Replacement fork gaitors

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barney01
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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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