Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Spring, Texas, USA
steering damper dust boot
How important is the rubber dust boot on the steering damper where it ties into the lower fork tree?
This rubber dust boot/spacer sits between the ball in the fork tree and the steering damper.
While I was replacing my OEM shocks with new shocks this past weekend, I noticed that this rubber part was breaking down and falling apart. Other than being a prevention for dirt getting into the ball socket, I don't see any other purpose. Steering damper is still working fine...I don't want to remove the damper from the bike if I don't have to.
Also when looking at MAX BMW parts fiche....I don't see this part listed. Is it the same part that goes on either side of the other end of the steering damper as it ties into the leading link? There are two rubber rings on that end of the steering damper.
Thanks for the help.