fork seals


5 replies to this topic
  • deano0

Posted September 16, 2007 - 11:13 PM

#1

hey guys,
went for a quick ride down the road, i came back home n leant the bike against the house. i went inside for about 5mins and came back out to find a small puddle of oil besides the front tyre. i looked at the forks and it seemd very oily, and left a ring of oil to where the shock had been compressed..

have my fork seals had it??? is it time for a new ones?? how can i tell if it iss???

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
cheers

  • wswain

Posted September 16, 2007 - 11:58 PM

#2

well i think mine happened from pulling the forks 2 far down alot of times when tying the bike on the ute.... mine were gone whenever u pushed them down oil would come out.. im pretty sure thats a good idea that they are gone

  • grayracer513

Posted September 17, 2007 - 05:48 AM

#3

have my fork seals had it??? is it time for a new ones?? how can i tell if it iss???

You can tell when there's oil on the fork. :thumbsup:

First, though, try pulling down the dust seal and running a piece of a tear off, or a piece of camera film up under the seal, running it around the fork and pulling downward as you go. This can remove dirt that may get caught under the seal lip, causing a leak.

If that doesn't work, it's time for seals.

What year is the bike?

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  • deano0

Posted September 17, 2007 - 03:47 PM

#4

What year is the bike?[/QUOTE]

its a yz 426 02...

its the first time its happend to me but its only the right fork.. do they tend to go in paris or singles?? and does any1 knw how hard they are to change???

i was planning to go for a ride 2morrow but i dont think thats goin ot happen.... if i do can the forks b damaged???


thanks guys

  • 642MX

Posted September 17, 2007 - 06:17 PM

#5

its a yz 426 02...

its the first time its happend to me but its only the right fork.. do they tend to go in paris or singles?? and does any1 knw how hard they are to change???

i was planning to go for a ride 2morrow but i dont think thats goin ot happen.... if i do can the forks b damaged???


thanks guys


I doubt that your bike has the original seals in it, but regardless, it sounds like they just need replaced. Yes, you can damage a fork by riding with no oil in it. If its just started leaking, then you'll probably be okay for one ride before a rebuild. I always rebuild both forks at the same time.

  • deano0

Posted September 18, 2007 - 02:10 AM

#6

if i do go on the ride i wont b doing anyfing major jst a normal cruise lol ahahah..

yeah i am going to do both of them at the same time... gettin them changed with a mate in the next few days should b g0od fun to see how they are done.

does anyone knw what kinda of oil to put in them?? i heard is in cc not liters??? im a bit confused with all that.... any idea??:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

also might sound stupidd, butt how do u put the oil in?? and how much of itt??? :thumbsup: :worthy:

thanks boyss





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