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Old 02-11-2009, 09:12 AM   #1
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650GS Twin Fork Gaiters

I'm thinking of getting the fork gaiters from Wunderlich. Anyone tried something similar yet? I have neoprene short ones from some other place but it doesn't seem to want to stay on and I don't like the way it rubs against the fork. If dirt gets into the gap between it and the fork it will scratch the tubes for sure.

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Old 02-11-2009, 11:29 AM   #2
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i was thinking of this myself let me know how they work out. What crash bars do you have on there?
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:21 PM   #3
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i was thinking of this myself let me know how they work out. What crash bars do you have on there?
That pic I borrowed from Wunderlich bars are theirs
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:13 PM   #4
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Blackie -- Do you have a direct url for the gaiters? I looked over their site for F650GS twin stuff and didn't see them anywhere. -- alonzo
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:19 PM   #5
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Rancho Shock Gaiters

I bought a set of Rancho gaiters. Assorted colors.....cheap
Check it out as an alternative. Summit Racing may have them also.







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Old 02-11-2009, 05:22 PM   #6
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Blackie -- Do you have a direct url for the gaiters? I looked over their site for F650GS twin stuff and didn't see them anywhere. -- alonzo
http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mm5...ode=F650GSTWIN

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?

Do a search for "gaiter"

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Old 02-12-2009, 04:30 AM   #7
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Installation?

I hadn't thought about it much yet (still on cup-of-coffee #1), but ...

Gaiter installation is going to required dropping the fork tubes out of the triple clamps yes?
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:54 AM   #8
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Thanks -- that worked. -- alonzo
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:28 AM   #9
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Wunderlich Fork Gaiter part #

You'd want this particular one part #8160198, as far as I know when I worte them, Wunder NA is waiting for the shipment to arrive but lord knows when.

http://www.wunderlich.de/frame.php?M...prodid=8160198
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:32 AM   #10
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Ooooh I just saw somthing rather nifty looking on the Wunderlich Germany site.....instead of gaiters can use this:



http://www.wunderlich.de/frame.php?p...lay3=2&lay4=12
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:27 PM   #11
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I want to add gaiters too, but I have two questions: One; The bike on the Santa Cruz BMW/Wunderlich page shows gaiters on the bike, but doesn't list them. Where the heck are the correct ones for the twin? And two; There were all kinds of dire warnings about the single F650GS overheating because gaiters interrupted airflow to the radiator. Are there going to be similar issues with the twin? Any clue to these, Blackie?

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Old 02-14-2009, 09:49 PM   #12
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I want to add gaiters too, but I have two questions: One; The bike on the Santa Cruz BMW/Wunderlich page shows gaiters on the bike, but doesn't list them. Where the heck are the correct ones for the twin? And two; There were all kinds of dire warnings about the single F650GS overheating because gaiters interrupted airflow to the radiator. Are there going to be similar issues with the twin? Any clue to these, Blackie?

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The part is not in NA yet but I hear they are on their way. Part # is 2 posts up ;)

Well since we are the pioneering bunch of twin owners only one way to find out about the overheating, if there is any :P

Alternatively instead of gaiters, that little shield Wunderbar has might do the trick.
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