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Is it normal to find water in the swing arm?. All three times since I've had my LT that I have pulled the rubber boot back on the FD I get about a cup of water out of it.
I just might do that Lee. When I first got the bike it had water drain out of the FD boot. When I did the weep hole last Dec. it had water in it again. I put my new spare FD on today & water drained out again. Its enough water to rust the pivot bearings a little.Lee510 said:Found another location for a weephole, huh, Dave? :histerica
I've never herd a pop but I grease it and work a screwdriver down as far as I can around the boot forward.cccpastorjack said:Everytime I put a Swingarm back on an LT I listen for a distinct "pop" from the boot going back on. Honeslty, it sounds more like "poop". (It really does).
Washing?? You're supposed to wash them??saddleman said:I'll pull the swing arm off in a couple of weeks & check the boot. This problem started before I owned the bike. I've got two toy rides this weekend & it looks like rain shouldn't be a problem.
Now if I could only keep myself from washing it several times a week that might help as well.
I just use a hose pipe with standard 60psi city water pressure. My water comes off a 12" main. I probably have about 7000 miles of interstate riding (70 to 90 mph) in the rain since I checked it last.deanwoolsey said:Pressure washers are not recommended on motorcycles. If you are using one that could be part of the problem.
hose pipe....saddleman said:I just use a hose pipe with standard 60psi city water pressure. My water comes off a 12" main. I probably have about 7000 miles of interstate riding (70 to 90 mph) in the rain since I checked it last.