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    Gators and upper fork covers

    Has anyone blacked out their streetbob forks? If so, any chance of pointing me in what direction to achieve this and did they also replace the dust covers? Stock covers on the streetbob SE are chrome and I was wondering do the gators actually conceal this...I would also be looking for nut covers on top of the forks to..

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    Ok Dod,

    I've blacked out the fork tops on my Iron, I bought two pieces of aluminium tube cut to size and had them powder coated. Installation involves removing the top yoke and all ancillary components. An easier option is to buy a sheet of black leather, cut it to size, wrap them around your forks and fasten them with double sided tape. You can buy a sheet of leather on ebay for less than a tenner.

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    IMG_20160505_163353 (2).jpgs-l1600-49.jpg

    My aluminium covers and leather covers on a Forty-Eight.


    Harley-Davidson do caps for the steering nut and fork top nuts. The H-D part number is 45800015. Price from Jersey H-D is £51.08 P&P.

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    As for fork gaiters.

    A R Harley in Blackpool list 49mm gaiters for Dyna models. ARH's part number is 632800. Price is £37.24 + P&P.

    The gaiters do cover the fork dust covers. See images.

    s-l1600-1.jpgDyna Gaitors.jpg


    Hope this has given you some food for thought.
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    Cheers bluenose...the fork nut covers you posted don't fit the streetbob..I have checked those before..the ar Harley gators, I will have a look at.. thanks for your quick reply


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dod View Post
    Cheers bluenose...the fork nut covers you posted don't fit the streetbob..I have checked those before..the ar Harley gators, I will have a look at.. thanks for your quick reply


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    Ok Dod,

    Sorry about the fork caps not fitting the Street Bob.

    Harley don't make any to for the Sportster either. I bought two aluminium camera lens caps , they are anodised black. I stuck them to the top nuts using double sided tape, they look great. There was a small gap between the cap and my top yoke which I filled using an 'O' Ring.

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    Gators and upper fork covers

    Thx again

    I am thinking about these ones

    http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/la...rt/LA-7504-49B

    What you have done is a great idea...well thought out

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    Ok Dod,

    Have you checked out the shipping cost, the total cost will be £87.22 for the caps and shipping combined. Even for a moneybags like you, that's a lot of coin to spend on two fork caps.

    Why not try and source them from nearer home? Germany perhaps?

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    Been following this thread, Dod, could you not get a local engineering company to fab you up a set. Might be a cheaper option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whistler View Post
    Been following this thread, Dod, could you not get a local engineering company to fab you up a set. Might be a cheaper option.
    Any ideas on who would do a one off though??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dod View Post
    Any ideas on who would do a one off though??


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    Not sure, I'll ask around and get back to you. Was thinking along the lines of any small engineering shops in the area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whistler View Post
    Not sure, I'll ask around and get back to you. Was thinking along the lines of any small engineering shops in the area.
    Camcad Engineering in dunfermline, might be worth a look as they do cnc work. Another option maybe KH motorcycles in Glenrothes if they are still around . The are in the industrial estate in Thornton . Kenny Harley was a whiz with customisation work.
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