The OEM fender acts as a "brace" of sorts, but it's flimsy and you can flex it with your hands - so that wasn't the answer either.
From the mouth of Hugh "We looked around the forums, talked to some of our racing customers, and found a serious lack for a proper fork brace. So off to the shop we went, after about 7 different designs and tests, the final HHB Fork Brace was born out of steel, sweat and even a little blood (careful folks, those metal 'burrs' are sharper than you think!)"
Behold, the HHB Fork Brace! Made from 100% USA Made Steel, fabricated entirely in house and fully TIG welded - it doesn't get much better than this!
60% Gloss Black Powdercoated Finish is durable and easy to maintain. Just the right amount of shine without overpowering the rest of your great looking XS650.
Made in the USA.