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FAC fork dumpers on a SP 1000 question

Discussion in 'Loop & Tonti' started by ARVENO, Mar 11, 2013.

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    ARVENO Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I'd think about putting gaiters on - the forks will last quite a bit longer and it gives the bike a retro look. The ones on my lemans are, I think, OEM BMW.
     
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    T Bill Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Agree on gaiters. I put replacement wiper boots on a few years ago, and the rubber was too soft. The wiper edge rolled under instead of sliding. The stock shocks I put in with them failed after a few thousand miles, so I put gaiters on when I took those out and put in Bitubos.
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    Thank you for your input , i was talking over the phone the other day with Gordon ( MGcycle ) regarding the two rubber fork wipers they sells , he told me the economic ones are made of too soft rubber....telling me exactly what you just said.
    He suggested to buy the "expensive" ones because the compound they are made is stiffer and closer to the original one.

    I obviously got the ones he suggested me to buy....will see how long they will last....( if they fail i will got with the gators )

    thanks
    Marco

    http://www.mgcycle.com/product_info.php?products_id=551

    http://www.mgcycle.com/product_info.php ... ts_id=3053
     
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    Maybe I should give Gordon a call. When I bought my wipers(several years ago), I don't recall a choice between cheap crap and more expensive stuff that actually works.
     
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