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Default Superbrace for the new 48s and customs ?

Has anyone tried a Superbrace on the wider forks and 130/90 16 front tire of XLC 2011 and 48s.
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Was wondering about this too.
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Not needed on the 48. It has a very substantial chunk of metal for a brace already. Its a handy place to mount your fender too
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Not needed on the 48. It has a very substantial chunk of metal for a brace already. Its a handy place to mount your fender too
On the contrary my friend.
The 48 needs a second brake caliper to stop and the fork tubes will differ, thereby needing a brace.
Might have to go to another width triple tree in order to get the complete setup needed but that is getting too complicated already, might just slide the turbo on to the Roadster with two front brakes already.
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Your reasoning makes no sense.
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Your reasoning makes no sense.
A second brake makes no sense?
The fork tubes that have lugs to hang a brake caliper off of do not have the neat fork brace the stock 48 has.
So a fork brace is likely needed....
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The 48 has an integral fork brace that bolts to the lower fork legs. The Custom doesn't, so a regular fork brace could be installed on it. Of course, if you changed the lower legs on a 48 to fit dual discs, then the factory brace wouldn't work any more.
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If you change the lower legs on a 48 to fit dual disks, it's no longer a 48 fork.

That doesn't change the fact that the 48 fork already has a fork brace, and doesn't need (and can't accommodate) another.
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Wanted, a set of fork braces the width of 39mm fork tubes in the 48 triple trees.
With all the different parts on my Sportster it is hard to recognize it as a 48.
Just made it mine and that is just mighty fine.
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A second brake makes no sense?
Not what I said. Your post makes no sense. The question was about a fork brace for a 48, the 48 already has a beefy one so does not need one. Your response was if you swap out pretty much the whole front end then you need one...................related to the question posed.....your response makes no sense.
 

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