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Offline Tim.

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How to install a fork brace on a 76 CB550F
« on: May 15, 2005, 07:36:07 pm »
I bought this fork brace on a whim, but then started thinking about where on earth it goes  ::)

Words of wisdom?  I can't fathom where this thing is supposed to go on my front forks without losing my fender (is that the point?)
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Re: How to install a fork brace on a 76 CB550F
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2005, 07:42:40 pm »
hey,
they were ment to be used when you made a chopper, with extended tubes, (staunchens?) so you could put it 5 or so inches above the lower... so you still had travel. the race guys would use them with a fender mounted on them.
so on stock cb put it about mid way between the lower tripple, and the lower fork tube. just make sure you have enough travel. ill look up the specks on travel if you dont have it.
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Re: How to install a fork brace on a 76 CB550F
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2005, 07:47:27 pm »
sorry, but put it where the one is on your picture... lol

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Re: How to install a fork brace on a 76 CB550F
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2005, 04:57:36 am »
hi you can also mount it just above your fender,stops your fork legs walking or twisting  mick.
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Re: How to install a fork brace on a 76 CB550F
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2005, 05:00:31 am »
I bought this fork brace on a whim, but then started thinking about where on earth it goes  ::)

Words of wisdom?  I can't fathom where this thing is supposed to go on my front forks without losing my fender (is that the point?)

    I have the same brace on my '78 750F. It mounts to the top of the fork cases leaving about enough room to slip a piece of paper between it and the fender. Mine was NOS when I got it so I had the benefit of instructions...very specific instructions. Unfortunately I can't post images so I can't get the instuctions to you here. I'd be happy to snail mail them to you if you'd like.

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Re: How to install a fork brace on a 76 CB550F
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2005, 05:22:13 am »
Why can't you post images?  Anyhow, if you could fax them to 1-801-383-7332 I'll get them instantly (my eFax phone number in Utah)

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Re: How to install a fork brace on a 76 CB550F
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2005, 06:10:52 am »
Why can't you post images?  Anyhow, if you could fax them to 1-801-383-7332 I'll get them instantly (my eFax phone number in Utah)



   My access to the net is webtv so my ability to post images is somewhat limited. If I had a compatible digital camera or video camera I could post images...but I don't. I'll try to fax them today.

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Re: How to install a fork brace on a 76 CB550F
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2005, 05:09:52 am »
Hey tintin...Sent a fax yesterday. Did you receive it?

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