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Offline TotnesSteve

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Damage to shaft drive boot.
« on: November 26, 2018, 06:44:58 PM »
I was cleaning and inspecting the bike today, before doing its ACF50 treatment and putting it away for a couple of months, when i found a hole in the rubber boot around the rear part of the shaft drive - the bit with pleated rubber.

It looks like i've run against something, but i can't remember doing it.

How important is this? Can it wait until the next service in the spring?

Thanks, all.
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Re: Damage to shaft drive boot.
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 07:16:38 PM »
*Originally Posted by TotnesSteve [+]
How important is this? Can it wait until the next service in the spring?
I would think that you would want to keep the salt out of that area.
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Re: Damage to shaft drive boot.
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018, 08:06:08 PM »
as above - bevel drive will not take kindly to lack of oil and rubbish getting in there !! :034:

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Re: Damage to shaft drive boot.
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2018, 12:51:37 AM »
I had a similar problem that occurred when I dropped the bike onto its left side and the boot hit the ground. That boot has a hole in the bottom anyway to prevent water collecting in it so I don’t think an extra hole is going to cause any significant damage. My bike was still under warranty when it happened and I managed to persuade my dealer to replace it FOC.

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Re: Damage to shaft drive boot.
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 09:16:54 AM »
is this something a crash bung would prevent?  Was looking for an excuse to buy the lovely R & G one.
Nah , don't really need an excuse but validated purchases for the bike are way more satisfying.  :169:

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Re: Damage to shaft drive boot.
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2018, 09:24:30 AM »
*Originally Posted by SimonTEX [+]
is this something a crash bung would prevent?

I would think so.

 


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