I think the angle of the shot and the offset of the rear wheel make it look a little off, but it isn't.adriannarnold said:VERY NICE!!!! Great work, that is a really good looking bike. I love the headlight fin. Is it just me or is the seat cowl, or the pinstripes on the seat cowl a tad askew?
I haven't ever seen one other than the front fender. I like the look better with out it as long as it isn't a safty hazzard. I think the front end handles just fine without one. I was thinking about fabricating one from the stock fender mount, but I'm not a fan of how it looks. Is it likley the forks will fail without one?ProSimex said:Very nice, very clean. That hot little unit could use a fork brace though
Does anyone know where I can find a decent brace? I could fabricate one out of the fender but I would prefer one that looked more GP I guess.Big Rich said:Ok, I'll be the devils advocate I guess. First off, the bike is gorgeous - I would be proud to throw a leg over it. The fork brace is needed to keep the wheel going the same direction as the forks. If you stand at the front of the bike and squeeze the wheel between your legs and grab the handle bars, keep the wheel straight and twist the forks. If you think about it, you are putting 100-150 pounds of force on the front end just by hand. Then think about the weight of the bike, yourself, and momentum trying to twist those forks in a turn. It may look pretty with no fork brace, but it will handle 10x better with one. And why no rear splash guard? Those V stacks will swallow all sorts of crud given the chance........
Like I said, the bike looks great. Just concerned with your safety and the engine.