Rear shock, and rear Disk


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Keef
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Rear shock, and rear Disk

Postby Keef » Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:26 pm



I have progressive rear shocks on my 1500. One of the rubber boots came off the top of one
of them! Is this fixable? Does it mean the shock is bad? Is this a immediate thing I should take care of ?

Also: can you have your rear brake disk turned, or should you just get a new one ?

Thanks every one.........................



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Re: Rear shock, and rear Disk

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:06 pm

I don't know how the progressive shocks compare to the physical dimensions of the OEM air shock, but I and others have used a Monroe SA1997 shock boot to replace the OEM boot. You could check that part and see if it fits your shock. It takes some minor modification to fit properly, but worked great on mine.
Regarding the discs, I think you just replace them when they meet a certain minimum thickness. See the attached photo. Like automotive discs, they are not 'turnable' after they hit that minimum. I don't know if anyone would have a turning machine set to handle a motorcycle rim with disc attached.


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Re: Rear shock, and rear Disk

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:11 pm

Motorcycle brake rotors are much harder than automotive rotors, and are not designed to be turned. Most automotive lathes are incapable of turning motorcycle rotors for that reason. By design, motorcycle brake pads should wear out far more often, and the rotors should last for a really, really long time - which is good, because they are expensive!!

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Re: Rear shock, and rear Disk

Postby Keef » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:18 am

Thanks guy's for the info.............




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