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dbd_1964
10th November 2006, 03:48
Probably a naive question in the 'projects' section but didn't know where else to post..

I want to install the black rubber fork boots ''gator boots" on my bike to give it an ol school look. My question is, do the stock chrome dust covers have to be taken off or does the rubber fit over them?

thanks.
dbd

Roadster_Rider
10th November 2006, 04:04
You can simply put it over the stock dust covers, i've been meaning to do this myself.

dbd_1964
11th November 2006, 06:03
thanks for the tip!

Johnny Wolf
12th January 2007, 18:25
I've found these on e-bay but they ar 11" long? Where can I find shorter ones? I believe someone posted to use "Jeep" off road shock dust covers?

Johnny Wolf
12th January 2007, 21:32
I've found these on e-bay but they ar 11" long? Where can I find shorter ones? I believe someone posted to use "Jeep" off road shock dust covers?





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jalldredge
12th January 2007, 21:44
I think this is what you are looking for. in red or black
http://www.jpcycles.com/productgroup.aspx?GID=DC7A561B-C820-4318-9084-F2636A4E48AA I hope this works. I'm old school and technically challenged!

Johnny Wolf
12th January 2007, 21:56
I think this is what you are looking for. in red or black
http://www.jpcycles.com/productgroup.aspx?GID=DC7A561B-C820-4318-9084-F2636A4E48AA I hope this works. I'm old school and technically challenged!


Yes thanks....and "DUH" I have the JP catalog under my work bench.:doh

theoldog
13th January 2007, 00:16
I bought a set off ebay for 39MM forks. I also installed a set on my FXR (softtail front end, ebay purchase, cut about 4" off of them). Recently installed the ones on the sporty, already had the tube assemblies off. They slide over the chrome dust cover-I used spray adhesive to make sure they stayed put.

Johnny Wolf
13th January 2007, 01:09
I bought a set off ebay for 39MM forks. I also installed a set on my FXR (softtail front end, ebay purchase, cut about 4" off of them). Recently installed the ones on the sporty, already had the tube assemblies off. They slide over the chrome dust cover-I used spray adhesive to make sure they stayed put.

I wondered about cutting them (E-bay ones) because they are cheap but 11". Cool, thanks!:D

dbd_1964
13th January 2007, 04:32
anybody have pics with them installed?

risotteria
13th January 2007, 05:25
take a look at mine, secured with hose clamps

83XLX
13th January 2007, 05:31
Here are some on my '83, but it has 35mm forks. This will be more helpful to folks with 35mm forks, but here's the hot setup. Go to your local Honda dealer and order fork boots for a GB500. They fit like they were made for the bike. You remove the dust covers and these snap into the grooves on the slider. Not cheap, but they're "factory" looking.

socal1200R
13th January 2007, 05:50
Here's a couple of pics of the rubber fork boots on my 1200R:

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/FlamesSolo1.jpg

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/RB_RamFlo1.JPG

I got them from an indy shop in Norfolk (VA). They found them in some kind of HD NOS catalog. They weren't cheap, something like $40, but they look factory stock.