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Re: Ball joint boot
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2015, 09:06:34 am »
The 1150 uses the same ball joint.

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Re: Ball joint boot
« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2015, 09:18:42 am »
Stock arrived, R275. ea. Trickbits is a wholesaler, Won`t sell to the public.

So who do I contact...?  ???

Currently sitting with silicon tape on the boot....
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Re: Ball joint boot
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2015, 06:55:09 pm »
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Re: Ball joint boot
« Reply #43 on: August 15, 2015, 08:02:51 pm »
I followed all this with great interest as the boot on the telelever of my GS was also torn with 56000km on the clock. I bought the generic boot from Midas for R15.00. This was easier than what I expected. The bottom of the boot is perfect fit and the top I just stretched over. Used the red Locktite and tighten the nut it to 150nm. Easy peasy. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Ball joint boot
« Reply #44 on: August 16, 2015, 01:22:44 pm »
I inspected my boot again and there are still no tears. I did see some folds that are looking worrysome. I think the main culprit to the boot failing is probably storing the bike with the steering turned and locked.  It stresses the boot for long periods.
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Re: Ball joint boot
« Reply #45 on: August 16, 2015, 05:47:54 pm »
I have to agree with you Katana. If you store the bike with the front wheel as straight as possible, it should prolong the life of the boot.
 

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Re: Ball joint boot
« Reply #46 on: August 17, 2015, 07:25:29 am »
Hmm - I always park the bike with the steering locked, except at home - so that would probably not be the best.....

Do you still have the boot dimensions perhaps?
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Re: Ball joint boot
« Reply #47 on: August 17, 2015, 01:28:17 pm »
I have to agree with you Katana. If you store the bike with the front wheel as straight as possible, it should prolong the life of the boot.

Yes...everytime I park my bike at work and lock the steering that thought goes through my mind.

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Re: Ball joint boot
« Reply #48 on: August 18, 2015, 08:55:22 pm »
Thanks guys!  :ricky:

The boot I bought is the small generic ball joint boot part number bj0003 from Midas.

In my opinion; all boots will fail eventually, due to the way it twist.

Just happy that the replacement was painless. I did mark the nut with red nail polish just to do a visual inspection that the collar nut is still where it should be and not working its way lose. (Peace of mind?).

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Re: Ball joint boot
« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2015, 09:56:44 am »
Hmm, Midas in Witfield has stock at R14.00 including VAT.....

Guess I make a stop there tomorrow on he way home!
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Re: Ball joint boot
« Reply #50 on: December 07, 2015, 07:52:03 am »
So I eventually removed the black insulation tape holding the torn rubber boot together, and got to work - I used a huge 150W soldering iron to heat the nut to melt the Loctite, loosened the nut with effort, whipped out the damaged rubber boot - in 3 pieces - greased the ball joint, slipped on the Midas Rubber Boot - perfect fit, modified the 21mm socket, tightened up the whole shebang, torqued it - 1 hour all done.
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Re: Ball joint boot
« Reply #51 on: December 07, 2015, 08:51:27 am »
 :thumleft: Well done!!!
 

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Re: Ball joint boot
« Reply #52 on: December 07, 2015, 09:06:24 am »
Thanks - was not a hard job - fun actually!

And if anyone needs to borrow the socket & allen key to do theirs, give me a shout!

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Re: Ball joint boot
« Reply #53 on: February 15, 2016, 07:27:22 pm »
ClimbingTurtle,

Just out of interest sake....did you use the big (bj 0002) or the smaller (bj 0003) one?
Wasn't sure...so I bought both at Midas.
Big one R9,50, smaller one R9,00.

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Re: Ball joint boot
« Reply #54 on: February 15, 2016, 07:32:26 pm »
ClimbingTurtle,

Just out of interest sake....did you use the big (bj 0002) or the smaller (bj 0003) one?
Wasn't sure...so I bought both at Midas.
Big one R9,50, smaller one R9,00.

Apologies...read the other thread now. Saw you used the smaller one, bj 0003. :thumleft:

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Re: Ball joint boot
« Reply #55 on: April 27, 2016, 09:45:00 pm »
Man, this couldn't be easier: 28 ronts and a bit of spanner time and we're ready for a long weekend..