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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-28-2017, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Looks good! You'd think they would've photoshopped out that fancy tire lettering though

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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-28-2017, 08:30 PM
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Yeah! That tire lettering is off base.
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post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-28-2017, 08:37 PM
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Way too expensive for those...

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So the best to put these is how? Someone mentioned you take of the wheels then slide them up??
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I'm not sure. I've watched videos of other bikes where they took off the wheel, brake, disassembled the fork, then put them on.

I know Shorty put a set on his bike.. maybe he can detail the steps required?

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post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-28-2017, 09:45 PM
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I wonder just how much force it would take to install them by undoing the crown pinch bolts and compressing one stanchion and slipping the boot on.

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post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-29-2017, 07:43 AM
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I have an electric hoist in my garage so I just took off the brake caliper on the front and lifted the front end off the ground with the hoist. Take off the blinkers ( you may be able to just loosen them). Loosen the bolts that hold the forks to the tree and slide them out. It was very easy. get a buddy or wife to help slide the boots on after you slide the forks out.
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So does having a fork cover mean the fork never has to be cleaned again? I would imagine it'll be a PITA to do so.
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post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-24-2018, 01:09 AM
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This is how I got the fork boots on my girlfriend's Rebel. I had to suspend the bike from hooks mounted to the ceiling. I also wrapped the top of the forks in black vinyl because it's cheap and pretty easy. I attached a picture with the finished product after putting it all back together.

So far these seem to be the best option.
https://www.dimecitycycles.com/catal...win+Fork+Boots

The boots sold by Steady Garage are big and clunky and I don't think they look as good.
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This is how I got the fork boots on my girlfriend's Rebel. I had to suspend the bike from hooks mounted to the ceiling. I also wrapped the top of the forks in black vinyl because it's cheap and pretty easy. I attached a picture with the finished product after putting it all back together.

So far these seem to be the best option.
https://www.dimecitycycles.com/catal...win+Fork+Boots

The boots sold by Steady Garage are big and clunky and I don't think they look as good.
Looks good!
Also a sexy little exhaust piece you've got there, what is that? Got a link?

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