fork seals

3 replies to this topic
  • yamahazinger

Posted November 09, 2005 - 04:57 PM


i have an 02yz250 2 stroke but forks are pracitcally the same with 2 or 4 strokes. i really dont have any experience with suspension, but my seals are leaking so its time to replace them. i have a buddy whose done it for his bike so i have someone who knows what to do but i would like to know myself. What are the steps and how much of the fork do u actually have to take apart to change the oil seal and dust seal. if anyone has steps or a diagram i would appreciate it. thanks :applause:

  • grayracer513

Posted November 09, 2005 - 05:20 PM


Piece of Cake.


Be sure to check the inner tubes over for scratches and dings. You can sand most of these out if they're not too deep.

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  • 02YZ426

Posted November 09, 2005 - 06:17 PM


Try lifting out the seal covers and take a thin feeler guage or something similar and slide it under the seal and swipe it around the fork tube. Sometimes a piece of dirt will get in between the seal and cause it to leak. Mine was leaking pretty steady and I did this almost a year ago and the forks are not leaking anymore. It might be worth a try... maybe it will save you from taking the forks apart.

  • shanedut

Posted November 09, 2005 - 06:58 PM


O2YZ426 is right that does work i use a pop bottle and cut it into a hook shape. Just make sure all the edges are smooth. I slide the tip of it up past the seal slide it around the seal and slowly work it down any debri gets trapped in the curve. I did mine 5 months ago and its still working.

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