There’s a Garage forum so I’ve posted it there. No specific info received on strippable replacement but then the Wolf isn’t really an enduro or dirt bike, which is their bag, and I probably couldn’t get it here anyway.
I also want to see how bad the existing freshly polished turd is first.
Got a pair of gaiters 300N at a local Kymco dealer, there not being a SYM-specific place handy .
I expected they would fit tightly over the lower shock unit but they are the same diameter, so they are a bit strained when stretched over, and seem to be intended to sit loosly on top. They have grooves and a vent hole in the lower wide bit, so they will leak oil, Thats likely unavoidable anyway.
I put a nylon mesh tube (cut from old pair of GF’s tights) inside each gaiter to protect it and maybe soak up some oil leakage. I taped the bottom of each gaiter to the lower shock, though the tape likely wont last long.
I’ll probably add some sort of bandage (inside or outside the gaiter) to catch oil seepage until/unless I get motivated to change the shocks.
A telescopic tampon
Small grinding stone cleaned up the damage enough so the top plug/bolt went in OK.
I put some beeswax stuff (for boots) over the shiny bit to hopefully limit further corrosion of the upper part of the shocks, which is both exposed and difficult to get to.
IF/when I get the bike going I’ll ride it without oil initially (it has some grease but will be un-damped) then add it incrementally (say 50 mls initially then 10 at a time) until it settles down a bit.
Incidentally the “slide the tube out” manual-speak translated to a half-day of hammering, but towards the end I discovered that a Royal Brunei in-flight catering stainless steel knife I had in the bottom of my toolbox hammered hard into the lower triple-tree ring mount split loosened things up a little. Going back in, cleaned and waxed, wasn’t so bad.