Fork bushing wear.... what to look for?
Posted September 02, 2004 - 04:36 AM
Pulled both the bushings also.
Only one of my forks had been leaking.
When I look at my bushings, on the inner surface of one and the outer surface of the other (for each fork) there is this matt black surface that I am told is a teflon coating. This coating seems to be in tact as best as I can see with my blind self.
On the opposite side of both these bushings, it looks like it used to be plated with maybe chrome but it's as if it's worn down substantially (at least half the width of the bushing) to copper in the middle region of the bushing. I'm told that "it looks like" the bushings may be rocking around in my forks and that may explain the wear on that side. I sure would like to know what I'm looking at.
I was also wondering if it would be ok to lightly hit and debur (take the sharp edge off or) the following:
The edges (entire perimeter bottom and top)of the
Also, same procedure but for the top edge of the inner fork tube.
Also for the edges of the valley that one of the bushing sits in.
Also, (although I'm thinking probably not a good idea) the split areas of the bushings.
There are a lot of "sharp" edges on my forks and was wondering if I could/should knock them down a little.
So, what am I looking at/for that could cause me leaks down the road?
Posted September 02, 2004 - 05:25 AM
Posted March 08, 2005 - 08:27 PM
So, thanks again.
Time to get new bushings. Again.
Maybe I need to seriously look into that 06 Cause this can get old in a hurry.