Grease the dust seals?
Posted July 01, 2006 - 09:47 AM
Has anybody else done this and will the '06 WR forks tolerate this? If so, are there any suggestions for getting the wipers down with minimal abuse?
Posted July 01, 2006 - 07:44 PM
Posted July 01, 2006 - 10:18 PM
Could be wrong type grease, but book says lightweight lithium grease and that was used.
Posted July 02, 2006 - 11:34 AM
Posted July 04, 2006 - 03:05 PM
Posted July 04, 2006 - 03:12 PM
wrap it around the tube and then put the dust seal back on. You don't want it dripping,
It traps the dust like a filter, lubes up the seals, causes way less stiction.
Posted July 04, 2006 - 04:27 PM
Posted July 04, 2006 - 04:38 PM
The only thing is, one hit with the hose, it is spotlessly clean again.
Posted July 04, 2006 - 06:22 PM
I did that once,f'n hurt when I slid off the back. LOL
Posted July 06, 2006 - 12:38 AM
Posted July 06, 2006 - 01:03 PM
Get the seal savers which have velcro, then clean every ride.
Jeez, I wish I knew which part saved them, the grease in the dust seals or the seal savers. I like the idea of the savers stopping dust destroying the seals or even stoping dust holding the seal off of the fork allowing oil out, but I doon't like the thought of them effectively turning oil and dust into an abrasive and wearing through the hard chrome. Whaddya reckon?
Posted July 07, 2006 - 12:47 AM