Posted March 23, 2002 - 06:45 AM
Secondly, I have not read much convincing information on them. Overall, do you like them or not. Those who use or have used them, what are your suggestions? Those who do not use them, WHY? Also, what size seal savers would I need? Where is the best place to get them? Are they a big pain in the ass to put on? Any information would be greatly appreciated!
Posted March 23, 2002 - 07:24 AM
I took a couple of precautions after I blew out my factory seals. I purchased a pair of Factory Connections fork seals. There about 3mm thicker for added protection and are softer for better sealing. Next I use a roll of 2" gauze tape, non-sticky kind, it must be soft. I slide my dust caps down, cleaned my fork seals with a Q-tip and wrapped the tape around the fork about 1 1/2 times. Slide your dust cap up, install your spring to hold it in place and thats it. I change them after every muddy ride or every 5th dusty ride. By doing this and venting my bleed screws I have not had a problem in over 9 months of all weather riding.
Posted March 23, 2002 - 07:52 AM
BTW, the sealsaver logo is on them, but only about 3"long, not as big as in the picture.
Posted March 23, 2002 - 06:58 PM
I dont see any reason why I can just roll them up at the car wash when I wash my bike and just blast what dirt that is around the area away.
They seem like a really good idea to me and I am sick and tired of changing seals so I am going to take all the precautionary measures I can to keep from replacing the seals again.
As for putting them on, its not a problem at all. They just slide over the top of the forks as YZ400Court mentioned.
Posted March 23, 2002 - 10:52 PM
Posted March 27, 2002 - 09:51 AM
When I sent my forks into John Curea at MX-Tech this past winter, his comment was "I must be doing something right" as the seals were virtually like new after 2, yes two years of use (like 1800 miles of trails!). Last year when he revalved them the first time, he didn't change the seals as he said they were like new.
That's a good story in my book. My opinion is as long as you regularly clean them, they will save the hastle of blowing seals.
Posted March 29, 2002 - 07:29 AM
I believe they are slightly shorter than the sealsavers, but the same material (sort of a wetsuite material). And 1/2 the cost..
If you want a pic, shoot me a private msg w/ your email address...
Posted March 29, 2002 - 02:13 PM
What effect do they have on the lower fork guard clamp?
Posted March 29, 2002 - 02:38 PM
'Kaze- The upper fork clamps can be utilized with the NOJ guards (and I would assume the seal savers, too but I'm not 100% sure), although a slightly longer pinch screw/bolt is required. I choose to remove these clamps entirely. Why? Kept getting a ton of mud buildup in this area..especially between the clamp and guard. After couple of hours of mud running, the stiction was noticeable.
So far, nothing bad has happened with the clamps removed (probably the last 18 months it's been this way). I ride quite a bit of tight trails-thus far sticks/branches etc have not ripped the guards off. I installed these just after picking the bike up a little more than two years ago.
This is one of those parts I'll always have on every bike I own.
Posted March 30, 2002 - 02:31 PM
When you wreck that 350 pound, outdated, delapidated piece of **** and cannot muster up enough strength to pick it up, because you are in too much pain, try something for me! IT IS CALLED LOCALIZED PAIN !!!!!!!!!! Since you are probably not the sharpest tool in the shed, let me spell it out for you! TRY CRAMMING YOUR THUMB UP YOUR ASS SO THE PAIN IN YOUR UPPER BODY WILL MOVE ELSEWHERE AND GIVE YOU THE JOLT NEEDED TO LIFT IT! Being that you are located in eastern Ohio, you are probably pretty good at COW TIPPING! Especially those HOGS that you are bringing home for the evening. IT IS A GOOD THING YOU HAVE SIDE BOARDS ON YOUR PICK UP TRUCK!
Posted March 30, 2002 - 06:13 PM
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Posted March 30, 2002 - 10:55 PM
Stop beating a dead DISPLACEMENT horse!!!!! Anyway,since you are going to be a prick face about it, THANKS FOR POINTING OUT MY MINOR TYPO'S! The best thing is that HOOKED ON PHONICS has a money back guarantee!!!!!!!!!! Therefore, I got a wee bit of edumacation for free!