That is a good tip. Also, if you aren't conveniently located to a HF or NT where you can get cheap heat shrink, my ST had appropriately sized heater hose or other water hose type on the toe piece when I bought it.
It actually seemed to hold up better than the BMW rubber I've replaced it with.
Merritt Island, FL
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