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Old 02-25-2013, 10:04 PM   #74086
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What are you guys using for Fork leg cover after you factory lower the front?

Squashing in the OEM gaiters?

Dirt Skins? Any good?

or what?
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:25 PM   #74087
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The factory gaiters work fine.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:49 PM   #74088
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Anybody use dirtskins?
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:49 PM   #74089
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The factory gaiters work fine.
even with the permanent 2" squash?
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:19 AM   #74090
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even with the permanent 2" squash?
Yep when i lowered mine the standard gaiters worked fine. Later put on seal savers just for asthetics.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:43 AM   #74091
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Factory gaiters are the ticket, in my opinion. I used skins on another bike and they are plenty nice, but you have to take care to install them securely in order to keep them in place and check them frequently to make sure they haven't slipped. With factory gaiters you're good to go.

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Old 02-26-2013, 06:28 AM   #74092
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Had one of those ATV wrap around tank bags I cut up and stapled to the back side of the seat. Works perfect for wallet, cell and camera type stuff.

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Old 02-26-2013, 07:31 AM   #74093
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even with the permanent 2" squash?
Yes.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:33 AM   #74094
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I would get some professional help on the rebuild. There are SO MANY places to make mistakes ... even for guys with experience.

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Clean plates with oil, wipe off very well. Soak plates in clean oil for 2 - 3 hours before install. DO NOT use synthetic oil in new engine.

I would be more worried about metal bits still inside the engine, oil lines, Oil pump, oil cooler/hoses. Flush it all out a couple times with cheap oil or oil and Kerosene mix before running. Do an Engine oil and filter change after 20 miles. (to be safe). Another at 200 miles. Best of luck ... but luck won't help really. Get a pro to help out.
Thanks for the advice! I actually got an entire bottom end from someone who was parting out their bike. I'm just swapping my cylinder, piston, head, and clutch onto the new bottom end. Much easier since I don't have to split the cases or worry about the metal bits still in the bottom end. I will be taking your advice regarding oil/filter changes anyway though. I've got a couple of very experienced inmates that are helping me out with this project. It's already stripped down and we will be starting to put it back together as soon as my wrist pin and rings get here.

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Old 02-26-2013, 08:21 AM   #74095
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Anybody use dirtskins?
I have a set of these I just got from ProCycle. They work fine. I'll admit I preferred the previous ones I got from them that were one-piece (you had to remove the fork tubes to install them)... these have velcro, so it takes a little patience to get them just right. Then secure with zipties.

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Old 02-26-2013, 11:09 AM   #74096
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Anybody use dirtskins?
I am too.
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Factory gaiters are the ticket, in my opinion. I used skins on another bike and they are plenty nice, but you have to take care to install them securely in order to keep them in place and check them frequently to make sure they haven't slipped. With factory gaiters you're good to go.

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My gaiters looked funky because they're used to being a certain length and are now "squashed". The DR came without lower clamps and the p.o. had secured them with Zip Ties. That seemed to work OK. With the DirtSkinz, they're long enough to push them past the thickest diameter of the lower fork leg. I secure them with Zip Ties just below where the fork seals reside. They can't move upwards at all. But, Sarah brings up a good point, check to make sure they're secure and have not slipped and you should be fine.
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I have a set of these I just got from ProCycle. They work fine. I'll admit I preferred the previous ones I got from them that were one-piece (you had to remove the fork tubes to install them)... these have velcro, so it takes a little patience to get them just right. Then secure with zipties.

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Yeah, the Velcro can be a little touchy to get just right.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:26 AM   #74097
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There is a front and rear on the stock boots. The bottom pleat has a series of holes to vent, these go to the rear. If they're in the front, they'll act like scoops for dust and water. The cast line on the boot (2 per boot), goes to the outside as an alignment guide.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:07 PM   #74098
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Factory gaiters are the ticket, in my opinion. I used skins on another bike and they are plenty nice, but you have to take care to install them securely in order to keep them in place and check them frequently to make sure they haven't slipped. With factory gaiters you're good to go.

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I like factory gaiters too ... but I don't believe they are maintenance free. If you dirt ride, rain ride or ride in mud ... it's best to loosen clamps and clean dirt/mud out from around fork seal. It collects there and will eventually cause a seal failure. Otherwise, they are great.

(remember, the stock gaiters have little vent/drain holes ... and that is how the water and dirt gets in)
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:09 PM   #74099
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Thanks for the advice! I actually got an entire bottom end from someone who was parting out their bike. I'm just swapping my cylinder, piston, head, and clutch onto the new bottom end. Much easier since I don't have to split the cases or worry about the metal bits still in the bottom end. I will be taking your advice regarding oil/filter changes anyway though. I've got a couple of very experienced inmates that are helping me out with this project. It's already stripped down and we will be starting to put it back together as soon as my wrist pin and rings get here.

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Hope it goes well!
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:16 PM   #74100
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Question wheel bearing dust cover &

bike has 26,000 miles & I know nothing about what has been maintained . I replaced my wheel bearings today . They seemed OK except for the biggest one inside the sprocket hub & that was sketchy , so decided to do all . Good experience to learn this motorcycle nonetheless . It wasn't as easy a task as I expected .
The one thing i didn't note was which direction the dust cover goes on ? One side is flat & the other has a double lip . Which side faces the bearing ?

Also the bearing are Moose Racing from ProCycle & have a blue seal On both sides , am I to assume they don't get packed with grease ? That's probably a dumb question but i'm gonna ask anyway .
Aside from wiping down the axles with grease prior to installation , I really don't see any area to gobb any extra grease as the axles are covered internally with a spacer tube ?

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