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How To install Fork Boots aka Gaiters
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Stichill Offline
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Post: #11
RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
Looks cool.

I realize this was done for the sake of appearance and nostalgia, but an argument could be made that it represents a "belt and suspenders" approach to preserving the surface integrity of the upper forks and keeps 100% of dirt out of the fork seals.

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04-30-2015 06:19 PM
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Headbanger02 Offline
Running Like a Top

Indiana
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Post: #12
RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
Decided this is along the line of RLET's and going to order Kaw gaiters, they just belong on the bike, Very nice "how to" Ferret....this forum is super great, you/all took all the guess work out, glad I didn't cheap out, it is kinda expensive, but I know I'm buying right the first time.
05-03-2015 09:43 AM
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The ferret Offline
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Post: #13
RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
Headbanger,, the Kaw boots though expensive are worth it. This pair has been on my Triumph (now my brothers Triumph) for 12 years and still look good.

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05-03-2015 12:32 PM
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johnnyj Offline
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oregon
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Post: #14
RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
Thanks very much for this, I just got done with the install on mine and am very pleased.

I know there was some Loctite on the caliper bolts and I believe the axle pinch bolts as well ( I broke an allen set trying to remove one of the pinch bolts for the axle bout never got that one off).

I torqued the bolts to the specs posted but wasn't sure if Loctite should have been used on any of these bolts I removed?

Thanks again for this awesome guide.
08-08-2015 07:52 PM
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TINK Offline
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So Cal
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Post: #15
RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
(05-03-2015 09:43 AM)Headbanger02 Wrote:  Decided this is along the line of RLET's and going to order Kaw gaiters, they just belong on the bike, Very nice "how to" Ferret....this forum is super great, you/all took all the guess work out, glad I didn't cheap out, it is kinda expensive, but I know I'm buying right the first time.

Good choice, Headbanger02.
"I", on the other hand, put the cheap British Customs gaiters on and after 6 months they were trash. Angry
Second time around I bought the Kawi gaiters and hope I don't have to take the forks off again for a very long time. Thumbs Up
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08-08-2015 10:54 PM
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kvdv Offline
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Post: #16
RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
(06-18-2014 11:36 AM)The ferret Wrote:  ...Reinstall abs sensor unit ( 3 bolts)...

Hi Ferret -
I just completed installation of those Kawi fork boots as per your excellent guide. They look fantastic and everything went perfectly, except when tightening the uppermost of the 3 ABS sensor mount bolts...I swear I was being very gentle but the top piece of the ABS sensor mount just broke right off when I snugged that top bolt. No huge catastrophe; for now I just cleared the broken piece out of the way, re-ran the ABS control wire outside the fork and zip-tied it in place. My question is, do you or does anyone else here know the part number for that ABS sensor mount/brace thingy? I don't have a shop manual and I struck out on an internet search... thanks, Karl
08-14-2015 12:32 PM
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The ferret Offline
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Post: #17
RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
Oh man, thats not good. Must have been pot metal. Will try and find the part number for you. in the meantime if you have both pieces and they match up, try some JB weld. Good stuff.

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08-14-2015 09:22 PM
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andreas63 Offline
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Franconia
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Post: #18
RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
Very Good Instruction with execellent Pictures
08-15-2015 12:52 AM
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Riko Offline
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Belgium
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Post: #19
RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
here the parts list
http://www.hondapartshouse.com/oemparts/...a-ac-parts

i am also interested to know wich part it is kvdv was refering to
08-15-2015 02:44 PM
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The ferret Offline
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Ohio
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RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
Believe it was # 10 in this diagram. About $50

http://www.hondapartshouse.com/oemparts/...cylinder-2

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08-15-2015 04:30 PM
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