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Hi guys,

When I got my new XSR I was quite excited by the relative ease of customisation like most of you here, I assume. But, being a new bike there was only a handful of people making off-the-shelf custom accessories and we're pretty limited to what we can do. One of parts I was amazed I couldn't really find for a reasonable price were the fork covers. For me, esthetics wise, the fork covers make the bike look so much better, especially if you've got the fork gators as well. I was struggling to find good ones and even Yamaha themselves here didn't have them as an accessory for this bike.

After a bit research, I ended up buying the jvb moto headlight and fork cover set from Germany, because I liked the idea of changing to that style of headlight and it looked good on their Super7 build. I have since changed my mind as it didn't really fit the the rest of the changes..

The set from JvB was a complete, blatant rip-off to say the least. Not only were they ridiculously over priced (including a crazy delivery fee), but the headlight and the covers where not even painted/powder coated!!!

(I still have the actual set if anyone is interested. I did get them powder coated by the way, so if you do like the look, you can pretty much just put it on.)

On top of that, it looks like they didn't even bother measuring the correct length required for the fork covers! There's a bit of a gap at the top (and by the way, pushing the top mounting points as far down as possible) and it just looks dodgy, seeing the shiny forks behind it. It just wrecks the whole look.


Yamaha's one on eBay cost GBP75, which is about AUD130 + GBP40 (AUD70) shipping fee, which is just crazy.

Anyhow, as I run out of options, I decided to make some myself. ( I run an engineering company here in Melbourne). They came out great and I had fair few guys pick them up through a club here.

So, I just wanted to see if anyone here would be interested in these. They cost 80 Australian dollars + a flat shipping fee of 30 aud anywhere in the world. That works out to be roughly around $90, EUR80 and GBP70 in total. So, a lot cheaper. And it could be even less if we can make a bigger batch, so if you're interested, please let me know.

These by the way, completely made here in Australia, fully CNC machined with high quality aluminium and great black finish. I've attached some pictures for you to have a look at. It literally takes about 15 min to install.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers!
 

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I might be a bit biased, as I have the 'official' MT-07 fork covers fitted to my own XSR700, but while these look pretty good, I think the Yamaha part ties in somewhat better, as the thickness and finish of the material they use better matches the diameter and general aesthetic of the lower fork legs and brace.
 

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Price of the MT/FZ07 parts from the USA are way cheaper than in Europe, even after adding on shipping.

https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/yamaha/motorcycle/2016/fz07gcgy/steering

So, well done for producing a solution, which might well be cheaper for those who pay very high import duties / shipping from the USA.
Sorry to be simple, if I just need the upper fork cover do I only need parts 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24? Seems awfully inexpensive compared to what I've seen previously!
 

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Sorry to be simple, if I just need the upper fork cover do I only need parts 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24? Seems awfully inexpensive compared to what I've seen previously!
prices for parts 20, 22 must be a typo.

I've got these https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Motor-Front-Fork-Tube-Covers-For-Yamaha-MT-07-FZ-07-2014-2015-2016-Aluminum-1Pair/32821685363.html

they're ok... the only extra thing I would get would be a set of o-rings with varying thickness to ensure a tight fit.

Luis
 

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I paid $9.78 plus $7.99 shipping to the UK in July from Partzilla for the two covers plus 4 rivets.
That's amazing... They cost 77 € each! @ the dealer! I still think it's a mistake, I can imagine they'll be quite surprised by the number of orders they'll get!
 

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By way of a follow up, I ordered the covers and they have finally turned up (after being stopped at customs and incurring and additional £11 charge). Still cheaper than the other options.

Haven't had them fitted yet but fingers crossed.
 

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Wow what a great price for the articles. Almost can not be true. But earlier reports report that. I ordered the various items and I am curious to see if they can also fulfill the shipping timeline. Or that the customs are going to throw a spanner in the works ...

I'll let you know
 

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Today 7/7 I received the items by postal so took them 11days to deliver to Netherlands....thats fast enough for me




used the small black tie rap



I used a small black tie-rap for the space at the top...okay its shinny but beter then the little chrome space

And that for just arround USD 25,= incl. shipment.

Looks beefy i think.
 

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@denniswkok Could you kindly share part serial number?I couldn't read from your pics :/
my local dealer couldn't find it in catalogue :/
If you also have a link where I can buy it, will be wonderful.
thanks in advance
 

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Today 7/7 I received the items by postal so took them 11days to deliver to Netherlands....thats fast enough for me

I used a small black tie-rap for the space at the top...okay its shinny but beter then the little chrome space

And that for just arround USD 25,= incl. shipment.

Looks beefy i think.
Thanks for the info and pictures. Ordered these up today and am looking forward to installing!
Aaron
 

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Thanks for the info and pictures. Ordered these up today and am looking forward to installing!
Aaron
So I haven't looked very closely at the installation process yet, but do you have to drop the forks to install these? If so, I'd want to install the fork gaiters at the same time...
I did mine yesterday.
 

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