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    Has anyone come up with a fix for shielding the rear shock lower linkage without resorting to a hugger?

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    Don't bother. My S is 14 years old now with over 120K miles on it and the linkage is fine.
    I'm my 3rd rear shock (the replacements have been used ones) and the bolt has always come out fine.
    It gets a good clean a few times a year but is ridden in all weathers including snow and salted roads.

    The biggest issue is the rear damping adjuster. That needs a few turns in and out regularly and a few drips of oil to keep it free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumpin View Post
    the problem with a 'shock sock' is they hold water, so once its damp and you put the bike in the garage the moisture hangs around (and probably accelerates any corrosion on the spring).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat H View Post
    Don't bother. My S is 14 years old now with over 120K miles on it and the linkage is fine.
    I'm my 3rd rear shock (the replacements have been used ones) and the bolt has always come out fine.
    It gets a good clean a few times a year but is ridden in all weathers including snow and salted roads.

    The biggest issue is the rear damping adjuster. That needs a few turns in and out regularly and a few drips of oil to keep it free.
    That's good to know Pat. Thanks. I have no damping adjuster so that's no issue - it's got ESA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ123 View Post
    the problem with a 'shock sock' is they hold water, so once its damp and you put the bike in the garage the moisture hangs around (and probably accelerates any corrosion on the spring).

    A very good point you make, though the linkage cover does look easily removable. It's difficult to tell whether the sock comes attached to the cover.

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    The shock sock and the linkage cover are separate items. Not attached to each other. Had a look at these a few years ago, but as Pat says, probably no need. The damper itself has a pretty substantial outer tube to protect it. Not experienced any problems with my previous ST and GT.
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