I was 1000 miles from home on my way to California. As I did routine maintenance on my Cagiva Gran Canyon, I noticed drops of oil underneath the swingarm. I traced it to a leaking rear shock. The culprit was grime and grit that had compromised the shock seal. Since that time I’ve looked for ways to protect the rear shocks on my Ducatis. At first I tried water bottles with the tops and bottoms cut out, but they weren’t able to expand and contract like my shock did. Later I learned about the shock sock. The shock sock attaches with a velcro strip around the shock, meaning it takes about 5 seconds to install. The black sock is constructed of nylon with an elastic top and bottom, and is emblazoned with the Traxxion Dynamics logo. The sock 7″ long, making it appropriate for all Ducatis, including longer shocks on the Multistrada. The shock sock is also washable (hand wash only) and will last the life of your bike. Combine the shock sock with our popular fork slider guards for the ultimate in suspension protection.