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Gaiters protection #488398
05/02/13 1:03 pm
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I would like to know what could I use to protect the rubber gaiters and other rubber parts in my bike. Is there a rubber conditioner that would protect the rubber from cracking and degradation? all advice appreciated.


Juan
1978 T140V Boneville
1969 T120R Boneville
1967 TR6R Tiger
2014 Triumph Thruxton
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Re: Gaiters protection [Re: Juan] #488406
05/02/13 2:01 pm
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I use silicon spray for sun roof seals on my rubber parts, also keep your bike stored in the dark as its the UV rays that age rubber.

Re: Gaiters protection [Re: Juan] #488421
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Hi Juan,

Most "rubber" parts are usually a synthetic called neoprene. As kommando says, silicone is good - I use a cheap spray-on furniture polish, any of which tend to contain a quantity of silicone. Just watch out for the perfume in some of 'em ... grin

Hth.

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Re: Gaiters protection [Re: Juan] #488472
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Hello Guy`s
Thank`s for the information. I just didn`t want to use a product that might not protect the gaiters.Rubber parts on my bike doesn`t seem to last as long as they used to.


Juan
1978 T140V Boneville
1969 T120R Boneville
1967 TR6R Tiger
2014 Triumph Thruxton
Re: Gaiters protection [Re: Juan] #488476
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A lot of pattern rubber parts do not last, ask for the long lasting version which cost a bit more.

Re: Gaiters protection [Re: Juan] #488502
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Hello Kommando
Didn`t know they made better ones,I will need another set for my project bike,will keep it in mind when I order.Can you let me know who sells the better quality gaiters and other rubber parts? Thanks for the advice.


Juan
1978 T140V Boneville
1969 T120R Boneville
1967 TR6R Tiger
2014 Triumph Thruxton
Re: Gaiters protection [Re: Juan] #488533
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There is someone who specialises in good rubber gaitors and footrest etc but can't find the link ;(

Re: Gaiters protection [Re: kommando] #488609
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Please find it, I really need to find a good pair of gaiters!

Re: Gaiters protection [Re: henryanthony] #488697
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Hello Kommando
Let me have the name and location of the guy or company that makes the rubber parts so I can do a search and see if I can locate him,having something that last would be great.


Juan
1978 T140V Boneville
1969 T120R Boneville
1967 TR6R Tiger
2014 Triumph Thruxton
Re: Gaiters protection [Re: Juan] #488709
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Had a look but can't find the link and can't remember any details, I do know that Andover Norton gaitors last 20 odd years but they don't make Triumph gaitors but if the same material is used they would last 20 years too.

Re: Gaiters protection [Re: Juan] #488714
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Norton Commando gaiters fit the 1971 on Triumph forks OK. Just fitted a pair to my 1973 TR5T.Dont know about fitting the pre 1971 Triumph forks.
HTH

Re: Gaiters protection [Re: Tridentman] #488826
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I have been using 303 Aerospace protectant. I haven't used it long enough on gaiters to give any real testimony on effectiveness, though. I got it at a kayak store. People swear by it for polypropylene kayaks and for jeep soft tops.
Brendan


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