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Gaitors just hide the trouble when it starts until it catastrophic and they are a haven for corrosion. I much prefer "naked " forks
 
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Yes Gaitors do hide problems but in certain circumstancs they will save a lot of trouble. You try riding in sand without it getting into your fork seals and scratching out long vertical lines in your stancions.

Fit them if you want to, but remember a monthly check beneath them if you do.

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:D Thanks Chronyx

Although that should be "How many 'gators have bikes :D:thumbup:
 

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but remember a monthly check beneath them if you do.
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OK, right probably good advice, but until a couple of months ago, on a 6 year old bike, when I decided the fork oil could do with a change, I had never ever ever even thought about looking under the gaiter. Was I lucky that everything was OK then? Or is that about the norm?
 
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