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    Replacing R90/6 Gaiters? Best way?

    What's the quickest/easiest way to replace a set of front fork gaiters on a '76 R90/6? My old ones are dry-rotted and I have a replacement set ready to go.

    Thanks, Brian
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    Brian "Brain" Kissinger
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    98 R1200C

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    Remove front wheel and axle. Remove fender stays. Remove caliper. Drain fork fluid. Drop sliders. Change gaiters. Change fork seals. Reverse process. Check for stiction; ensure proper realignment.
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    Kurt is 100% right.

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    Thanks guys....I will get 'er done ASAP. BK
    Brian "Brain" Kissinger
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    Don't forget!

    While you are in there, replace the bottoming bumper which sits in the bottom of the slider - yours is likely disintegrated and is creating a gooey, chunky mess.
    Also replace the little copper washer which sits at the bottom of the damping rod.

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    11 Rib or 13 Rib Gaiters?

    BMW sells both. If you don't have a set on the bike to compare, is there a measurement taken somewhere on the forks that correlates to which type gaiter to get?

    Thanks,

    Thom

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