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Fork brace On the standard overweight ugly front mudguard on my Jackal there is a heavy brace

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Which is attached onto the forks by 4 bolts. I presumed this was designed to reduce fork flex. Its heavy and its ugly and I am thinking of dumping it when I get my new alloy front mudguard built. I think several other Tonti models have this kind of brace bolted to their mudguard and forks. Has anyone else dumped it and if so did you notice any difference? CheersI think the brace also holds the mudguard so you will need another method to hold the guard. Older Cali's had stays out to the guards to support them. With a different guard you may be able to lighten the brace by drilling but I would do a road test with and without the brace before dumping it completely.,,

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