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I WOULD LIKE TO ASK A QUESTION HERE .... I HAVE A 1999 GL-1500 SE, AND AFTER CHANGING THE TIRES, AND PUTTING IT ALL BACK TOGETHER, I NOTICED THAT MY UNIVERSAL BOOT ON THE SWINGARM IS TORN.... NOW I HAVE TAKEN THE REAR WHEEL/SHOCKS/BATTERY/BATTERY BOX/ EXHAUST/FINAL DRIVE, AND DRIVE SHAFT/ AND ALL THE OTHER LITTLE THINGS OFF. MY QUESTION IS THIS : CAN I REPLACE THE RUBBER BOOT WITHOUT TAKING OFF THE SWINGARM .... I CAN DO THIS ON MY VALKYRIE, BUT I AM UNSURE OF THE WING ...... THANK-YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO HELP ME OUT ON THIS ..... YOU ALL HAVE ALWAYS BEEN LIFE SAVERS HERE ON THIS BOARD.:praying:
 

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Swingarm stays in for this. Rear wheel off, unbolt the final drive and pull the drive/drive shaft back enough so you can pull the UJ up and fit the new boot.
 

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BenMC ..... Thank-you for taking the time to get back to me on this. I was finishing up with everything, and i looked at that dang boot ..... ripped ..... had to take everything all back apart. Thank-you again my friend, John.
 

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I just replaced the boot on the 93. I don't know if theirs a better way or not but I had to pull the alternator to gain leverage over the boot. Not a difficult job just a PITA.The swingarm stays in place. When I put it back together i snugged the rear axle down then the final drive. Don't forget to Moly-60 the drive splines on the driveshaft.
 

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And don't forget to replace with VALKYRIE boot! T'will fit fine on GL1500. Is tougher, lasts longer than GL1500 boot. MANY owners do this. TTFN.....papasmurf
 

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thanks to all of you for responding to my question, and for giving me the help that i needed .... this is such an awsome board, and an awsome group of people ...... THANK-YOU again !!!!
 

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I looked at my boot last year when i put a rear tire on and it looked good for the whole summer. Then this spring it had a split but not all the way around. I just put some silicone rubber on it like i did to the first one that went bad years ago and i think it would have lasted for a long time but I replaced it eventually. It seems to only split towards the rear where the most flexing occurs.

I have a Valkyrie boot now that i need to install whenever i get to it. It doesn't look thicker or stronger to me, but it is larger and has an extra fold in it so each section doesn't have to flex as much.

I thought(brain fart) that when i replaced the first one i just took out the bottom bolts on both shocks and that let the swingarm go down enough to just slip the u-joint off the back of the engine and then put the boot on. I don't remember having to take the wheel and drive off. Wish i would have written that down IF that is what I did. My memory is not there anymore.

Has anyone done this also?
 
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