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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by rossphoto, Dec 24, 2007.
Is there an easy way to put on neoprene fork gaiters on a 640adv?
One company made them with velcro, they simply wrap around the tubes, no disassembly, forget who it was,,,, Easier to clean too, though I'd guess they allow a little more dirt in than the regular style.
No there isnt.. unless you got the velcro kind
remove wheel ,brake caliper(s) speedo sensor.. loosen triple clamp bolts, drop one leg at the time slide em on from the top down
found them, fork skins available through parts unlimited from what I see
Protect expensive suspension components from rocks, mud, sand, and all other types of roost
Made of flexible 2mm neoprene and held on by industrial-grade hook-and-loop material
Easy to install
Fork skins are sold in sets of four
Seal skins are sold in pairs
For 125cc or larger
Do the gaiters really help keep the forks? Is it worth using them?
Thanks, theyre going on tomorrow...
Merry Christmas all...
Touratech sells gaiters with velcro, so you just wrap them around the forks and you're done.
Thanks again. Just went and put on the KTM gatiers. Took about forty minutes. Nothin like working on your bike Christmas eve to relax... Goin for a chilly ride in the morning. Can't wait...
Don't install them full length, they will bind on the lower rock guards and limit suspension travel, yes they are worth it even short, also pry off the dust seals and pack the area under them with grease and put the dust seal back in place.
Use a heat gun or hair drier to heat the dust seals to help get them loose.
This is all per Creeper who I learned the trick from. It works in my book.
You will experience a fine smear of grease on the tubes but don't worry, it doesn't hurt. This system saw me from Wisconsin to Germany via the Gobi desert in Mongolia and all of Russia last summer, probably 7-8K of dirt, rock, sand , gravel, plus plenty of broken pavement and no seal or tube failures.
Yes to that... I had a pair of full length KTM ones on mine but when compressed and all the air comes out of them they create enough of their own suction to prevent the forks from fully extending. I cut them in half and made 2 pairs of shorties. Work great.
Thanks for that info. Ill be sure to cut them down.
Put them (shorties) on my KLX300 and love them. They were HARD to get on even though I got the ones for the 43mm forks (which they are). Next time I get the velcro or buy the regulars for 46mm to facilitate the fitup. They have kept EVERYTHING out of the seals.
Second guessing me huh.
Ha... Never. Just being cool to my other ADV riders. Need to rebuild the rep after my run in with God. Oh I mean John the TM
The straight and narrow from here on out eh?
Yup being banned sucks and it interrupts my attempt to make 20,000 + posts...
Kriega makes them also.Velcro and a zip ty,you put them on without tearing anything down.stv