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Old 27th July 2007
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Default fork gaiters on a 1990 883 non hugger? anyone do this?

i have seen folks with later sportsters try nightster gaiters, i have seen some gaiters on extended front ends, but how about stock older evo sporties?

anyone got a comment or two?

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i have seen folks with later sportsters try nightster gaiters, i have seen some gaiters on extended front ends, but how about stock older evo sporties?

anyone got a comment or two?

thanks.
I believe the '90's have the same forks as mine...???
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YA WOLF, i beleive they are, and i have seen yours. i havent been able to tell how you attached them because of the black sliders. despite click to enlarge , i just cant tell how the boot is pulled over the seal cover or what.

whats the details?
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I have installed Nightster gaitors on my Sporty. If I still had it lowered 2 " there would be no gap and it would look like the Nightster. It is lowered 1" and there is about an inch gap on the fork tube between the top of the rubber and the triple tree. It's not too noticeable, or maybe I'm just trying to fool myself. The rubber fits fairly tightly around the fork tube at the top. At the bottom, I had to remove the chrome ring that covers/protects the rubber seal at the top of the fork slider tube so the gaiter would slip over the end of the tube and stay in place. It works fairly well. I check the gaiters every so often to make sure they are still over the end of the fork tube slider and pull them down as necessary.
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OK, so I don't have stock length forks.

I use black zip ties to secure mine, but they are sized correctly for my forks and lowers.
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I have installed Nightster gaitors on my Sporty. If I still had it lowered 2 " there would be no gap and it would look like the Nightster. It is lowered 1" and there is about an inch gap on the fork tube between the top of the rubber and the triple tree. It's not too noticeable, or maybe I'm just trying to fool myself. The rubber fits fairly tightly around the fork tube at the top. At the bottom, I had to remove the chrome ring that covers/protects the rubber seal at the top of the fork slider tube so the gaiter would slip over the end of the tube and stay in place. It works fairly well. I check the gaiters every so often to make sure they are still over the end of the fork tube slider and pull them down as necessary.
They come with black zip ties that attach on the top side. The bottom of the gaiter is larger and just slides over the top of the slider.

Hope that clears it up...???
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Johnny Wolf,

Thanks for letting me know about the zip tie! I will try it and see if it makes a difference.
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OK, so I don't have stock length forks.

I use black zip ties to secure mine, but they are sized correctly for my forks and lowers.
how did you go about sizing them?
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hey hawgsaw i have honda postie bike gaiters on mine ..they were dirt cheap but they sit in the top part of the fork and just float on the bottom i have about 3 turns of electrical tape (leky tape here in oz) around the top inside the gaiter to hold it up and have never had problem with them >> will try and post a pik
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