- My name is Fred. I have an 04 honda rancher. Seems I go through the inner cv boots quite often. The machine is lifted 2 inches. I tear them when I trail ride on rough terrain. Not every time. I expect this with the mod but not this often. But once a year one tears. Can the boots be conditioned to make them less stiff and more flexible. Or is there a heavy duty after market boot for such mods.