Fork dust covers

Discussion in 'CT90, CT110, ST70, ST90 Discussion' started by Shamrockwill, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. Shamrockwill

    Shamrockwill Member

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    I purchased the ST90 lift kit from DRATV.com for my project. I also bought the fork dust covers/wipers/swipers or whatever you call them that they sell to go with them. However I can't get them to stay in place on the new long forks. Not sure if you can tell from the picture but the inside of the rubber covers do not match up with the notches on the lower forks. Anybody know how to install these properly or where I can get covers that will work with these new longer forks if that is the problem?
     

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  3. cjpayne

    cjpayne Well-Known Member

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    I see what your saying. I've never messed with those, but that rubber does not look right at all. I would contact them about that. Only way I can see that working is to maybe use gorilla glue or some type of adhesive.
     
  4. wanrep

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    Yeh, it's your forks. The groove that's cut around the top of the fork leg is a lot wider on the original Honda leg.
    Unless you can find some covers made to fit your fork leg, gluing them I think is the only option.
     

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    Seeing the reality of your situation, in photos, I'm not certain that anything but the right sweepers will last...other than hose clamps, which seem kinda ridiculous.
     
  6. wanrep

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    You could always go with fork boots. Some people like the look of fork boots rather than bare forks.
    I don't but that's just me.
    Or...how about some Sealsavers?
     

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  7. Shamrockwill

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    I too prefer the look of bare forks. I'll go with boots if that's the only option but does anyone know how I might go about finding the correct sweepers?? DRATV seems to be selling the forks but not the sweepers that go with them. I Emailed them about it so should hear back after Labor Day. If those SealSavers didn't have a big logo on them they would be much more appealing.
     
  8. wanrep

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    If you don't have any luck with DrATV, I'm pretty sure the little Yamaha's have a similar groove on their fork legs.
    Are your forks 26 or 27mm?
    If they're 26mm, check out the forks for a Yamaha PW80 on Ebay to get a picture of the fork leg and see.
     
  9. Shamrockwill

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    My forks are 27mm but it's encouraging to hear that I may be able to find something from another bike that will fit.
     
  10. Shamrockwill

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    Just as an update DRATV got back to me and ended up sending me a pair that aren't quite a perfect fit but stay in place well and look OEM. And the best part is he sent them to me free of charge. Gotta love DRATV, I wouldn't have been able to Restore this bike the way I have without them and this forum. So Thanks lilhonda.com and DRATV! Sorry this update is a little late.
     

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