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    draglink boot question

    Just noticed it is time to replace the ball joint (telelever) gaiter (edit) again. It's a 2010 R1200GSA (bought Dec. 2010). Replaced the EOM in 2015 @ at 32,000, second in 2017 @ 48,000 and now at 56,000 it is time again. Wondering if anyone else is encountering the same maintenance issue?

    Yes, low miles but health issues have deterred riding last 3 years.

    TIA,
    Dan
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    Dan

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    You referring to the swing arm boots fore at the tranny and aft at the final drive?

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    Sorry, no, I should have said the ball joint (telelever) gaiter. I know the problem with it tearing and to remove the blue cir-clip, did that on the first replacement. What I am experiencing is not with horizontal tearing but vertical cracking of the gaiter, gaping cracks. I suppose the question or questions are: Are others having problems with the gaiter deteriorating with time and wear? Can any one recommend a protector to apply? Ashamed to say I have just been fixing and forgetting and I am (very) lax about washing the bike...

    Thanks for asking for clarification. Hope this helps.
    Dan

    2010 R1200GSA

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