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Moto Smith

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I'm looking to put some accordion rubber gaiters or boots on my forks to protect the chrome tubes. We have a goodly amount of chipped roads in the area.

I don't see any listed for the K-series of bikes. With the fork brace, the gaiter would have to replace the current rubber parts to fit - or be placed above them.

I cannot see any thread in this forum other than for neoprene boots.

Do other BMW models (that have boots) fit the K-series forks? My forks have the front rib.

Cheers, M

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charlie99

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there may be other places ....but have a look at motobins

http://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts.php?model=K Series

in the forks section


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Moto Smith

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Great price, thank you. Any problems with the fit on the bottom tube?

Cheers, M

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Oldgoat

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I'm going to be out in the garage so I'll get a pic of it...



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Moto Smith

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@Oldgoat wrote:I'm going to be out in the garage so I'll get a pick of it...

Did you see that Triumph now has a Steve McQueen limited edition Bonny out now? - just looking at your picture.

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Oldgoat

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No, I didn't know about that? Sweet! Very Happy

    

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Ohh, yah!!

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Oldgoat

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Just confirmed with my 75 forks and the fit is very good. Very Happy

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Moto Smith

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@Oldgoat wrote:Just confirmed with my 75 forks and the fit is very good. Very Happy

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Thank you.

I had a modern era Bonny for about 30,000 miles - the quality is excellent. I couldn't get it to fit right for long distance - seat, bars - it didn't matter what I swapped out, I felt like I was being cut in half under the shoulder blades.
It was my 4th Bonny in 30 years.
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Oldgoat

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Nice looking ride M! What are your dimensions if you don't mind me asking?


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Moto Smith

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@Oldgoat wrote:Nice looking ride M! What are your dimensions if you don't mind me asking?


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5' 10" 200lbs - reasonably fit - just ran 3 miles.
Longer legs, shorter torso - a bit tight in the upper body (I think that was the problem) as I've been swinging a hammer for 35 years.

The build quality was great - I warped the front rotor coming down from rabbit ears pass in CO from 11,600' -But that was fully loaded and behaving like an idiot.

It runs the same tires as the K bike.

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Oldgoat

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Thanks for sharing mate! That's just about my build minus 50#. Still looks like it would be a blast for tearing around town on shorter trips...


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Inge K.

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About gaiters, check last post in this thread.

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bushyintas

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Hi M,

I made a set of fork protectors from a pair of 50mm pvc pipe fittings and a small length of 50mm pipe to protect the chrome sections.

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the verticle section protrudes far enough forward to clear the bottom of the tripple where the shocks attach.

I know you asked for rubber gaiters, but there's always an alternative, especially if you ask on this forum

regards Bushy

    

Oldgoat

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Nice work Bushy! Cool

    

Moto Smith

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Indeed, very nice. Thanks Bushy


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MikeisonTV

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Oldgoat, I just bought a pair for the gaiters off your Amazon link to put on my K100 cafe project! Great price, thank u for sharing the link...did they come with clamps or u have to order them separately? Cheers


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mawhera

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nice one re gaiters, thanks bushy and all. / thought of fixing some from fairing sunderside hanging down in front of the slider similar to bushy's, plastic tube cut in half long ways ?


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TacKler

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Great idea Bushy. I think you are a genius. Just don't tell me you stole the idea from someone else. Fork boots (gaiters) - to protect chrome tubes 112350


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