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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:52 pm 
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Location: NorCal
My oem zip-tied boots went FUBAR. (top pic is from years ago).

Use: Harley FXST, FXDWG & FXWG (41mm) fork boot. Perfect ez fit on our 43mm fork. . . . : EBay usually from $13 for the pair & up. BUT, the lower hole is too large. Used the soft rubber 2" tube coupler from Home Depot to take up the space.. . under $4 (WITH THE CLAMPS . Nice deal. I painted them flat black.) Trimmed the center sections and used contact cement (wet insert). wth. Perfect fit into the boot. Perfect onto the brace (60mm). Maybe there are slightly longer boots available for brace choices.(?) I tried cut & clamping over-sized boot lowers but super scabby 40 year old unrepaired roads at 30 mph spit them off after 20 miles.


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Had to punch my own air bleed holes.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:45 pm 
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Location: Border of Oakville and Mississauga Ontario Ca.
I used some off road shock bellows. Found on Amazon cheap.Cut them down and bottom tie wrapped.
I've got the warp9 version tho
https://www.flickr.com/gp/130616393@N03/8n1w56

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https://www.flickr.com/gp/130616393@N03/Ri5Ps8

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Rancho RS1952 Shock Boot

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:35 pm 
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$20 for a pair of fork skins and your all set. I got the ones that have hook and loop up the sides so removal to wash them or inspect the fork seals is very easy.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:57 pm 
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No experience here but you can't beat the time to install.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQaJAXvfPiA

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:41 am 
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Yup there's always a new quick fix.. long-term protection against stone pitting and other nastiness can't be beat with good ole reliable bellows style full boots...
As a side note and on side with OP's work, what an amazing handling change that fork brace made...

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