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#238171 - 02/17/09 12:04 am Stainless Steel Fork Gaiter Clips - how do I fit Them?  
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Does anyone have any experience of fitting these gaiter clips? do I messure them to length then cut proir to slotting the end into the slotted screw (sardine can arrangement) or what? also do I tighten by turning the screw clockwise or anti clockwise?

should be a simple enough job??? cheers

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#238216 - 02/17/09 4:18 am Re: Stainless Steel Fork Gaiter Clips - how do I fit Them? [Re: catalina]  
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No you don't have to cut them. Not unless they're longer than original, that is. Strap wraps around twice, then fits into, not through the twister part. Then you turn the head whichever direction, CW or antiCW, keeps the strap up next to the boot. A little hard to articulate. Half of the four clips, you probably want to remove the strap from the head and flip it over. More or less.

#238431 - 02/18/09 1:17 am Re: Stainless Steel Fork Gaiter Clips - how do I fit Them? [Re: leon bee]  
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I've got the same question and I still don't get it. Some pictures would be a great help. crazy


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'70 B44
'71 T120
'66 Spitfire
'85 Honda Shadow (the SO's bike)
'90 Honda Pacific Coast
'96 Honda Pacific Coast
#238436 - 02/18/09 1:44 am Re: Stainless Steel Fork Gaiter Clips - how do I fit Them? [Re: JT441]  
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I looked and I don't seem to have a helpful picture. I think it should make sense when you get right down there to do it. Mostly, don't cut it.

#238544 - 02/18/09 5:18 pm Re: Stainless Steel Fork Gaiter Clips - how do I fit Them? [Re: leon bee]  
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Thanks Leon. Rereading it this morning, it seems a little clearer.


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'66 Spitfire
'85 Honda Shadow (the SO's bike)
'90 Honda Pacific Coast
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#240092 - 02/27/09 1:41 am Re: Stainless Steel Fork Gaiter Clips - how do I fit Them? [Re: JT441]  
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I knew I saw a thread on this recently ,was hoping there would be some pics .

I am in the same boat , just got a set of these clips and gotta say , they arent all that obvious a fit . The set I have look a bit large as well , maybe 20" long ? I am curious if the hex heads go up or down , to the outside or in etc,,, pic would solve all of these questions . This is the first bike I have had with gaiters , always hated the look but figured I'd give it a go on the latest A-65 .

FWIW-BONZO

#240098 - 02/27/09 2:43 am Re: Stainless Steel Fork Gaiter Clips - how do I fit Them? [Re: BONZO R.I.P.]  
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http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=35243#Post35243

This is John Maloney's postb on original 67. Scroll down and see a nice pic of the top of gaiter. Bonzo, I got a 68 with chrome fork tubes thatb I'll trade for headlamp ears and gaiters!

#240106 - 02/27/09 3:33 am Re: Stainless Steel Fork Gaiter Clips - how do I fit Them? [Re: Randy Pigford]  
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To fit these correctly run the strap around the gaitor twice with the driving heads facing the rear and opposite as shown on the cool Lightning in the link above. Bend the excess and run it back through the slot and tighten. You might in fact have to trim some off. Make sure when ordering these to specify that you want the hex head adjusters. A lot of the aftermarket straps come with a cotter pin which is used on other applications and looks tacky. And though it might be original, the '67 at the link above has probably had the straps changed. If you look at the photo of the bike below, the strap runs under the roller on the top strap and over the roller on the bottom. A minute detail but very important to some. In the shot below of a DBD borrowed from the web it can be seen that the straps run under the drive rollers on both top and bottom. Bonzo, I know you love that kind of detail!






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#240114 - 02/27/09 4:56 am Re: Stainless Steel Fork Gaiter Clips - how do I fit Them? [Re: John RGS]  
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Thanks John and Randy ,I prolly seen a few thousand of these machines but never took note of this detail .

John , I know you are messin with me bout the detail level on my bikes , but I do appreciate that level on bikes that are done to correct specs , I just figured if I am gonna use more or less stock stuff I might as well take a minute and make it look sorta correct ??

Randy , PM me ,I am not sure what I have , been way busy around here lately but I will try and catch up over the weekend .

Thanks again -BONZO

#240119 - 02/27/09 6:04 am Re: Stainless Steel Fork Gaiter Clips - how do I fit Them? [Re: BONZO R.I.P.]  
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This image is of the straps on my '67 Hornet. They are in the same position (facing to the rear) as the original Lightning above. Also, the images in the factory catalog show them positioned as here. To see those images, go to the Hornet thread. Note that the clips that the round barrel are inside of are located toward the centerline of the bike (hard to see in this image). The straps are usually at least 17" long.



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#240158 - 02/27/09 1:51 pm Re: Stainless Steel Fork Gaiter Clips - how do I fit Them? [Re: Gary E]  
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Those pictures really help but they bring another question to mind. On the right side, starting from the fork leg and working towards the wheel, what is the proper order for the flat fender stay, the u-shaped fender stay for the front of the fender, and the front brake stay? They all bolt to the upper lug on the fork leg on my '66 Spitfire.


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#240176 - 02/27/09 3:15 pm Re: Stainless Steel Fork Gaiter Clips - how do I fit Them? [Re: JT441]  
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JT441, So as to not hijack this thread, see the fender bracket mounting thread.


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1968 BSA Firebird Scrambler
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#240198 - 02/27/09 4:56 pm Re: Stainless Steel Fork Gaiter Clips - how do I fit Them? [Re: Gary E]  
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This image may be a bit better to see how the straps are wrapped.



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#240210 - 02/27/09 5:26 pm Re: Stainless Steel Fork Gaiter Clips - how do I fit Them? [Re: Gary E]  
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That picture makes it crystal clear. Thanks Gary.


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'90 Honda Pacific Coast
'96 Honda Pacific Coast
#241228 - 03/05/09 2:00 pm Re: Stainless Steel Fork Gaiter Clips - how do I fit Them? [Re: JT441]  
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It finally warmed up enough to venture out to the barn last night. I got the clips installed. bigt I did have to trim a little off the ends. It sure felt great to start making a little headway on the project again.


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'71 T120
'66 Spitfire
'85 Honda Shadow (the SO's bike)
'90 Honda Pacific Coast
'96 Honda Pacific Coast
#708241 - 09/13/17 9:01 am Re: Stainless Steel Fork Gaiter Clips - how do I fit Them? [Re: catalina]  
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So on BSAs it wraps around twice? On up to 1966 Triumphs, the gaiter clip only wraps around once before going into the boss. Once in the boss, it should make about 2 turns.

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#708299 - 09/13/17 8:17 pm Re: Stainless Steel Fork Gaiter Clips - how do I fit Them? [Re: catalina]  
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Alf: All the old Beezers I've pulled down this little strap wraps around twice. When this thread was first put up, I paid no attention to the "Stainless" in the thread title. I later bought some stainless ones from Draganfly, they were too short to go around twice at the top- bottom was okay. When I emailed Draganfly, the person there basically said I was mistaken; straps just go around once- cut off the excess. I'm pretty sure I was right and they were wrong.

I later found the old plated style, (long enough) and bought several sets.


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