Gaiters

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Christian Gyde
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Gaiters

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I am about to change to the fourth set of gaiters in the 11 years I have been riding my my G15CS.

I find the ones from Norvil look good and fairly correct, but unfortunately they only last a couple of years before they will start to tear.

I have looked for alternatives, but haven't found any suitable. What do you use?

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In my experience modern gaiters only last 2 years then fall apart, sadly Indian rubber isn't what it once was, I have tried different suppliers but most fall apart, sorry I can't be more helpful.

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Post by Ludwig »

I got mine 5 years ago from Joe Seiffert near Muenchen, Norton Motors.
After far over 25000 miles they ares still elastic and in good condition.
Hope, the quality is still the same.
http://www.nortonmotors.de/ANIL/Norton% ... s-list.php
serch for 020463

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Try Andover Norton. Those on my Commando have lasted over 20 years.
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Agree,
Andover Norton = Nortonmotors.
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Post by Christian Gyde »

Thanks and I agree, haven't thought of Andover. I'll give them a try!

Poor rubber quality is revaled in costal areas if the rubber is not ozon resistant - and in Denmark, no-one has more than 50 miles to the sea, hence the problem.
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I'm 500 yards from the sea so thats why my gaiters don't last long, thanks Christian
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Got the Andover gaiters - they are much better!
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Christian Gyde wrote:Thanks and I agree, haven't thought of Andover. I'll give them a try!

Poor rubber quality is revaled in costal areas if the rubber is not ozon resistant - and in Denmark, no-one has more than 50 miles to the sea, hence the problem.
That may only be 30 miles Christian ( 48 approx. Kl. ) Foreign cars also suffer from salt. I had to replace rubbers on a Russian Lada after one year. I discovered from the vin number it was made 2 years before I brought it new. Probably stored in coastal/port compounds in Russia and here. Fittings were also oxidised.
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