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Feb 10

Posts: 3

RichBeale says:

Fork gaiters on trail bike

I'm restoring a 1979 Honda XR 250 trail bike. The front fork sliders are in good condition and before i go off road i am uncertain as to whether to fit fork gaiters ... Do they keep the mud out or moisture in.. and hence rust the stanchions ? Many thanks Rich

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Jan 04

Posts: 855

fogie says:

fork gaiters

Simple enough just to hold them in place with a couple of zip-ties, then you can chop the ties now and then, and clean/polish the stanchions......  :wink:

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Mar 09

Posts: 8936

jaffa90 says:


Long time ago,mine had a breather/drain hole at the bottom rear facing.It`s not the mud it`s the grit/gravel that can damage/chip the stanchions,

It would be ideal if you could just lift them up from the bottom and check for dryness. 

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