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Old 07-23-2013, 06:41 PM   #13366
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Thanks Gary, was hoping some one found some that work well
I know genuine will be best but also hate the feeling of walking away from the Suzuki parts counter feeling like I just been raped
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:56 PM   #13367
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Thanks Gary, was hoping some one found some that work well
I know genuine will be best but also hate the feeling of walking away from the Suzuki parts counter feeling like I just been raped

I see what you mean, I just looked online genuine fork boots A$78.80 each!
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:33 AM   #13368
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Thanks Gary, was hoping some one found some that work well
I know genuine will be best but also hate the feeling of walking away from the Suzuki parts counter feeling like I just been raped
Dont get me wrong. I've used 'em and they worked, but didn't last real long. They tend to split in the creases and obviosly the dust and shit can just get in. The Genuine ones just seem to be made of something 'special' and seem to handle the crap better.
Then again you can buy a few sets of cheapies and change 'em a bit more often
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:41 AM   #13369
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I see what you mean, I just looked online genuine fork boots A$78.80 each!
so what about fork savers?

http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_t...at=0&_from=R40

I've was/am going to put these on. Are they a viable alternative??
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:46 PM   #13370
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I can't tell you from motorcycle viewpoint but LOTS of experience with mountain bikes and I found that the neoprene fork savers actually did more damage than leaving them bare.
I was finding that if the customers didn't remove and very carefully clean them the stantions got pretty badly scratched. One guy had his on for about two weeks in very dry dusty conditions and the nitriding had been completely worn away.
Don't know if it would be the same for a Moto but I don't think I'll use them.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:21 PM   #13371
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They seem ok with the hard chrome lupine.
I run them on my Kato and the seals last much longer and the crome looks fine.
But like you said I would be cautious using them on special coatings.
I do give them a clean every so often, I have the Velcro ones so you can just pull them off and thrown them in the wash.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:10 PM   #13372
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I use them with no issues, but not when it is muddy as the possibility of creating a grinding paste is higher(YMMV). Good in dusty environs and general riding. I clean them at the end of each ride or at the end of day on longer trips.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:47 AM   #13373
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I prefer the full fork boot
better protection from roost and road crap from putting nicks in the fork tube and zero maintenance(from me)
thanks all
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:30 PM   #13374
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I use a set of full length one piece ForkSkinz (no velcro), nothing has got inside them in the last 3 years...
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:54 PM   #13375
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Now those fork skins look interesting. Completely sealed so no join to let dust in.
Any chance you could post a picture of the fork under compression for me, Nordie?
Just interested in how the skin moves with fork travel.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:34 AM   #13376
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You know that rusty pipe in the picture above, looks like an exhaust pipe, whatever it is it gets rusty. I want to prevent this on my bike. I saw a white colored tape wrapped around this rusty part. Does anyone here know what this white-tape could be?
What do you reckon is a good way to prevent rusting this part?
Thanks in advance
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:49 AM   #13377
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You know that rusty pipe in the picture above, looks like an exhaust pipe, whatever it is it gets rusty. I want to prevent this on my bike. I saw a white colored tape wrapped around this rusty part. Does anyone here know what this white-tape could be?
What do you reckon is a good way to prevent rusting this part?
Thanks in advance
They don't rust on the DR, they're stainless. Its just baked on mud above, cleaned off with a wire brush, which will also take off the black paint and leave it nice and shiny.

Various heat wrap tapes are available to insulate the pipe and perhaps improve performance.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:12 AM   #13378
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Mmmm, shiney...


Now I just need to fit it.
And the new flat slide carb.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:07 PM   #13379
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gsxr muffler ...

jolly good - 520 chain conversion with new sprockets all done. Finished up getting the chain on special from Torpedo7 and the sprockets from chaingang - 'cos I was already buying a rear from them, it wasn't worth getting thefron from anywhere else. As it turns out, I stuffed up and didn't order the *actual* chaingang rear (got a bog standard supersprox)as I wasn't paying attention. Oh well, I'll got the proper ChainGang rear next time.
I had to file the holes on the sprocket retainer for front cog - so it looks like it's the same measurements as the JT one (0.5mm difference from the 525 item).
The harshness through the drive train is better, but not gone completely - I guess this is just what DR650's do :)

Anyhoo .. completely by chance, I stumbled across a GSXR600 muffler (X35F1X) for $20 :) The TK pipe I have is nice but, realistically, too loud for my domestic arrangements - I thought I heard somewhere that someone Aus based was making mid-pipes for the GSX pipe, but I'm stuffed if I can find anything anywhere using my powers of search. Does anyone have any ideas? Even just the 4 bolt flange would be nice so I can line it all up without the mid pipe, take it to a shop and say "please join this bit to that bit ... and here's a flange for the muffler" :)

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Old 07-29-2013, 07:37 PM   #13380
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I got the flange and gaskets from Keintech. Took about a week. As its all hidden behind the sidecover you could use some mild steel and so what if it looks a bit rough? You'll be the only one who knows, and us when you post the pics. But I decided to make mine all from Stainless, and had none suitable in stock, hence the Keintech option.

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