Rear shock bellows..??


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Rear shock bellows..??

Postby velvetrider » Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:12 pm



With left bag out, replaced brake line, I saw that my shocks Rubber bellow was cracked. I had fixed a previous crack. My tire tube patch is holding for now,,but ,, ? From the attached pic you can see what I mean. The other side is fine, (I treated it with pure Glycerin over 2 yrs ago.) Does anyone have a suggestion about how I can deal with this problem.??
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Re: Rear shock bellows..??

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:27 pm

Bite the bullet and put a new one on? If it's old and hard enough that it's cracking like that, you're going to be chasing breaks and cracks all over it from this point forward.

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Re: Rear shock bellows..??

Postby velvetrider » Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:43 pm

Thanks for your input.

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Re: Rear shock bellows..??

Postby wingman12 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:41 pm

I saw a thread on this site last week that mentioned you can get that rubber boot at oreilly auto parts. :D :D cheaper than oem

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Re: Rear shock bellows..??

Postby velvetrider » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:15 am

Wingman,,That sounds hopeful. I tried to find the post you refer to. Being a dumb-cough, I was not able to find any reference to the post about boot replacement part from Orielly. Got any reference.?

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Re: Rear shock bellows..??

Postby dingdong » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:37 am

This is the boot that fits the 1500 which is the only one I have read about there being a replacement for.. ??? not sure if it will fit your bike. Monroe Shock-Mate Boot Kit SA1997. It has to be cut to length and zip tied on.
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Re: Rear shock bellows..??

Postby velvetrider » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:33 pm

Just found a great site,,Cyclepysco. Out of Eugene, Oregon.. Dave answered email right away.
"give me a day to find you a good one" Next day,,Sent pics of boot. Looked good. Now the kicker.
How much,? $12. w/ shipping. I am thrilled. [url]cyclepsychodotcom@gmail.com[/url]
Tell Dave that Geoff sent ya.

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Re: Rear shock bellows..??

Postby spiralout » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:20 am

dingdong wrote:This is the boot that fits the 1500 which is the only one I have read about there being a replacement for.. ??? not sure if it will fit your bike. Monroe Shock-Mate Boot Kit SA1997. It has to be cut to length and zip tied on.

Here's the one I put on my 1500, 4 bucks, another cut to length then zip-tie.
velvetrider wrote:Just found a great site,,Cyclepysco. Out of Eugene, Oregon.. Dave answered email right away.
"give me a day to find you a good one" Next day,,Sent pics of boot. Looked good. Now the kicker.
How much,? $12. w/ shipping. I am thrilled.

Even it's not torn, that's still $17-$20 shipped for a 30 year old used piece of rubber. Honda still has them for $27

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Re: Rear shock bellows..??

Postby velvetrider » Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:01 am

yea. nice move on the shock boot ,,,12. including shipping. Now if I can just put it on without
destroying something else . Every new task has created at least 2 more. Currently I should be done by 01/01/16. lol




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