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Old 05-13-2017, 01:53 PM   #1
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12'+ Fork Options/Covers/Gaitors/Dust Seal Covers

First off, our forks are considered 49mm....correct? If that is the case, any reason aftermarket parts like I added below wouldn't fit? I've been looking for black neoprene fork gaitors as an easy way to black out the lower chrome portion of our forks. But am seeing lots of parts for other Harley models with 49mm forks. Like say on the tube section between the trees. Have found several options for 49mm forks. If the V Rod has less room between the trees, a pair for another bike could be trimmed to fit. Am I wrong?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RSD-Black-Op...JWLt-8&vxp=mtr
What about the fork seal trim ring? Are those specific to model or will one for say a touring bike or Dyna with 49mm forks work on ours?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LA-Choppers-...3D391681786359

Or the section below the lower tree.....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fork-Boot-Sl...3D391681786359

Just looking for options and ideas to give the factory NRS forks a better look. Worst part of the bike IMO. I have both fork tubes out now, wanted to check the head stem bearings. All good, just need fresh grease. New bars will be here soon so will be dressing that area up as well as the headlight area. Now looking at the forks themselves. I've seen the full fork cover setups the German's have, way too expensive for what they are selling. Would rather piece together parts like shown above (examples only) for a different look.
Thoughts?
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:43 AM   #2
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2012 and newer vrods have the 55mm inverted forks.
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2012 and newer vrods have the 55mm inverted forks.
Yup.
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Not sure where I read they were 49mm. but thanks for correcting me. Where is the 55mm measured? Where they mount in the trees or the area between and below? What about the chrome portion? Was looking at maybe a black neoprene seal saver to cover the chrome up. Not sure what size tubing that is. I don't have a proper way to measure them.
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Not sure where I read they were 49mm. but thanks for correcting me. Where is the 55mm measured? Where they mount in the trees or the area between and below? What about the chrome portion? Was looking at maybe a black neoprene seal saver to cover the chrome up. Not sure what size tubing that is. I don't have a proper way to measure them.
55mm is the tube dia in the trees all the way down to the seal area. The chrome slider is 43mm if I recall correctly. The bulged section where the seal and dust cap sits is 60.8 (nominal 61mm)
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Thanks. Not much out there, is there? Does Harley have any other model that uses these same fork tubes?
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Thanks. Not much out there, is there? Does Harley have any other model that uses these same fork tubes?
2012+ DX, all Muscles and the Sportster XR share almost identical forks tubes.
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Thanks for the info. Maybe there are some fork items available for the Sportster.
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Thanks for the info. Maybe there are some fork items available for the Sportster.
I doubt it.
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