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post #1 of 14 Old 11-22-2012, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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So you have shock boots?

So, you have shock boots, do you also wear leg warmers when you ride? I dont see the purpose. They wear the finish off, hold in moisture, catch on thorny brush, and stay dirty after the first time you go mudding.
Am I just to anti Olivia Newton-John? For those too young she made the leg warmers sexy in the 80s.

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cheap shock covers yes their junk. good ones protect and save the shock shafts, same reason bikes have fork guards on them, rocks bouncing off shock shafts or fork tubes is very bad. had good shock covers on my 04 ds650. when i took them off last summer the shock and springs underneath looked brand new
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Don't care for them myself either. I would like to try a set of the plastic roost guards.


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cheap shock covers yes their junk. good ones protect and save the shock shafts, same reason bikes have fork guards on them, rocks bouncing off shock shafts or fork tubes is very bad. had good shock covers on my 04 ds650. when i took them off last summer the shock and springs underneath looked brand new
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When you spend $2000+ on shocks , you'll be grateful they came with the shocks.

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Do you guys take them off when you wash your bike and clean them? I had one set and all they did was collect dirt and mud that rubbed the finish off the springs.


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Do you guys take them off when you wash your bike and clean them? I had one set and all they did was collect dirt and mud that rubbed the finish off the springs.
I wash the xx then take them off and wash a little more , spray the shocks with WD40 and put them back on. PePs have the best shock covers then Motowz, then Elka.


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Do you guys take them off when you wash your bike and clean them? I had one set and all they did was collect dirt and mud that rubbed the finish off the springs.
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