Posted January 10, 2005 - 03:06 PM
I'm learning about this bike pretty fast now. Just checked my swing arm and rub block, they're looking pretty bad, gonna try some of these mods I've been reading about and pretty quickly too!
Posted January 10, 2005 - 03:41 PM
Posted January 11, 2005 - 07:09 AM
Also bleed the air out of the forks with the front wheel off the ground before every ride.
Ride fast -take chances.
Posted January 11, 2005 - 07:36 AM
Here is a couple reasons OEM and aftermarket OEM (copies)seals have.
1. They have a two lip design= Bridging, meaning, dirt gets trapped in between the seal lips allowing water, dirt, air and oil to pass back and forth causing rapid internal ware and tear.
2. Pivoting= During the fork tube deflection, the OEM seal and DU bushing are the pivot point which take the brut force of impacts. Causing damage and rapid wear and tear to both items which leads to the problems in reason #1.
I have dedicated the last 2.5 years studying the above stated reasons plus more. I also decided to do something about it.
Everyones opinions count for this is what keeps the world turning, but it is highly recommended to research options.
Good Luck, Rob
Posted January 11, 2005 - 04:12 PM