rear shock boots


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flash1942
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rear shock boots

Post by flash1942 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:38 am



Has anyone found a source for the rear air shock boots, or something similar?



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Re: rear shock boots

Post by made2care » Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:24 pm

Try o' Reilly's auto parts . I restored mine on the cheap!!
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jhngardner367
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Re: rear shock boots

Post by jhngardner367 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:41 am

Same here ! They look good,and they're about$6.99 per kit.
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tom.believes
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Re: rear shock boots

Post by tom.believes » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:33 am

I don't see how they would fit over the larger part of the shock absorber cover.

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skier
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Re: rear shock boots

Post by skier » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:19 pm

I have these, they fit.

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Re: rear shock boots

Post by tom.believes » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:18 pm

I'm rebuilding my shocks and the existing boots are in tatters. Originals I'm sure. I went ahead and got the monroe boots from Oreilley's today. The rest of the parts will come in later in the week.

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brianinpa
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Re: rear shock boots

Post by brianinpa » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:39 pm

I just bought a pair of OEM boots on eBay a few months ago for about $8 each.
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Re: rear shock boots

Post by tbeiler » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:54 pm

Try mother Honda, I bought some for the 86 Aspy about 2 years ago.

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Re: rear shock boots

Post by walker70 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:52 pm

I went the O'reilly auto parts way,they worked great.

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Re: rear shock boots

Post by wiretician » Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:42 pm

Found ones on eBay, they were listed for Harley, but had some dimensions on the listing. Did some eye-balling on the measurements and decided they would probably work. Figured that $17 and change with shipping from China, wasn't too much to waste if they weren't right. Was a bit of a wait, but did fit and was nearly an exact match, there wasn't any modifying, just slipped on and fell into place. But the main thing was to protect the seals and rods.


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