell any difference in the performance of the forks or handling without the fork brace. I will probably not put the brace back on because of not wanting to add even a little weight to the front end.

Supermoto may be a different story.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It has to be hard to flex these forks. I would say the brace is worthless unless your in alot of mud ruts that pull hard??? But I don't ride much mud so:excuseme:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

((I would say the brace is worthless unless ))

I bet they'd work great on a PW50 >G<

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:

Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By Bignerd0100100
      Hey all, 
      I'm looking at buying a 2004 Suzuki DRZ400EK or at least I think it's an EK according to Vin lookup websites, but it does not appear to have a kickstarter. I was told the bike was owned by a motorcycle dealer and that it has a current green sticker, and a California license plate but has not been registered for the streets since 2011. I want this as a dual sport but am not clear if the fact that it already has a plate means I am good to register it or if maybe they took away the ability to register it after it was plated, California loves to do that kind of stuff. Since the bike was owned by a dealer I would think they were up on the latest regulations in California, but who knows. Can anyone add any insight as to what I should look for on the bike itself like the carburetor, model numbers etc? Or do I just try my luck at the DMV?
    • By smokey9lives
      Hi,
      I have a 2003 DRZ (actually a KLX400) and the head tube bearings are shot.  I ordered a new set to install but I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations on other parts I should replace while I have the front disassembled.  I was thinking about new rubber fork protectors, but are there other things that wear out on the DRZ front ends that you can only get to when disassambled?
      I also broke off a replacement key that I got for the steering lock.  I must have been made of cheap pot-metal.  Should I just remove the whole lock mechanism?
      Any tips or tricks for getting the old bearings out and the new ones in would be welcome!
      Thanks!
    • By antonyp
      Hey Guys,
      I recently bought a 2003 DRZ400S and thought it would be a good idea to check the valves clearance etc . I timed the engine on TDC with the magneto mark aligned as per the manual but I find the cam timing slightly odd. The arrows pointing upward are on the 1st and 15th pin as they should but with the magneto timing mark aligned they are not perfectly straight. Same goes for the arrows that should be parallel to the cylinder head casing. Is this normal or should they be absolutely perfect ?
       

×