Hobbitt Fork Brace Ideas??

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Been considering a few ideas to stiffen the flaccid forks on mild-build stock Hobbits... mostly different mounting options for a couple of brace rods from the triple tree near the head stock to the base of the fork tubes.

Any proven/successful low-tech ideas out there? (AKA, not spending 300 bucks...)

Re: Hobbitt Fork Brace Ideas for retards

#CrazyWayne #CrazyWayneRocks /

Obviously you don't have any ideas. I

So i suggest you spend the 300.

And sober up before posting.

Re: Hobbitt Fork Brace Ideas??

Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

Re: Hobbitt Fork Brace Ideas for trolltards

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Sooo cute. (edited)

Re: Hobbitt Fork Brace Ideas??

i think it was scutuar racket or whatever name he's using today who popped off the top triple tree and welded in a flat bar with concave ends up against the top of the fork tubes, if that makes sense? maybe he'll see this post and share some pics? i'm too lazy to search for them.

Re: Hobbitt Fork Brace Ideas??

#CrazyWayne #CrazyWayneRocks /

I'll make sure that's put on your headstone

Re: Hobbitt Fork Brace Ideas??

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Have similar ideas, using 3/8" rnd, welded struts or a cobbled up, bolt-on version to see if there's any real gain.

30 to mid-40mph speeds just need a bit more rigidity, not necessarily a full fork replacement on low budget builds. One area where Hobbits suck, even if the wheels are true. Helps to know someone else was thinking down the same lines. ..Thx!

Re: Oh Hell Yes! (Up yours, CW!)

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Proof of concept from garage stuff: .. that's a 3/4" freeze plug.

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Shot from the hip fabbing everything so the angles, clamps, etc need some fine tuning.

Goal was a cheap, universal, bolt-on brace that could be moved between bikes.

Didn't want to start welding on stuff till it proved out.

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First wiggle test showed that all of the movement was now below the fork tubes.

Test ride was a big fat yahoo! Road with my hands off the bars....

Front end tracked straight, wander and wiggle free:

Cost for freeze plug: $2.99. Time to build and test: 3 hrs.

Triangles, bitch!

PS: The cover wouldn't stay on the seat, even with pro contact spray. Applied carpet tape around the metal edge and then pushed this door edge moulding over the seat cover... holding great so far.

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Re: Oh Hell Yes! (Up yours, CW!)

If you do decide to end up just welding a brace I used this one and it fit great!

https://www.treatland.tv/front-fork-stabilizer-p/front-fork-stabilizer.htm

It's cheap and is an actual brace. My hobbit went down during Midwest MopedGP and forks were still straight. Without it, I would have effed up my forks.

Re: Oh Hell Yes! (Up yours, CW!)

Also try some swimming pool patch adhesive on the seat cover.

Re: Oh Hell Yes! (Up yours, CW!)

> Sçütaur Rackęt Wrote:

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> Also try some swimming pool patch adhesive on the seat cover.

Good call. I think HH-66 works even better but both have similar composition. MEK solvent based "adhesives" actually chemically weld PVC.

Re: Oh Hell Yes! Crazy Wayne rock's

#CrazyWayne™ rocks. #CrazyWayne /

Some things are designed to flex with surrounding parts.

When it only has one overstressed Flex point that is where it bends, cracks......

Kind of like the fillit on a crankshaft.

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