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Old 11-18-2013, 10:56 AM   #1
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Short fork boots

Hi all,
Quick question - What model/year airhead BMW used the short 2-3 inch boot covering the fork seal? It is the hard plastic one.

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Old 11-18-2013, 11:54 AM   #2
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First year for the short fork boots was 1974, the R90S.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:14 PM   #3
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fork boot or slider?

The S (and RS) models had what the previous poster said. But the other models used ribbed boots that protected the slider better until the /7s were no more. However, many folks still add the older style boots to later bikes since they do a much better job of protecting seals from bug abrasion.
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:15 AM   #4
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The S (and RS) models had what the previous poster said. But the other models used ribbed boots that protected the slider better until the /7s were no more. However, many folks still add the older style boots to later bikes since they do a much better job of protecting seals from bug abrasion.
Many people put the earlier fork boots on later bikes and they do not fit right but then many people put the earlier boots on earlier bikes wrong and they do not fit right. Apparently Duane Ausherman has made it popular for people to not pull the bottom of their boots down to their mark on the fork slider where they should be so that the boot will not be pulled as tight while the bike is on the centerstand. The trouble with that is that the boots bunch up and restrict suspension travel by quite a bit. I am more concerned with how they function while the bike is being ridden! They are much too long to be placed at the fork seal. On the later bikes you can't pull them down far enough if you wanted to for the fork brace. What works on the later bikes is Monolever GS fork boots. They don't bunch up and restrict travel.

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