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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-13-2014, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Broke one of my chrome fork guards. Saw Kewl Metal set of chrome flamed fork guards for $150. Have not heard good things about Kewl Metal service. Does anyone have Kewl Metal chrome flamed fork guards? Is Kewl Metal service o.k.? How does Kewl Metal fork guards attach to the fork sliders? Any other resource for solid metal fork guards? Don't want to replace with the stock cheap plastic guards. Thanks.

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I've seen it posted elsewhere that the metal fork guards for the Kingpin models will work on the CC. I need to buy some myself. I'm considering both the Kingpin ones and the Kewlmetal ones. Both are about the same price.

There are also some flame ones around. I wouldn't personally want those because it would be really hard to clean around them without snagging towels on them and cutting myself. :-)

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Sandman- is this what you are after? https://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=50641

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I have the chrome plain Kwel Metal guards. Ordered them while I was waiting to take delivery of my 2012. Quick delivery and a nice product. Attach to existing threaded holes in the lower fork tubes, very simple install. No idea what their service is like now, but I had a good experience.

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Sandman- is this what you are after? https://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=50641
No, those are lowers. He wants replacements for the factory fork guards that protect the exposed shock shafts.

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Default Kingpin fork guards fit cross bikes too

I was being super careful not to break those plastic fork guards and then, after three years, I snagged one with a towel. I have a friend who has a Kingpin and it has chrome METAL ones. I ordered a pair through Honda East Toledo and got a 20% discount. They bolt to the inside of the axle carrier, nice and solid and look great.
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Default KewlMetal Experience and Problem

Funny, or strange, etc. -- the recent posts on KewlMetal, e.g., this thread and https://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=82857 . Here's my recent dealings with KewlMetal ("KM").

A month or so ago, I received a present from a friend, the black version of KM's fork guards: http://www.kewlmetalstore.com/produc...roducts_id=598 . The next week, I went to put them on, and found that the curvature on the side of them was very nearly or actually touching the brake rotors; see attached pic.

The directions say to pull them forward a bit, to make sure there's adequate clearance with respect to the fork-tube holders. There's no mention of pulling them sideways, which would not be good, anyway, because: 1) the metal doesn't bend that way, and; 2) as mounted, they are perfectly centered in front of the tubes, and you wouldn't want to change that.

So I did a few emails, and was phoned by the owner, Joe Gschweng, about this. He was perplexed, said that they have these on a lot of Cross -- and other -- bikes, maybe there was a manufacturing problem, etc. So, he sent me a package, containing new guards and a return shipping label, i.e., I now have two sets and a label.

I got that package a few days ago. I looked at the unopened package, called him back, and told him that they looked identical to the other ones (even though the package is slightly different). He told me to go ahead and open the package anyway, try to put them on, and see what happens.

I have time to get to this today, and intend to make a video of it, just to show everything from different angles. When done, I'll report back here.

My wheels and rotors -- all of that stuff -- is completely stock. Lots of farkles, but it's mostly electrical stuff; the mechanicals of the bike are stock.

So, a question and a comment:

1) Anyone else notice this extremely close relationship with these KM guards and the rotors?

2) My experience with the owner of KM has been positive, even if I have what I consider a problem with their fork guards. I also bought their heel shifter in 2012, and didn't have a problem with it, like it, etc.
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I'm just going to go with the Kingpin ones. $141 from Honda East Toledo. They're factory so you know the chrome will be good.

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have you looked at these? http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/4621/Lower-Fork-Covers

Cruiser customizing has them for a good price and you can go chrome or black. The cover is metal, the protector is ABS again but still a good price, fast shipping.
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You'd be back to square one with those as they are plastic and can break just like the OEMs do.

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