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    Default Fork gator life expectancy?

    Every year or two my BSA rat chopper's gators start to fall apart. Look good new but soon hairline cracks start all over and then gaping open slits........ kinda reminds me of a girl I once useta know. LOL!
    Figure maybe they send me the oldest ones they have instead of newly made ones.
    How long do your gators last before they split open and maybe someone can say the best place to buy better ones?

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    Last time i caught a gator with the forks fucker died instantly

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    Most of the new rubber is shit. read on britbike that classic british spares has good ones

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    The best ones I've found quality wise are the EMGO brand made in Taiwan. Avoid rubber products made in India. They turn to dust in the package.

    Bob

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    Plus make sure they fit....... Don't buy them to small.......

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    The Britbike aftermarket bitterly resents specifying modern urethane even though they could order any durometer and color from Hapco (who I've dealt with, nice folks) and make the parts in existing molds.

    Many fork boots that fit are still quite tight.
    Last edited by farmall; 08-31-2016 at 1:04 PM.

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    Thanks. I went after the ones from Classic British Spares and although they're pricey... $46. USD they have a 10 that's TEN year warranty so hopefully they're good quality. Ones I've had fit just fine. But made of shit not good rubber it seems.
    Last edited by cisco; 08-31-2016 at 6:36 PM.

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    Holy shit! Ten years is impressive.

    Somebody listened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datadavid View Post
    Last time i caught a gator with the forks fucker died instantly
    Hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobscogin View Post
    The best ones I've found quality wise are the EMGO brand made in Taiwan. Avoid rubber products made in India. They turn to dust in the package.

    Bob
    +1 on that. I've got some on my T140 been on there 14 years.........and that was when I bought it so fuck knows how old they actually are!!!

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