Do I need a brace when installing a 4.3 gal. Clarke?

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Do I need a brace when installing a 4.3 gal. Clarke?

Post  brapp-alot-puss on Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:38 am

Hey guys, I just bought a 4.3 gal Clarke. I am wondering what the thoughts are on whether or not I should acquire a tank brace? Also if it requires a tank brace is that enough lateral impact protection to avoid a radiator brace? Also I am looking for an aluminum skid plate and frame guard for protection of rear master cylinder. Know anybody? Thanks a bunch!
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Re: Do I need a brace when installing a 4.3 gal. Clarke?

Post  mamacone on Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:48 am

The tanker brace makes the Clarke more rigid and provides additional protection for the radiators, I do not use radiator guards, at this point have not seen a need for them.
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Post  brapp-alot-puss on Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:00 am

Do you have frontal protection for your rads?
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Post  Mauser on Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:00 am

I have the Devol rad guards seem ok for stopping most direct impacts, not sure how good they are at stopping the rads from being crushed if the bike takes a heavy side fall.

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Post  Bump on Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:19 pm

the minimalist braces that Precision Concepts sells without any other useless stuff. Most of the "protection" causes more problems that it stop with a few exceptions like disc guards.
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