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How to fit front shock protection sleaves
« on: April 17, 2015, 04:58:33 pm »
I thought the chocks just pull through to the bottom but see now the top part of the chock is thicker. How do I fit the new shock boots ?  
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Re: How to fit front shock protection sleaves
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2015, 09:11:24 am »
You are talking about fork boots?
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Re: How to fit front shock protection sleaves
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2015, 09:35:20 am »
Thaks for all your help  Lecap, always ready to part with your knowledge, even when people like me come with all funny names for the different part. Yes correct, the concertina type rubber boots ,the old ones where torn and I cut them off. I thought they would just pull through the clamp to the bottom, but I see the top part of the shock is thicker.
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Re: How to fit front shock protection sleaves
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2015, 10:21:38 am »
Thaks for all your help  Lecap, always ready to part with your knowledge, even when people like me come with all funny names for the different part. Yes correct, the concertina type rubber boots ,the old ones where torn and I cut them off. I thought they would just pull through the clamp to the bottom, but I see the top part of the shock is thicker.

I am trying to understand the problem ?Pull through the clamp to the bottom   :patch:
I would just take the front wheel off and do one shock at a time. Loosen the triple clamps remove shock
clean , fit boot and then the other one. Check your boot breather hole etc

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Re: How to fit front shock protection sleaves
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2015, 01:06:49 pm »
Where the shock fits onto the top clamp, it is thicker than the part where it fits trough the bottom clamp. So it looks to me that the thicker part of the shock at the top won`t fit through the triple clamp when sliding it through to the bottom.
Or am I just dof .
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Re: How to fit front shock protection sleaves
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2015, 02:15:16 pm »
Where the shock fits onto the top clamp, it is thicker than the part where it fits trough the bottom clamp. So it looks to me that the thicker part of the shock at the top won`t fit through the triple clamp when sliding it through to the bottom.
Or am I just dof .

Yes from the photo it looks thicker at the top. Understand now what you mean. Never seen this and cannot understand why it has been designed like this  ???
Hope some of the other DRZ owners respond.  This intrigues me so I am googling .
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Re: How to fit front shock protection sleaves
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2015, 02:50:26 pm »
Hello Skipskop.
Found this youtube video where you can see the fork just slides out of the triple clamps .
Check it out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZwpWQQ01aQ
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Re: How to fit front shock protection sleaves
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2015, 04:24:53 pm »
Great stuff, so much to learn from youtube!
There is even videos showing how to replace the doo on a KLR etc
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Re: How to fit front shock protection sleaves
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2015, 05:40:23 pm »
Jis dankie Subie. Ek is lui om te Google  :snorting:
Nou het ek sommer 2 vlee met een klap gedoen. Die shock settings wat ek van wou weet is ook in die video genoem . Baie dankie   :thumleft:
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Re: How to fit front shock protection sleaves
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2015, 05:42:06 pm »
O ja, sommer terselfde tyd die voor wiel bearings en seels se nommers gekry ;-)
En ja, die shock is so ge machine op die bokant, so stukkie taper gemachine nou lyk dit net of die shock dukker is op die bo punt  :lol8:
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Re: How to fit front shock protection sleaves
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2015, 05:47:09 pm »
O ja, sommer terselfde tyd die voor wiel bearings en seels se nommers gekry ;-)
En ja, die shock is so ge machine op die bokant, so stukkie taper gemachine nou lyk dit net of die shock dukker is op die bo punt  :lol8:


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Re: How to fit front shock protection sleaves
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2015, 10:25:17 am »
Where the shock fits onto the top clamp, it is thicker than the part where it fits trough the bottom clamp. So it looks to me that the thicker part of the shock at the top won`t fit through the triple clamp when sliding it through to the bottom.
Or am I just dof .

Yes you are dof :lol8: The fork tube is shaped like an hour glass between the triple clamps since you don't need the strength the full cross section of the non tapered tube provides and it does save weight. The outer diameter of the tube where it fits inside the upper and lower triple clamps is identical and the same as below the lower triple clamp.
Once unclamped you can pull the fork tubes out towards the bottom.
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