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Offline uku383

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Fork Gaiters for 2019 X?
on: March 14, 2019, 10:26:59 PM
Hi All

I'm planning to buy a 2019 model, and want to put fork gaiters on immediately. Is anyone able to recommend a product or at least advise what size I should order?

I suspect that with the 19" front wheel, the size might be different to what people use for the 'series 1' bikes.

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Re: Fork Gaiters for 2019 X?
Reply #1 on: August 07, 2019, 03:24:20 AM
I have the same question. Any recommendations for sizing for a 2019?
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Re: Fork Gaiters for 2019 X?
Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 04:04:44 AM
These are the ones I would recommend:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-New-Motorcycle-Fork-Gaiters-42x60x250mm-more-avail/390238349947

Same as all years - they fit the standard travel 17" front wheel bikes and the LEVEL 2 Rally-Raid bikes, while the 2019 bike is somewhere in the middle travel wise of course.

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Re: Fork Gaiters for 2019 X?
Reply #3 on: August 07, 2019, 04:06:37 AM
Thank you for the speedy response
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Re: Fork Gaiters for 2019 X?
Reply #4 on: April 21, 2020, 08:15:31 PM
*Originally Posted by JMo [+]
These are the ones I would recommend:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-New-Motorcycle-Fork-Gaiters-42x60x250mm-more-avail/390238349947

Same as all years - they fit the standard travel 17" front wheel bikes and the LEVEL 2 Rally-Raid bikes, while the 2019 bike is somewhere in the middle travel wise of course.
Thanks Jenny.

Bought these. Just installed them. Nice fit.

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Re: Fork Gaiters for 2019 X?
Reply #5 on: April 21, 2020, 10:04:36 PM
*Originally Posted by Jamie Z [+]
Thanks Jenny.

Bought these. Just installed them. Nice fit.

Any pics with the installed? Thanks  :062:

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Re: Fork Gaiters for 2019 X?
Reply #6 on: April 22, 2020, 01:01:37 AM
Here they are right after installation.



Looks like I might have to cut a vent in each one as they folded over after my first test ride from the pressure. Or maybe they’re too long and getting crushed. They are a bit on the long side, but it does look like they should work.

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Re: Fork Gaiters for 2019 X?
Reply #7 on: April 22, 2020, 01:05:19 AM
Thanks for the pic they look good  :062:

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Re: Fork Gaiters for 2019 X?
Reply #8 on: April 22, 2020, 10:07:48 AM
I did wonder if 250 long might be too much on std suspension.

The stock 2019 bike has 135mm of travel
add 20mm for the overlap of the fork lower
total 155mm

I would be looking for something between 170 and 200mm

Something like this
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Short-FORK-GAITERS-42-x-60-x-80-200mm-NEW-Universal-for-BMW-K-BSA-Project/372061198700?hash=item56a093596c:g:EVkAAOSwo3xcb-Az

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Re: Fork Gaiters for 2019 X?
Reply #9 on: April 22, 2020, 07:31:57 PM
*Originally Posted by CBRDEAN0 [+]
I did wonder if 250 long might be too much on std suspension.

The stock 2019 bike has 135mm of travel
add 20mm for the overlap of the fork lower
total 155mm

I would be looking for something between 170 and 200mm

Something like this
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Short-FORK-GAITERS-42-x-60-x-80-200mm-NEW-Universal-for-BMW-K-BSA-Project/372061198700?hash=item56a093596c:g:EVkAAOSwo3xcb-Az

Yes, it's the 42/60mm dimension which is more important (to stop them dragging) - the 250mm length is primarily recommended for the longer travel L2 RR bikes (170mm travel).

As I recall someone also used some short gaiters for a Harley 883 sportster? and also a Triumph Bonneville in the past on standard travel bikes...

for info. 2019 bikes have 150mm travel (well, that's what the spec says - the measured swept distance is more like 141mm according to John who actually measured the 2019 damper rods), so a little longer than the stock 2013-18 travel bikes, which was 135mm.

What you don't want is them too short of course, otherwise at full extension there danger is they pop off the fork lowers (or drag down the stanchions).

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