Part #51442-MC7-003 Boot, piston case


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harkgold
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Part #51442-MC7-003 Boot, piston case

Postby harkgold » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:49 am



In the process of rebuilding my forks on my '84 Interstate I notice that all four of the little black rubber boots that are on each side of the pivot bolt on the Trac Anti-Dive Units are shot.
Any idea where a guy can get replacements without paying a kings ransom for them?
Or, are there any cheap alternatives to using these boots that someone may have discovered that works just as well. Like some simple large rubber "O" rings for example that would fit in the channel around each end of the bolt?
It doesn't appear that these boots are holding back pressurized fork fluid or anything, so I'm just assuming they are there to keep out dust, dirt, and moisture.
A friend suggested that while the forks are off the bike and can be laid horizontally....to just squeeze some black liquid rubber into this space, strike it off with your finger and let it set up overnight. The liquid rubber stays nice and flexible and yet dries firm enough to stay in place. Once dry it can also be grabbed or hooked with a tool and pulled out in one solid piece if needed in the future. I have used the black liquid rubber before for other applications and it is awesome stuff. However, I'm not sure if it would hinder the action of the Trac unit.

Thanks again for your thoughts and help!

Harkgold :?:



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Re: Part #51442-MC7-003 Boot, piston case

Postby britman » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:14 pm

Igot some for my 83 last year let me see if i can find the paper work there still available from mother Honda

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Re: Part #51442-MC7-003 Boot, piston case

Postby britman » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:29 pm

And of course i cant find it . but yes you can get them

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Re: Part #51442-MC7-003 Boot, piston case

Postby harkgold » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:34 pm

Thanks for your help!
I located a source for these at a somewhat reasonable price, but only because I ordered them with other things that got me to the limit of free shipping.
Had I not been able to do that these little rubber boots would have ended up costing me approx $19.00 a piece.
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Re: Part #51442-MC7-003 Boot, piston case

Postby britman » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:50 pm

Yeah thats about what it cost me

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Re: Part #51442-MC7-003 Boot, piston case

Postby harkgold » Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:06 pm

britman wrote:Yeah thats about what it cost me


EXTREMELY RIDICULOUS ISN'T IT!
I'd be surprised if it costs .25 cents to produce each of these. There isn't a dimes worth of rubber in each one. And the end user ends up paying nearly nineteen bucks each by the time he gets them on his bike!!!
GIVE ME A BREAK!
Unless I'm absolutely up against the wall, I refuse to do business with any of my local Honda dealers. All of them want ten prices for anything they sell. I know........some are going to say we need to support our local dealerships; and I would love to if they were even half way reasonable. I'm beginning to think Honda must think that all Gold Wing owners are either wealthy or stupid enough to pay their prices.
I fully believe the reason they charge so much is because they know you need the item. And if it happens to be a discontinued item....LOOK OUT....you'd better head to the bank for a loan.
Just for the heck of it I contacted one of my local dealerships the other day to see what they want for an oil filter........$12 dollars and some odd cents. I told them.....hey, I can buy a three pack on line for $17.00 and that's with free shipping!!
It's things like this that make people really want to run out and buy a brand new Gold Wing. It's no wonder that many people buy a new one....ride it till the wheels fall off and then....and then rather than take it in and pay for some expensive parts and labor....they unload the thing on people like me that like fixing and rebuilding things.
The only conciliation I guess.....is that I can't complain too much....espscially when the bike was given to me.

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Re: Part #51442-MC7-003 Boot, piston case

Postby wheeln04 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:41 am

FYI, I got my from Dillon Brothers MotorSports. There web is http://www.buymotorcycleparts.com
I paid $6.31 each.

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Re: Part #51442-MC7-003 Boot, piston case

Postby britman » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:02 am

But if its a part only Honda make then yes you pay for it . Id love to have a new Goldwing but this 83 works for me




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