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Old 01-16-2020, 07:40 PM
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XS11 Standard Fork Brace

Most of us know that TKAT retired a few years ago so his fantastic TKAT Fork Braces for XS100 Standards and Specials are no longer available.

There is a Tarozzi fork brace available for XS1100's but those are cast aluminum and to me are not appealing at all. http://www.fastfromthepast.com/fork-braces

However Marty (as in jetmechmarty) referred me to a posting and discussion on xs650.com about the FASTEC Fork Brace that fits on an XS1100 Standard.
So I bought one.

My new FASTEC Fork Brace in the Box then installed on my XS11E


What is odd is FASTEC does not (or did not in Oct / Nov) show any listing at all for XS1100 Fork Braces. You will notice from the invoice that this part is sold as a fork brace for a Suzuki GSX750.

Anyway, the guys over on xs650.com said the Part # FR10109 for the Suzuki GSX750 (Pol & Eng FR) had the same fit as for XS1100. A couple guys active on xs650.com had installed the Fastec on their XS11's and were very pleased. So on that advise and recommendation, I bought one.
Very Happy with the product

Fits nice just like the TKAT. Assembled tightly just like the TKAT. If you are looking for a Fork Brace for an XS1100 Standard I would recommend this one. Only trouble I had was the 4 top screws bottomed out in the on the threads in the crossover block (L & R of where FASTEC is engraved) so I had to use a thin washer so the screws weren't bottoming out before tightened to torque.

Hopefully some day they will fix their website and list Yamaha / XS1100
BTW, neither the companies direct website https://www.fastec-racing.co.uk/collections/fork-braces or their Ebay outlet lists XS1100. I recall that the brace I bought wasn't on the companies website products list but it was listed on Ebay. fwiw

Jeff
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Old 01-16-2020, 08:12 PM
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...Also, the Standard fork lowers are a few millimeters smaller in diameter than the Special fork lowers. So, with that, the fork brace Jeff has installed unfortunately will NOT work on XS11 Specials!.
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:43 PM
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…..plus fork brace for Specials have inner fork mount piece being a raised area in order for inner brace piece to clear top of fender as Special forks have a leading front axle mount.
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