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Old 02-13-2006, 05:58 PM   #151
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LOVE the forkwraps (especially with fork brace) and would be interested in knowing more about those. Where from? $$$$$ ? Installation etc.
wheelnut, thanks for the kind words. The fork wraps cost $22.00, are full length and have a seam with a velcro closure so you don't have to pull the fork tubes.
I got them at the local m/c shop on Sat and there is a URL on the pack:

http://www.outerwearsracing.com/index.taf (the link works now! )

I thought they were quite a find, because I resigned myself to having to pull the tubes. The fork brace is a used RSW unit that I got on the DR650 Yahoo group.
Here's the link for that:
http://www.rswracing.com/dr650.htm
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Old 02-13-2006, 06:39 PM   #152
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That link just takes me to a home page of that company, and in searching all I could find are "shockwears" for the rear and no way to order them.



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wheelnut, thanks for the kind words. The fork wraps cost $22.00, are full length and have a seam with a velcro closure so you don't have to pull the fork tubes.
I got them at the local m/c shop on Sat and there is a URL on the pack:

http://www.outerwearsracing.com/index.taf (the link works now! )

I thought they were quite a find, because I resigned myself to having to pull the tubes. The fork brace is a used RSW unit that I got on the DR650 Yahoo group.
Here's the link for that:
http://www.rswracing.com/dr650.htm
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:34 PM   #153
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I hear ya, I looked around the site after I posted and got the same result. It says "White Brothers" on the fork wrap, so they may be marketed there.

I tried searching the site with their own description and p/n, no dice!

Here's the pack it came in: good luck!

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Old 02-13-2006, 07:53 PM   #154
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mine may not be the most tricked out, but is sure to be the ugliest All I need to do is figure out how to post a pic.
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:49 PM   #155
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The funny thing is, I'd really just like one of those shock covers, but I don't see any way to order. I guess they spent all their web design money on flash.

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I hear ya, I looked around the site after I posted and got the same result. It says "White Brothers" on the fork wrap, so they may be marketed there.

I tried searching the site with their own description and p/n, no dice!
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Old 02-14-2006, 01:47 PM   #156
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The funny thing is, I'd really just like one of those shock covers, but I don't see any way to order. I guess they spent all their web design money on flash.
It's frustrating, I would try your local m/c shop with the info in the .jpg above..If it's any help, I got mine at Cycle Shack North in Conroe, TX. I would call them if you strike out and talk to the parts guy. The fork wraps are out on the floor where the parts are on display.

http://www.cycleshacknorth.com/
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Old 02-15-2006, 05:05 PM   #157
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These are a bit slicker than outerwears. There is no velcro...you gotta pull the forks. But it looks nicer and fits snugger.
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Old 02-15-2006, 05:22 PM   #158
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These are a bit slicker than outerwears. There is no velcro...you gotta pull the forks. But it looks nicer and fits snugger.
I saw those too and almost ordered them, I guess I'm lazy 'cause I like not having to pull the fork tubes...
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Old 02-15-2006, 05:30 PM   #159
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First thing I thought when I saw those fork wraps was " I wonder if the mountain biking ones would work?"

Might be worth checking out! alot of the freeride style bikes are sporting HUGE forks by Marzoochi and others, and they just might work. Here is one source for them.
http://lizardskins.com/products/?type=mountain&product_line=suspension%20cover

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Old 02-15-2006, 06:41 PM   #160
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Does anyone have a long term review on these? I tried seal savers on my kdx and they trapped more dirt and shit than they kept out. Has anyone put some miles on these and pulled the fork to check things out?
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Old 02-15-2006, 06:51 PM   #161
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The standard gaiters can suck dirt in the ventilation holes under the right conditions. The advantage of the wraps with seams is they can be removed for cleaning. The big reason for these is to prevent divots on the fork tube leading edge which leads to fork seal damage/leaks from the abrasive action.

Now back to the subject of modded DR's...
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Old 02-15-2006, 06:53 PM   #162
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mine may not be the most tricked out, but is sure to be the ugliest All I need to do is figure out how to post a pic.
get a free photobucket.com acct and post from there...or smugmug...
I'd like to see it, variety is the spice of life.
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:47 PM   #163
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Old 02-18-2006, 07:29 AM   #164
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I just did some more stuff to the DR yesterday. I replaced the scrunched-up gaiters (forkbrace) with some forkwraps, installed my Dual-Star heated handgrip kit and put a Sylvania Silverstar H4 bulb in.
I notice that you didn't make any mods to the front fender to clear the fork brace. When the forks are fully compressed, does your fender still clear the brace? If it doesn't, aren't you worried about the fender pushing the brace down and catching the front tire?

BTW - nice looking DR!

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