It is possible to brace up those forks once you remove the stock fender..... Here is HoW!!
Go to wpsracing.com and look for this.
Ultima Fork Brace, Chrome Kool Kat Style, Fits Wide Glide Front Ends MW29K164Regular price: $28.99Sale price:
DO NOT GET IT FROM EBAy... It will cost $50
Buy directly from their webpage wpsracing.com
Install is simple
1) Remove stock fender
2) Use front brake line bracket as a template to mark the new holes for correct spacing on new brace ( since it is made for a HD the bolt spacing is a little too spread out... However there is plenty of room to punch two more holes in it to fit the spacing on our forks
3) Then simply bolt the bracket up. It will need to be spread just a little bit, but in my experience as I tighten the bolts it did that for me with ease. Not worries of damage to the forks either.
4) I used the stock front hole of bracket and then drilled new holes to match fork, this seem to provide the cleanest install look.
I have a spare upper triple tree that I plan on using...cut/grind off what I don't need and use what's left near the lowers.
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If you've got a welder (machine) or Welder (person) handy shouldn't be hard to fab something out that would be even more substantial and would shine up real nice. I'm envisioning round or square tube and flats. With a little creativity could make it look like a repeat of the HONDA logo above or maybe stick some other badge on it. Get your hands on a CNC mill and knock out a REBEL badge. Heck that's amateur stuff compared to custom built wheels.