That's great , certainly need one for winter riding, thanks for the info
Point taken about the tube/sock thingy, I think AT does an half decent job of it all ready, but its a pity its not just a bit wider. I also noticed the reg/rect & PGFI unit connections getting sprayed with water and muck! not the best place to be..Not so sure about those shock tubs, or socks as some call them. It looks like a good enough idea at first, but if you do any real off-road riding, they have two drawbacks... 1) it makes it harder to inspect and clean the shock, and 2) any dust or debris that does work its way in there can't be seen, so it can sit there for a long time and grind away if you don't check it regularly. The "out of sight, out of mind" situation, in a not so good sort of way.
What I found to work really well is to add a rear fender extension (extending forward, not back), which shields the shock from getting any direct debris from the rear wheel, and leaves the shock open for inspection and regular cleaning as needed.
Something like this:
I put the front Fenda Extenda and the rear shock protector on all my dual sports/ADV bikes. One of the first things I do. Highly recommended.
I love these top tips - makes reading forums worthwhile!Save some money and buy the 'ordinary' one. I just put some extra double sided tape on mine, a smear of silicone across the join under the guard and bobs yer uncle. Done this on every one I've ever bought and never lost one yet.
Thanks for the info, I was looking for a front fenda extenda. I am also looking at covering the rear shock it is also going to get seriously covered in crap! perhaps somthing like this http://www.rg-racing.com/browsetype/Shocktube/Honda/
Save some money and buy the 'ordinary' one. I just put some extra double sided tape on mine, a smear of silicone across the join under the guard and bobs yer uncle. Done this on every one I've ever bought and never lost one yet.
Yes....done this wee rubber flap from new. :grin2:Peeps,
Has anyone had any thoughts on protecting the rear shock bottom link ?