fork seal leak


3 replies to this topic
  • sportbiker929

Posted August 22, 2005 - 02:48 PM

#1

Isn't there a trick to try before changing them??

Just picked up the bike and it is great.

Thanks,

Mitch

  • 642MX

Posted August 22, 2005 - 04:36 PM

#2

I pull down the dust boots and run a .001 feeler guage between the fork and the seal. Sometimes it will clear out the dirt in the seal, other times it won't.

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  • RJB

Posted August 22, 2005 - 06:35 PM

#3

If you've got any tearoffs, you could try insert one of those, or some 35mm film strips. It helped me for a while, but eventually they still needed replacing. Just got mine back from having some Race Tech valves and the right springs put in and its like riding a new bike. Hats off to the folks at ProPrivateer in Texas (nope I have affiliation, other than the money I spent). :D

  • revolucien

Posted August 22, 2005 - 07:19 PM

#4

leaking fork seal, check this step-by-step with pics





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