We use neoprene fork covers (aka “fork boots” or “seal savers”, KTM P/N: 59501095000) to protect our fork seals. But, the plastic fork protectors rub on the fork covers as the suspension works and significantly reduces their life.
These fork cover clamps are designed to hold the fork covers in place while protecting them from damage caused by the plastic fork protectors. As an added benefit, the friction between the upper fork tube and the fork protectors is reduced so there is less drag.
The included low-profile zip ties allow these fork cover clamps to be used with both open-back and wrap-around fork protectors.
From the factory, the forks have a plastic ring around the base of the upper fork tube.
Remove this plastic ring by carefully prying the bottom edge out of the groove in the upper fork tube. Use extreme care not to damage the dust seal or gouge the aluminum fork tube.
Note: The actual color of the product is black. It is no longer available in orange.
Position the neoprene fork cover while ensuring the bottom of the cover is secured to the bottom of the lower fork tube with a zip tie.
Wrap the clamp around the neoprene fork cover, ensuring the bottom lip of the clamp wraps under the upper fork tube and rests on the brim of the dust seal.
Do not spread the clamp open further than necessary when installing to prevent it from breaking. Ensure the gap in the clamp is toward the back of the fork tube.
Ensure the neoprene fork cover is pulled tight and positioned where you want it.
Wrap two zip ties around the clamp and pull them tight. We recommend pulling them tight with plyers.
If installing the clamps with new fork covers, don’t cut the remaining length of zip tie yet. Let them sit for several hours and then re-tighten the zips ties before cutting them.
NOTE: We include a couple spare low-profile zip ties with each order. You can purchase them at several vendors online by searching for “Cobra 53112 low-profile zip ties”.
Repeat these procedures for the other fork tube.
3D Model Available for Download
You can download the model at the link below.