650GS Twin Fork Gaiters

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  1. blackie

    blackie Still Hibernating

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    I'm thinking of getting the fork gaiters from Wunderlich. Anyone tried something similar yet? I have neoprene short ones from some other place but it doesn't seem to want to stay on and I don't like the way it rubs against the fork. If dirt gets into the gap between it and the fork it will scratch the tubes for sure.

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  2. huckleberry

    huckleberry BACK ROAD BOMBER

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    i was thinking of this myself let me know how they work out. What crash bars do you have on there?
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  3. blackie

    blackie Still Hibernating

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    That pic I borrowed from Wunderlich :D bars are theirs
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    Blackie -- Do you have a direct url for the gaiters? I looked over their site for F650GS twin stuff and didn't see them anywhere. -- alonzo
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  5. lesman

    lesman Live easy, Brake Hard

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    I bought a set of Rancho gaiters. Assorted colors.....cheap
    Check it out as an alternative. Summit Racing may have them also.







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    dholaday Been here awhile

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    JRWooden Long timer

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    I hadn't thought about it much yet (still on cup-of-coffee #1), but ...

    Gaiter installation is going to required dropping the fork tubes out of the triple clamps yes? :huh
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  11. RobTheRigger

    RobTheRigger Killing threads here since 2008

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    I want to add gaiters too, but I have two questions: One; The bike on the Santa Cruz BMW/Wunderlich page shows gaiters on the bike, but doesn't list them. Where the heck are the correct ones for the twin? And two; There were all kinds of dire warnings about the single F650GS overheating because gaiters interrupted airflow to the radiator. Are there going to be similar issues with the twin? Any clue to these, Blackie?

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  12. blackie

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    The part is not in NA yet but I hear they are on their way. Part # is 2 posts up ;)

    Well since we are the pioneering bunch of twin owners only one way to find out about the overheating, if there is any :p

    Alternatively instead of gaiters, that little shield Wunderbar has might do the trick.
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