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Gaiters Installed
« on: December 03, 2012, 11:29:54 pm »
Gaiters installed-
They are pretty cool-Large at bottom & tapered to top.
Might have to shorten-
Do I have the speedo cable guide installed correctly?
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Re: Gaiters Installed
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 11:48:03 pm »
Cool old school. Where'd you get them and that idea?
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Re: Gaiters Installed
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 12:20:11 am »
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Do I have the speedo cable guide installed correctly?

I cant tell at the wheel.  However at the frame I ditched that wire clip on the lower triple clamp years ago.  I fastened the speedo cable directly to the black frame tube with a heavy duty black zip tie.  The cable makes a nice straight line up to the speedo.  The zip tie has been there for seven without fail.
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Re: Gaiters Installed
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 12:52:11 am »
If you don't want severe binding when the forks are compressed, you'll probably have to shorten the gaiters. Here's a suggestion for supporting the top after cutting:
http://web.ncf.ca/ag136/forkGaiters.htm

and on an EX250
http://web.ncf.ca/ag136/EX250/mediium.html

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Re: Gaiters Installed
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 02:35:43 am »
George, are you running a mix of engine oil in the forks?
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Re: Gaiters Installed
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012, 03:06:24 am »
 I am old school all the way.The idea came from a "Survival Rat" concept that I have.I am using the Connie as a platform to build off of. I got them here:http://www.ebay.com/itm/110979533872?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
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Re: Gaiters Installed
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 02:09:53 pm »
...... Where'd you get them .....

Many bike shops / internet sellers carry "Daystar" brand fork boots for the MX crowd, lotsa colors and sizes (Google is your friend).  Sorry, I can't find the record of what model I used but the top of the boot/gaiter was a perfect snug fit on the Connie fork, just use a zip-tie to hold 'em up and they've not moved.  I trimmed 'em to length at the bottom and stole George's 'milk carton washer' idea, but since I had the KB brace which is tapped for a fork shield I used those screws/holes to hold the 'washer'/boot down at the bottom.    HTH

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Re: Gaiters Installed
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012, 02:14:46 pm »
I used the bellows from a set of voyager XII rear shocks. steve
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Re: Gaiters Installed
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2012, 07:08:00 pm »
George, are you running a mix of engine oil in the forks?
Yes, a mix of 10W and 20W to approximate 15W. The factory manual recommends SAE10W20. As the second number is applicable at engine temperatures, only the first number is significant at fork temperatures.