GS/A LC Fork Tube Covers?

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  1. taz_va

    taz_va Long timer

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    Anyone know of any fork tube covers out there? Been thinking about putting that on my hitlist at some point, for added protection to keep the seal safe. I'm sure there's some universals out there, I'm mostly interested in knowing of any specific products for our rides.
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  2. HpiRally

    HpiRally Believes in Bigfoot

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    Dont bother. I heard the forks break before the seals need to be replaced.



    *snicker*
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  3. taz_va

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    Lol, well this could be true.. but I am still curious. Odds are I'll just use a universal one.
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    Of main importance is protection of the fork tubes, rather than merely the seals. Who makes a good old fashioned rubber accordion that will fit?
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  5. taz_va

    taz_va Long timer

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    That's what I'm asking for. Maybe I got the terminology wrong. I can find them all day long for the cylinder, but was hard pressed to find them for the tube for our bikes. I have found some universals, however.

    This is what I'm meaning:
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    Dogslobber Been here awhile

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    Snks Been here awhile

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    Something like this. These Velcro on. IMG_3512.PNG
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    Those only cover the seal area. The ones in the link I posted cover the entire fork tube, I think that was what he was looking for. From what I understand from my MX buddies the dirt skins work better on an inverted fork.
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  10. taz_va

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    Thanks for all of the links, very informative. The bellows were what I had in mind originally too, but totally forgot to check ebay haha.
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  11. taz_va

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    Following up on this, I ended up going with Seal Savers. I was intrigued enough to try out their Zippered version first, and when I get a chance this spring, will move over to their normal slip-on version which requires popping the stanchion off of the tree.

    Cost was around $24 I believe.
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    Dogslobber Been here awhile

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    My buddie runs those on his GSA. His advice is to remove and clean them often, and the area that they cover. He said without fail after every off-road ride. He said it's super fast and easy with the zippered option.
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  13. JR356

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    Was on the Hippo Hands site the other day,saw that they are making fork covers now.

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