I believe that over the top is the most accurate. If they are wider you can let them lap over or fold them say in half. Just make sure that the crease is to the inside (toward the center of the fork) and the folded edges are to the outside of the forks.Thanks for the replys yall have some good looking bands. With the flat bands which would be better to go around the fork or over the top? Also if the band is wider than the top of the fork will it work?