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I am doing a drive spine grease job and upon disassembly, noticed the air shock boot was torn in 4 places. Rather than do the kosher thing and replace it with the original style boot (only to tare again) I am planning to cover the exposed areas with a section of motorcycle inner tube. (tie zipped in place) This has served me well in the past on my trail bike shocks to keep dirt and debris off of the shock tubes; maybe it will serve me again in this application. Much cheaper and as I had to just buy a new fridge, necessary ca$h wise! I will let you all know how it holds up in successive miles.
 

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You might already know that if you look up the rear shock the newer model 1500's have the boot available only with the shock as an assembly. But… it's still available seperately if you look up the 88 model.
BOOT, RR.
52611-MN5-003 001 $47.36 $35.95

The boot fits all model 1500 rear shocks.

Let us know how the tire tube works out.
 

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Or get a shock mate SA1997 for about $5.
 

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Well G.T.C. (get the camera) Thanks Ray. Gotta love this form. It's like having a mentor at your fingertips 24/7
I will let you know how the tube system works but keep your '88 boot on my mind.

waitin' for spring... Don__..
 

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Hi Dave;

Where do I get a shock mate? Any addresses?

Thanks Don__..
 

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Monroe Shock-Mate Boot Kit SA1997.
Under $10 versus Honda $40.
 

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O'reilly has them listed at $4.99. That is certainly cheap enough.
 
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