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« on: November 12, 2014, 09:39:28 PM »

Just wondering if anyone knows were I can buy a fork brace to suit my KLR 650, the one in the link looks ok but it is in the US I would rather buy from Australia.

http://klr650adventures.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/eagle-mike-fork-brace.html

If I was to get it direct from Eagle Mike website it is going to cost the following.

Order Summary


1 Fork brace for KLR650, 2008 and later $119.99
Subtotal $119.99
Shipping (Priority MailĀ® International)  $45.75
Tax $0.00
Order Total $165.74

and the $119.99 was US rate so no doubt when paying with visa they would take into account the exchange rate, or am I wrong there ?




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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2014, 09:39:48 AM »


I am keen to find one of these in OZ if anyone can help me out that would be good, it does not have to be the above brand, it just needs to be one that suits the KLR 650 2008 to 2014.


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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2014, 09:57:43 PM »

Ok finally found someone, there must be more in Australia.  Delivered $274  

http://www.vincestrangmotorcycles.com.au/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=25_114
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2014, 10:43:46 PM »



Well after reading a lot of reviews it seems these braces for the KLR 650 makes a lot of difference in dirt riding, the things they talk about are indeed the same things I have been feeling, and more thought of the KLR forks being to skinny seems to be the main problem with the wobble feel you get in the dirt, so think I will get the superbrace and try it out for myself.

http://superbrace.com/shop/4429-kawasaki-klr-650/#/



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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2014, 06:35:07 AM »

Never had one on mine Mick but it did wobble.
That price markup is breath taking.
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2014, 06:58:11 AM »

Never had one on mine Mick but it did wobble.
That price markup is breath taking.

Yes since I wrote that last night I have found about 6 other importers for the superbrace so maybe one of the others are cheaper, it seems the only 2 braces worth buying are Superbrace or Eaglemike the Superbrace looks sleek and the Eaglemike brace looks tuff and there is $100 difference, which ever one I buy if I sell the KLR 650 down the track I will just take all the good bits off and either put them on another bike or sell separate as it seems you don't get more money for your bike with all that gear on anyway.

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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2015, 02:31:50 PM »

Yes they are available from here but its unlikely they will be in stock and they will need to order it from Italy which will take a month or so
They retail here for around $160-$180 from memory.

http://www.motorcycle-parts.com.au/

This is the maker in Italy

http://www.tarozzipaolo.com/home.htm

you want part number here

23-0048
http://www.tarozzipaolo.com/stabiliz.htm

You gotta remember that these days that if a part is not for a very new model bike wholesalers in Au don't keep it in stock here and only order in part by special order. I would not feel guilty about buying from overseas these days.

Alex V on this forum got one for his DR but got his from USA from memory which was far, far quicker than going though AU importer who had nil stock so ask him where he got his.

**Having said that i am not sure what yr you KLR is and i know the fork OD changed on later models, mid 2000's i think so the one above is for the older 38mm forks so may not even fit the later KLR which has 41mm forks i think??
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2015, 03:41:58 PM »


My KLR 650 is a 2010 there all the same from 2008 to 2014 if I could find a reasonably priced fork brace to fit I would buy it as I have heard it makes a noticeable difference.


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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2015, 08:56:28 PM »

Yep so i reckon yours has larger forks. I remember this because i had a customer who had a 90ish model with a  sidecar and leading link and his motor was worn out and it was cheaper to buy a new 2008 model and swap the sidecar and front end to the new model than rebuild the old motor. It was then we discovered the new triples were about 41mm? and bigger so we had to make sleeves to bring the OD of the leading link tubes up to that from 38mm. The C-C distance would be the same i reckon as i dont remember any issues with wheel/hub/spacers but the OD at top of sliders where the brace clamps to is most likely going to be different so i would say the Tarozzi brand one is only going to fit the pre 08 models.
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