A stiff front end on a KLR is a good thing. I ordered up a Happy Trail fork brace to add a bit of precision to the KLR’s vague front end. It’s cheap it’s effective and it’s easy to install. First let’s look at some dual sport fork brace porn…=-)
Step 1: take off the end caps and loosen the centre bolts.
Step 2: lift the fork boots to expose the top of each fork leg.
Step 3: put brace loosely in place and ensure it’s sitting level on the top of each fork leg.
Step 4: install end caps and tighten evenly [no torque specs provided by Happy Trail]. Then tighten centre bolts evenly. Work suspension through full range and ensure there is no binding or interference.
I’ll provide a review of the Happy Trail KLR650 fork brace after I get some miles on my bike.