Replacement fork gaitors

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Replacement fork gaitors

Postby barney01 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:09 pm

Just bought these for my 550. Anoraks will notice that there are less than 13 pleats but at £29 a go less than OEM at Francos £83.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Suzuki-G ... 7403753001
They seem very good quality!

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Re: Replacement fork gaitors

Postby stevewharton » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:51 pm

I've had some on my "A" model for about twenty years, since I had the fork legs re-chromed and thought they would protect them from the elements and stone chips.
I also thought the fork legs look very thin and flimsy on a hefty bike like the kettle and the gaiters cure that problem with ease.
Another one for the purists to complain about :roll:
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Re: Replacement fork gaitors

Postby wardy » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:15 am

I agree Steve.. I've had my bike since 2005 and always had them on. I'd rather protect my fork legs.
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Re: Replacement fork gaitors

Postby PaulD738 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:40 am

Not sure it was the same seller but I bought a set for my T500. Apart from being a little slack where they fit over the groove in the fork bottoms they are indistinguishable from the originals and as Barney pointed out a lot cheaper.
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Re: Replacement fork gaitors

Postby barney01 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:18 pm

Put gaitor on today excellent quality. Very pleased!
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Re: Replacement fork gaitors

Postby stupot » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:03 pm

I cant put one of them bran new ones on Rusto it will be lob sided. what have you done with your old ones ?
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Re: Replacement fork gaitors

Postby Alan H » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:22 pm

You should be ashamed of yourself Barney. Fit proper ones and never mind the cost!
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Re: Replacement fork gaitors

Postby stevewharton » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:38 am

Alan H wrote:You should be ashamed of yourself Barney. Fit proper ones and never mind the cost!
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"Never mind the cost!!!" Have you bumped your head Alan???
They're not "Fish scales" they're "Dragon scales" right!!!

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Re: Replacement fork gaitors

Postby Alan H » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:56 am

I did actually Steve, - last week in Malta - and I've been spending money since. :(
Very little 'thatch' to act as padding when the old noggin gets attacked by a metal ladder (don' ask!) :shock:
Hopefully, I'll be better soon! :?

Regards the gaiters though, I dropped on them with a load of other stuff and they were a quid apiece. 8-)
Proof that four strokes are over complicated

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Re: Replacement fork gaitors

Postby stevewharton » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:12 am

I knew you didn't really mean "never mind the cost".
And I thought you were having a mid??? life crisis ;)
They're not "Fish scales" they're "Dragon scales" right!!!


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