Compression and rebound of the fork is obviously normal, but when you load up your bike and pull tight on those tie downs, those forks are staying compressed for an abnormal amount of time. Plus, there's usually still a little bit of travel left in the forks which allows the front of the bike to bounce around a bit.
With a fork support in place, the majority of the pressure is diverted from the forks, to the front tire and bottom of the triple clamps. Your forks will have minimal (if any) travel during transport and a good set of tie downs will ensure that the fork support stays in the correct position.
One other thing you can add to your bike transport arsenal, is a set offork bleeders. After you get your bike loaded up and tied down, you can use your fork bleeders to release the air pressure in the chamber(s) of the fork. Just be sure to equalize the fork pressure when you unload the bike and put it on the stand.
Overall, will a fork brace eliminate leaky fork seals? Probably not. But it will limit wear and tear on your forks during transport, and that's enough for me!
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