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    Senior Member fork boots Cigar Mike's Avatar
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    I don't know if it makes much difference on the NC, but on the DS bikes I changed the boots to the neoprene socks. I found that dirt gets sucked into the boots. The socks wipe away the dirt before it gets to the fork wipers or seals. I use the one piece socks which means you have to remove the forks to install but they seemed to work the best. Since I only ride pavement with this bike I left it stock. But if you ride a lot of dirt it might not be a bad idea to check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cigar Mike View Post
    I don't know if it makes much difference on the NC, but on the DS bikes I changed the boots to the neoprene socks. I found that dirt gets sucked into the boots. The socks wipe away the dirt before it gets to the fork wipers or seals. I use the one piece socks which means you have to remove the forks to install but they seemed to work the best. Since I only ride pavement with this bike I left it stock. But if you ride a lot of dirt it might not be a bad idea to check it out.
    Thanks Mike. I thought about that style but wondered if the neoprene would hold dirt and moisture against the forks. Good to know they don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killarneygetaway View Post
    I use these. I don't do any offroading though so just wanted to protect the forks from stones being thrown from cars in front of me. I can't remember where I got them but was probably eBay.

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    They look like Triumph Motorcycle fork protectors. I have them on my bike. Very inexpensive!

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    I bought mine from a motoguzzi dealer. They are from a 7v. They fit good. Had to pull forks to install. They keep bugs out of my fork seals, and I like how they look.

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    Another vote for the Triumph fork protectors. They fit the bike like a genuine Honda accessory and keep the fork tubes above the seal clean from debris which will greatly increase the lifespan of the seals. Very satisfied with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belrix View Post
    Any sign of cracking? About really to cut mine off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidc83 View Post
    Shock Soxs are available for less than $30 a pair; removable, washable, reusable (10 second install).
    Berm Motorsports | Shock Sox | Ten Second Removable Fork Seal Protector – berm-shock-sox
    Don't know anything about them, but they are getting good reviews on the American Motorcycle Association sites.
    Thanks for sharing this. Got mine in mail last night and installed. I had Hippo Hands protectors but they looked a bit sloppy. Picture below for comparison.

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    [QUOTE=happy;141229]I prefer going commando....underwear make me balls itch....

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