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FXD1369
12-13-2012, 8:00 PM
I will have to get better pics this weekend....kinda dark now. These were in the raw. I gun blued them and cleared them. Easy install, perfect fit. Great Work Lowbrow. Headlight mount is from Saltytonk...another awesome item I must say! Some better pics now.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oFk3En5vnFY/UMvMKeFjaiI/AAAAAAAABA0/7OHTsYzm17Q/s1600/fork+cover+5.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-x6QvX7TI6fg/UMvLQrChMuI/AAAAAAAABAs/tkTP4IyPcE0/s1600/fork+covers2.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WCEHGuyvTlE/UMvLOflEOqI/AAAAAAAABAc/Mr9-XdZT9dE/s1600/fork+covers+4.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2ziLhBDlsBI/UMvLPQ8EjEI/AAAAAAAABAk/Tzt_Xrz0LeE/s1600/fork+covers1.jpg

jdizon
12-13-2012, 8:14 PM
Nice!

MegaDON666
12-13-2012, 8:16 PM
If they had them for 35mm i would pick some up, Those look great.

JamesM
12-13-2012, 8:24 PM
They look great and I'd love a pair, but I wish they were another inch longer and tapered down at the bottom.

FXD1369
12-13-2012, 8:26 PM
They look great and I'd love a pair, but I wish they were another inch longer and tapered down at the bottom.

My front end is not lowered, so they look a little short. These pics were also right after the bike came off the lift. I will slip the tubes up a little tomorrow.

Saltytonk
12-13-2012, 8:32 PM
Fork covers look great! That bike looks great! when you get ready to sell that one....give me a shout.:cheersmate:

justinpba
12-13-2012, 8:43 PM
I wish they had these for wide glide. I'd be all over them. Looks good man!

NHMike
12-13-2012, 8:45 PM
Fuck those look good.

rooster52478
12-13-2012, 8:56 PM
Those look bad ass. Their site says they won't work with a fender but I don't see why they wouldn't?

FXD1369
12-13-2012, 8:57 PM
Those look bad ass. Their site says they won't work with a fender but I don't see why they wouldn't?

I am running a fork brace, and I don't think there will be any issue with clearance on mine. Maybe if lowered.

darkdesign
12-13-2012, 9:00 PM
they look like you can still run indicators off the lower tree too, yeah? For those of us still in 'must have blinkers' land. Why don't they work with wide glides, is there something different about the sliders on a wide glide? Or are the trees beefier, not just wider??

FXD1369
12-13-2012, 9:03 PM
they look like you can still run indicators off the lower tree too, yeah? For those of us still in 'must have blinkers' land. Why don't they work with wide glides, is there something different about the sliders on a wide glide? Or are the trees beefier, not just wider??

Wide glide is 41mm, these are 39mm

rooster52478
12-13-2012, 9:24 PM
I am running a fork brace, and I don't think there will be any issue with clearance on mine. Maybe if lowered.

I run a really chopped down fender. Not much more than a fork brace really and it's relocated closer to the tire too. I'm glad you posted pics because I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't work. These may be a Christmas gift to myself after seeing yours.

jakeyoung
12-13-2012, 11:15 PM
Killer, been wanting to see them. Ill be ordering a set for sure.

billdozer
12-13-2012, 11:36 PM
Make sure those don't hit that brace on full compression. Is that gun blue on the pipes too? How long has it been on there? Holding up well to the heat? I guess gun barrels get pretty damn hot so it should work fine, huh? Covers look neat. If they tapered at the bottom, they'd hit the seal holder area when the forks top out and not sure how they'd fit over the slider in the first place?

ThePete
12-14-2012, 1:00 AM
Was going to do 2 sets of fork boots (one set between the trees) but now I might just have to give these some serious consideration, they make the front end look pretty damn tough! I'm still running a cut down front fender, it's a requirement on base 😕

threat357
12-14-2012, 2:09 AM
Damn, those are badass. Nice and clean looking

Sent from hell

Tyler
12-14-2012, 9:53 AM
Lowbrow Fork Shrouds for 35mm are already in the works, and 41mm are next! We say not to run a fender just for safety, you just have to make sure fully compressed that the shrouds won't run into your fender or fork brace.

MercuryMoto67
12-14-2012, 11:00 AM
Man, I wish I had your guy's resources. I've been working with shops for the last year trying to get these manufactured. And they'd be no where near your prices. Crazy world...

MegaDON666
12-14-2012, 11:58 AM
Lowbrow Fork Shrouds for 35mm are already in the works, and 41mm are next! We say not to run a fender just for safety, you just have to make sure fully compressed that the shrouds won't run into your fender or fork brace.

Awesome:cheersmate:

vorhese
12-14-2012, 1:36 PM
Now repop pre-unit rigid frames... and pre-unit cases :D

MadRiverMoCo
12-14-2012, 2:05 PM
Lowbrow Fork Shrouds for 35mm are already in the works, and 41mm are next! We say not to run a fender just for safety, you just have to make sure fully compressed that the shrouds won't run into your fender or fork brace.

love this!

doomcycle
12-14-2012, 2:31 PM
These look really great! Been wondering where to track these down but now I know. Still not sure what I'm doing with my front end, but perhaps seeing some additional bikes with them might help me decide.

brooklynbomber
12-14-2012, 3:34 PM
Man these look cool! I have my eye on them as well. How much room are you left with in between when they are installed? Any way you could throw a measurement in between the forks at the widest point of them above the lower tree? I want to tuck a light in between them and want to see if the lights I want would work. Thanks for posting photos!

ElekVins
12-14-2012, 4:46 PM
Lowbrow Fork Shrouds for 35mm are already in the works, and 41mm are next! We say not to run a fender just for safety, you just have to make sure fully compressed that the shrouds won't run into your fender or fork brace.

Do you have a release date for the 35MM ?

Vins

FXD1369
12-14-2012, 7:04 PM
Man these look cool! I have my eye on them as well. How much room are you left with in between when they are installed? Any way you could throw a measurement in between the forks at the widest point of them above the lower tree? I want to tuck a light in between them and want to see if the lights I want would work. Thanks for posting photos!

Threw up some better pics...they measure right at 4-1/4" at the narrowest portion.

brooklynbomber
12-15-2012, 3:35 PM
Threw up some better pics...they measure right at 4-1/4" at the narrowest portion.

You da man! Thanks buddy. :cheersmate:

Tito
12-16-2012, 1:12 AM
Lowbrow Fork Shrouds for 35mm are already in the works -----------------YES!

heretic530
12-16-2012, 1:18 AM
great looking... we used to use the covers off moto guzzis, but they had ugly headlight mounts. these look better

SingSing
12-16-2012, 5:29 PM
YO Dude! If you can make a pair to fit on a RK front end get to me..PM me! $$
Peace.

xtankx
12-18-2012, 8:05 AM
If someone with a dropped front end could post pictures it would be great. Can't decide what to do with my front end and these look like a nice alternative...

imtheslime
12-18-2012, 8:27 AM
Its about damn time! And they're not $300 either. Sweet!

ShovelEd
12-18-2012, 7:39 PM
[QUOTE=billdozer;420352]Make sure those don't hit that brace on full compression. Is that gun blue on the pipes too? How long has it been on there? Holding up well to the heat? I guess gun barrels get pretty damn hot so it should work fine, huh? Covers look neat. If they tapered at the bottom, they'd hit the seal holder area when the forks top out and not sure how they'd fit over the slider in the first place?[/QUOTE

Sounds like someone had some coffee.

The whole bike looks bad ass

hutchings
12-18-2012, 7:51 PM
Lowbrow Fork Shrouds for 35mm are already in the works, and 41mm are next! We say not to run a fender just for safety, you just have to make sure fully compressed that the shrouds won't run into your fender or fork brace.

On the Lowbrow site it says they fit 39mm Narrow Glide forks.

Will they work with the 39mm Mid-Glides used on the 2010+ 48's as well?

YOURADHERE
12-19-2012, 8:10 AM
On the Lowbrow site it says they fit 39mm Narrow Glide forks.

Will they work with the 39mm Mid-Glides used on the 2010+ 48's as well?


Curious as well. I'm thinking they'll hit the fender/brace mounts under full compression since they're so high up the fork leg.

FXD1369
12-22-2012, 5:27 PM
Curious as well. I'm thinking they'll hit the fender/brace mounts under full compression since they're so high up the fork leg.

I would think they would...for the price, it is worth the try. They would resell easily.

Road pretty hard yesterday with no hitting my fork brace at all.

heretic530
12-22-2012, 5:36 PM
YO Dude! If you can make a pair to fit on a RK front end get to me..PM me! $$
Peace.

the RK has inverted tripple trees. If you want the look of forks with covers, you will have to swap to standard style trees....


but remember that lowers the bike, so you need 2 over fork tubes to maintain the stock ride height...
I know this because I was considering doing it to my own. I all ready have the 3 degree rake cups to match the FXR neck rake

hf1200l
12-26-2012, 7:40 AM
:confused: Will this work with lowered front end & high series vintage tyres, eg. Firestone?? :confused:

flattrackhooligan
02-25-2013, 10:32 PM
I'm lovin mine, waiting on snow to melt to take it out
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Ledzx3/IMG_20130223_195021.jpg


scuffed up mine to match the lowers

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Ledzx3/20130225_161649.jpg

ThePete
02-25-2013, 11:16 PM
As I said earlier I was going to do 2 sets of fork boots on the fork tubes to beef up the look and darken things up, this isn't much more than the two sets of quality boots and it may accomplish the look I'm going for better especially with a raw option.

brach77
02-26-2013, 7:28 AM
cant wait for the 41mm. just what my front end needs!!

Slicebo
02-26-2013, 2:17 PM
cant wait for the 41mm. just what my front end needs!!

Do you have an ETA on the 41's? I don't see them for sale yet on the website...

Thanks, Bo :clap for you:

Lasor
05-14-2013, 6:40 AM
Any have an update on a possible ETA for the 41mm shrouds? Are they even still in the works? Thanks

Tito
05-14-2013, 6:44 AM
Any have an update on a possible ETA for the 41mm shrouds? Are they even still in the works? Thanks

And a update on the coveted 35mm's would be killer too.

Lasor
05-14-2013, 3:10 PM
I wonder how difficult it would be to alter the 39mm shrouds to fit 41mm forks. Anyone know someone who's done it?

Tito
05-14-2013, 3:51 PM
You have to look at it a 1mm difference around the circumference. I don't know what the tolerance is for the shroud to tube fit. It could even be close enough, but the tree attachment points may be different. Rene at mercury Moto can do it for sure, but might require a bit of work. Otherwise, it's just sit and wait. I asked Lowbrow about the 35mm ones a few months back when the 39's came out and they said it would be a while for the 35's, I don't know what time frame a while is, but probably the same as the 41's.

Lasor
05-15-2013, 8:33 AM
Thanks, Ill have to check with them and see what they'd charge to do it. I'd give it a shot but altering/fabbing sheet metal isn't my strong suit. So I'm sure by the time I got them fitted up and mounted on the bike they'd be pretty ragged. For the past few years since first seeing these bikes with the shrouds I've been on the hunt for a set for the 41's and have come up with nothing.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n234/lasor_2006/null_zpsafa30abf.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n234/lasor_2006/null_zpsb7a545bc.jpg

Tito
05-15-2013, 9:15 AM
Both of those bikes are so nice looking. A company used to make them for HDs a couple years back, I forget the name right now, but I believe Billdozer had a set on one of his bikes at one time. They pop up on ebay from time to time.

Also, MCM made them mainly for Brits, but those would only fit smaller tubes.

Maund Speed makes or made some cool cast aluminum ones, but not sure on the sizes as well. I talked to them a while back and almost pulled the trigger on a 35mm set for my Ironhead.

YOURADHERE
05-15-2013, 9:42 AM
It was West Eagle who was making them a couple years back. They were pricey though, around $300 if I remember correctly.

Tito
05-15-2013, 11:10 AM
You're right, west eagle and pricey. I am almost positive there is at least one or a few Japanese small companies making them now. Sizes uncertain and would require quite a bit of google translate to find. TT&Co would be my first place to look, then Nice, and probably a couple more. Although, supporting lowbrow USA made ones is a good option if you can wait.

Hopefully they will chime in soon?

Lordmerciless
05-18-2013, 10:34 PM
What about making these for the NEW Triumph Bonnevilles???

MercuryMoto67
05-19-2013, 1:49 AM
You have to look at it a 1mm difference around the circumference. I don't know what the tolerance is for the shroud to tube fit. It could even be close enough, but the tree attachment points may be different. Rene at mercury Moto can do it for sure, but might require a bit of work. Otherwise, it's just sit and wait. I asked Lowbrow about the 35mm ones a few months back when the 39's came out and they said it would be a while for the 35's, I don't know what time frame a while is, but probably the same as the 41's.

theres plenty of slack on the 39mm cover to tube ratio. those rubber rings take up a lot of space. if the mount to the lower tree on the 41mm were the same as the 39mm, making them fit would be pretty straight forward. the lower mounts are slotted so theres room to play. best thing to do is buy a raw set and see how they fit without the rubber rings. if they fit (more or less), i can make them fit properly.
the only thing i can think of might being a problem is the clearance with the lower parts... the cover to slider clearance. like i said, if its close, i can make it work.

anyone wanna go for it?

Rene
MercuryMoto

Tito
05-20-2013, 9:49 PM
Here are the Maund Speed ones for 35mm. I was lusting after them ever since seeing them at the AMCA swap in Hanford a while back, so this year I took the plunge, and I think they are well worth the $120 for the amount of work that goes into them. He casts them himself in aluminum, then machines them (along with all his other cool little parts). They are super thick and beefy. Going to put them on as soon as I find my new fork seals. He makes them mainly for Brit bikes, but I saw some pics of an ironhead with them and it looks real tasty. I will be using some super thick O-rings on the top to take up the extra 3/32" difference. He also has them in polished, but I dig the brushed finish, will match my lowers and all the other parts I have made on the bike.

http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx11/vincentbignuts/Ironhead/SAM_3216_zpsbba1dde9.jpg (http://s737.photobucket.com/user/vincentbignuts/media/Ironhead/SAM_3216_zpsbba1dde9.jpg.html)

http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx11/vincentbignuts/Ironhead/SAM_3217_zpsdf5ad25a.jpg (http://s737.photobucket.com/user/vincentbignuts/media/Ironhead/SAM_3217_zpsdf5ad25a.jpg.html)

http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx11/vincentbignuts/Ironhead/SAM_3219_zps38b5dad1.jpg (http://s737.photobucket.com/user/vincentbignuts/media/Ironhead/SAM_3219_zps38b5dad1.jpg.html)

http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx11/vincentbignuts/Ironhead/SAM_3220_zps6b5f7588.jpg (http://s737.photobucket.com/user/vincentbignuts/media/Ironhead/SAM_3220_zps6b5f7588.jpg.html)

Lasor
01-12-2015, 1:46 PM
Sorry for the old thread resurrection. Just wanted to check back in and see if anyone ended trying out a set of the 39mm shrouds on their 41mm forks. I was hoping the 41's would be out by now but no luck. If not, I suppose I will give it go. Thanks.

djgdot
01-14-2016, 3:28 PM
ya old thread im looking for some now. Anyone know if anyone makes them? i also remember seeing a set of 39mm a dood modified but cant
remember where i saw it! ya called EMD and they discontinued them they say. still hunting or looking for someone who fabed some up.