leaky fork seals?
Posted April 14, 2006 - 06:44 PM
Posted April 14, 2006 - 08:06 PM
I have a 2000 wr400 and one of the front fork seals is startin to leak? is this something that should be fixed right away or can it wait a summer? I was quoted at about $200 to rebuild one.
Set the way-back machine to the days of standard forks, and it was typically OK to fix it when you wanted to. Today however, inverted forks will continue to leak all of the fluid out, until its gone, due to them being "inverted". Thats not good, in my book.
Its not hard to fix them yourself. It is easier if you have three hands, or a vice though. Even after you buy the special tools needed(recommended) to do the job, the seals, and a case of beer, you'll still have about $140 in your pocket.
A seal driver is very nice to have to do the job, and is really the only tool that is hard to do without. Do a search on here for rebuilding your forks, and you'll see the other tools people recommend. Personally, the only things I bought were the seal driver and a nice syrengine with a set point for making sure the fluid levels were even in both forks. There wasn't a time that I wished I had the other tools while I was doing the job. Those made it cake.
Posted April 14, 2006 - 08:09 PM
Cheap protection for about $20 or so.
Posted April 14, 2006 - 11:14 PM
my 2c ...
Posted April 15, 2006 - 05:03 AM
Posted April 15, 2006 - 08:09 AM