Blowing CV Boots - Yamaha YXZ 1000R Forum
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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-05-2016, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Blowing CV Boots

Anyone else blowing CV Boots? I just finished turning over 400 miles today and now both rear outboard cv boots are slinging grease on the wheels. One was leaking for a week. I had no problems the first 200 miles in the sand, but the last 200 have been around Sedona AZ where it is rocky. After seeing the paint rock blasted off of the rear lower arms, I'm guessing rocks are getting thrown up into the hub and nicking the boots, now I shopping for cover/guards.

What are your thoughts?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-05-2016, 10:35 PM
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I went with a-arm guards after first trip in sand, made mud flaps for dirt and rocks, installed heavy duty skid plates, dirt skins on my shocks. Not sure what else but i think i will cone up with more to protect my shi.!
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-11-2016, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Got some new boots and tried to replace, but I couldn't get the shaft to pop out of the outboard CV, so I just threw in some more grease with the old boot. It was just barely pinholed, only throws grease when I go over 70mph. Added some flaps in front of the rear tires mounted off of the 2 body panel bolts using slightly longer bolts and fender washers.

Also added the SSS Offroad A arm guards. Hoping now to keep the rocks from pinging around.

Did over 100miles on some really rocky Mogollon Rim trails, I really like how the YXZ clears. But when I get on a graded trail and run over 40mph, and then drift around the curves, front tires constantly blast the rear arms, sounds like a rock crusher dumping.

Now I've gotta get out again and test all the guards.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-27-2016, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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With a set of a-arm guards and mud flaps off of the body in front of the rear tires has solved all of the rocks being splattered all over the rear and up into the engine bay. Don't even have gravel getting into the intercooler no more!

In looking at CV Boots, I've seen allballs and quadboss have a universal stretchy boot that can be installed without cv joint disassembly---
Have any of y'all used the like?
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-02-2016, 05:10 PM
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any picts of what your flaps look like my friend? I live up in pinetop, so I know what you mean about rock blast for sure...
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-21-2016, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Started with a 24x18 splash guard from Napa
Cut in half to make 2 12x18 flaps
Took out 4 metric bolts from the body and got 1/4" longer from ACE
4 fender washers
Drill holes in flaps
Bolt up as in picture
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-22-2016, 11:02 PM
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Is it possible to spray some silicone on the CV Boots holes you find?
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-12-2016, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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The flaps in front of the rear wheels and the SSS a-arm guards are working to keep shrapnel from getting into the CV boots, no new problems. I found it funny on some of the Youtube premiers of the 2017 SS a mention of added CV boot guards. I'll have to go look and see if that part is worth installing, if it fits.

3300 miles @ ?hrs, so far so good!
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