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How To install Fork Boots aka Gaiters
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kvdv Offline
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RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
(08-15-2015 04:30 PM)The ferret Wrote:  Believe it was # 10 in this diagram. About $50

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

Yes, part 10 is the one. That uppermost bolt hole is located at the tip of a pretty narrow neck, and a little too much torque applied up there will snap the end right off. The funny thing is I noticed how fragile it looked so I was being careful...who knows, maybe it was over tightened at the factory and already was cracked? Anyway, I'm chalking it up as a learning experience and will have it remedied soon (in the meantime, zip-tie to the rescue!!) - kvdv
08-16-2015 07:17 AM
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Rocky Offline
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RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
While I'm very sorry this happened to you, all of us I'm sure, appreciate you telling us about this possible problem.
Top marks to you for coming forward Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
Things like this is why I appreciate this forum so much.

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08-16-2015 08:11 AM
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popgun Offline
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RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
(08-08-2015 07:52 PM)johnnyj Wrote:  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.

The book says use locking agent on the threads. Its not in the service procedure section, its in the general information with the torque specs.

(08-16-2015 07:17 AM)kvdv Wrote:  
(08-15-2015 04:30 PM)The ferret Wrote:  Believe it was # 10 in this diagram. About $50

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

Yes, part 10 is the one. That uppermost bolt hole is located at the tip of a pretty narrow neck, and a little too much torque applied up there will snap the end right off. The funny thing is I noticed how fragile it looked so I was being careful...who knows, maybe it was over tightened at the factory and already was cracked? Anyway, I'm chalking it up as a learning experience and will have it remedied soon (in the meantime, zip-tie to the rescue!!) - kvdv

If I'm looking at the manual right, the torque spec is only 23ft lbs. I have non-abs so can't look, but its a bummer it broke and is a $50 part on that Honda parts site.

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08-16-2015 08:11 AM
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Riko Offline
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Post: #24
RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
(08-16-2015 08:11 AM)popgun Wrote:  
(08-08-2015 07:52 PM)johnnyj Wrote:  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.

The book says use locking agent on the threads. Its not in the service procedure section, its in the general information with the torque specs.


wich page?
08-16-2015 10:42 AM
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popgun Offline
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Post: #25
RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
In the '13 service manual, page 1-13. Under Hydraulic Brake

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08-16-2015 10:55 AM
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Riko Offline
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RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
hmm, online I only found a 2012 manual wich I am looking at:
http://www.hme-tc.be/TRG_LIB/NM2013/CB11...OM_ENG.pdf

no chapter division such as 1-13
08-16-2015 11:04 AM
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popgun Offline
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RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
Riko, that is an owners manual. I am referring to the service manual.

If you come to a fork in the road, take it!
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08-16-2015 11:48 AM
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johnnyj Offline
Break-In Period

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RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
Thanks popgun, I appreciate it. Just bought some Loctite blue I can put to use.
08-17-2015 02:35 PM
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Riko Offline
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RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
aaight my bad
08-17-2015 03:37 PM
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JF Coastal Offline
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Post: #30
RE: Installing Fork Boots aka Gaiters
Thanks Ferret, I just got done with the install and it was super easy due to this thread. Much appreciated, I owe you a beer !!

JF

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12-11-2015 03:03 PM
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