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Need to replace the front right axle boot located next to disc brake. I believe it's called the outboard boot. Honda dealer say's $79.00? I think they are quoted the inboard joint?

Anyone no were I can find cheaper? and how hard to replace? I purchased the OEM Service Manual.
 

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It isn't that difficult to replace, just follow the steps in the manual, you will have to remove the entire axle from the front end and dissaseble it, I dont think that you can take just the outboard joint apart, you have to disassemble the imboard joint and take the boot off from that end.
 

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the cv boots on the 500 have a recall on them should be able to take it to the dealer and have them fix it for free.
 

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the cv boots on the 500 have a recall on them should be able to take it to the dealer and have them fix it for free.
Thats the 1st I heard of that?? Did you get that info from a dealer or directly from Honda? All I have heard of are the Tie rods getting recalled.
 

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igot two recalls from honda one for the tie rod ends and one for the cv boot coversband that holds them in place will break causing and let water get to the cv's and bearing causing premature wear
 

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But they won't warrenty a torn boot. Only one that comes loose at the clamp.




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Need to replace the front right axle boot located next to disc brake. I believe it's called the outboard boot. Honda dealer say's $79.00? I think they are quoted the inboard joint?

Anyone no were I can find cheaper? and how hard to replace? I purchased the OEM Service Manual.
Call up Gorilla axle. I just bought the exact boot for mine. $45 for their heavy duty CV boot. Also called the Gorilla boot. It is alot tougher and stronger than the OEM boot.
 

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i would still call them
 

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its not that hard. I had to change the hafshaft and the boots on my bike.
IF you cant figure it out go to the dealer

also, I only paid 15 bucks for boot and grease.
I dont no how much they cost, but go to www.gorilla-axle.com and they might hook ya up wit some boots...........$....????????/ check it out
 

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its not hard at all to fix, if you have trouble, email me or foreman450rider
I did it and Im only 14
 

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CV Boots get 'r' done

Ok, I change the outerboard boot yesterday. Purchased the boot from Gorilla. Quality of the heavy boot was much better than the OEM boot. Gorilla boot match up perfectly. Boot cost $30.00 and $10.00 dollars to ship

Had to by a $20 dollar puller to remove the inner shaft bearing. I removed the two bolts holding the lower swing arm and the lower bolt holding the shock. This allow enough clearence to remove drive shaft from the wheel knuckle. OEM manual recommended removing the tie rods and required a specific tool for this step?

Struggled with installing new bands used to secure the boot to the shaft. Took about four hours to complete the task. I think maybe two hours or less the next time .

Purchased the puller from Auto Zone. You can return the tool for a full refund if you choose. They have a new purchase and return tool program. I decided to keep the tool but a nice option if you need a tool that is more expensive.

Thanks for the feedback.
 

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I reused the stock bands when I changed mine because the OEM bands are easy to remove and reinstall. The type they send with the gorilla boots have to be cut off if you ever change them again.
 
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