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    Post strut for front hood

    Hi All
    In the process of getting a stainless steel hood strut to replace my original one.My question is do i put the rubber boot back on or leave off for easy access.


    Cheers Again


    Paul


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    Which 'Ski? When I replaced the gas spring on my Ultra 150 I threw away the rubber boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve45 View Post
    Which 'Ski? When I replaced the gas spring on my Ultra 150 I threw away the rubber boot.
    hi steve

    our ski is a kawasaki 2012 lx


    cheers


    paul

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    If you keep it clean you probably do not need the boot. I think the boot is more meant to keep dirt off the shaft of the strut. That dirt can then get at the seal or scratch the shaft and cause damage to the strut. If you keep it clean you should be fine with a SS strut and no boot.

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    if your getting dirt on the strut from riding it you are obviously not riding in water!!

    to the op i would say personal choice some of us dont have the issue once you are aware and actually lube it.

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    hi all

    thanks for all of your replies

    cheers

    paul

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