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Source for fork boots?
« on: September 05, 2017, 12:48:35 AM »
Have not been able to find some fork boots for my upcoming RR L3 build.   Bike is a 2015 CB500x non-abs.

Hope I have the diameters and length correct: 41mm x60mm x 250mm.  Please correct me I am wrong.

Silicon rubber preferred but regular rubber would be a lot better than nothing.

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Re: Source for fork boots?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 01:03:50 AM »
Not exactly what you are looking for but I use Shock Sox.
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Re: Source for fork boots?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 09:36:01 AM »

I went with eBay.

Somewhere, and I can not find it at the moment, is a post, or video, by Jenny Morgan.  In it she specifies  Fork Gaiters of the size 42x60x250mm.   Just typed this into eBay and lots of options popped up.

Initially, I cable tied top and bottom.   I could not work out why the gaiters were collapsing and sticking to the forks.   Then I worked out that when the forks were compressing the air was being pushed out and not being able to get back in again.   So I did some research and discovered that some people put several small holes at the bottom of the gaiter to let the air in and out.  So I put three at the back just above the dust shield so water can drain out if it gets in.   If you put the holes at the top then the gaiter is in danger of filling with water.    I also removed the bottom cable tie.   The bottom stays in place and now I can also easily push it up to check the fork seals and apply oil to the forks for added protection.

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Re: Source for fork boots?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 10:22:58 PM »
Currently this seller on ebay has the droids you are looking for (42x60x250mm):

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Re: Source for fork boots?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 07:44:58 AM »
Are these droids split or wheel removal installation?
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Re: Source for fork boots?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 08:05:01 AM »
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Thanks for the link.  The gaiters are ordered. 

I am going to upgrade to SKF green fork seals/wipers and an All-Balls tapered roller bearing kit when I have the front end apart doing the L3 upgrade.  Anything else I should consider while I have the suspension systems apart? 

I am getting the preload adjusters for the front and rear and the rear shock protection tube in my order from RR that I am waiting for. 

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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2017, 10:38:42 AM »
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Thanks for the link.  The gaiters are ordered. 

I am going to upgrade to SKF green fork seals/wipers and an All-Balls tapered roller bearing kit when I have the front end apart doing the L3 upgrade.  Anything else I should consider while I have the suspension systems apart? 

I am getting the preload adjusters for the front and rear and the rear shock protection tube in my order from RR that I am waiting for.

Hi Bonaroo - yes, the taper-roller head bearings are certainly a good idea, I've not had trouble with the OEM fork seals and it's not essential to change them when you fit the fork internals (you don't have to separate the tubes) - unless you want to of course...

The R&G Shock [protection] Tube certainly works well to keep the shaft and spring (and seals) clean on the rear - that would have been the other thing I'd have suggested, but I see you're already one step ahead there ;o)

Have fun with your build, and you're welcome to get in touch if you have any further enquiries...

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Re: Source for fork boots?
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2017, 01:16:53 PM »
'Originally Posted by JMo'
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I've never seen this level of clear concise detailed documentation referred to as "tips".
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Re: Source for fork boots?
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2017, 02:04:40 PM »
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Are these droids split or wheel removal installation?
Thanks, T

Hi Tony - yes, you do need to slide the fork legs out of the triple clamps to fit the gaiters, but you can do that one at a time, once you've removed the front wheel and fender.

Thank you for your kind words too ;o)

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Re: Source for fork boots?
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2017, 05:13:27 PM »
Jenny,

The SKF seal/wiper upgrade is a big step down in stiction so plushness is enhanced.   Made a noticeable difference on my wr250r. 

 


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