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post #1 of 3 Old 11-15-2006, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Rear shock Protector

I seem to recall that someone had devised a protecter/deflector to keep mud, crud and what have you off of the shock.

Does this ring a bell with anyone??

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post #2 of 3 Old 11-15-2006, 07:02 PM
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I took a piece of innertube and bolted it on to protect the rear shock. It was an innertube off a tractor so it was thicker than most tubes.

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Two common solutions. One is the flap that DaddyJoe mentioned. It's been done differently, but the idea is to use something to keep mud and dirt from being flung off the tire onto the shock strut. Use your best judgement in figuring out a way to do this. Some have used old inner tubes, some have used stiffer bits of plastic.

The other solution (which I have) is a nylon shock cover. It velcroes over the shock and covers the whole thing. It's a pain to remove to adjust preload or rebound settings, but it's been on there for three years. It has a hole in it where the spring sometimes hits the swingarm. The shock stays clean, though, so that's the point.

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