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post #1 of 9 Old 09-09-2014, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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DL1000 Fork Skins

Has anyone been able to install forkskins (or modifications) on a DL1000 with a fork brace?

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-10-2014, 04:33 AM
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Oh forkskins, I thought you said...
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post #3 of 9 Old 09-10-2014, 12:37 PM
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No. It's one or the other. I went with the fork brace. The guards built into the front fender keep most road hazards off the fork tubes, so I haven't nicked them and cut a fork seal (yet).

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I've seen fork boots used with a brace. The boots were not attached to the top of the fork legs in any way, but gravity and the elasticity of the boots kept them in place just fine.

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post #5 of 9 Old 09-11-2014, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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I had to double check my spelling after reading your posts! I think that I will try fork boots. It seems that they could be anchored to the fork brace with zip ties.

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post #6 of 9 Old 09-13-2014, 04:37 PM
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I'll try making fork boots with material out of an old pair of neoprene waders and velcro. Another winter project.

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post #7 of 9 Old 09-14-2014, 05:17 AM
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Noj sell neoprene wraps, you'll need to take a little off the top and run some male vecro under the brace and up each side of the neoprene. Been doing that with my 650's for over five years.

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Not a lot of difference in the 650 vs 1000 fork setup. See below

https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-dl...rk-gaiter.html

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post #9 of 9 Old 09-14-2014, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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PeteW,

Can you send a pic?

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