What am I doing wrong?

5 replies to this topic
  • TeamPrecisionIT

Posted November 25, 2007 - 03:59 PM


I have gone through three sets of fork seals in 4 rides. I have an 03 and have replaced them myself each time. I am going to buy new bushings, seals, dust seals and circlips (or whatever they are called). Im lost because I follow all the steps in the manual except I use PVC to drive the seals in...any ideas?

  • TeamPrecisionIT

Posted November 25, 2007 - 04:08 PM


Damn I just priced all of that and its over $100, damn.

  • grayracer513

Posted November 25, 2007 - 04:47 PM


My first guess is that there is a vertical scratch or a burred dent on your fork tubes that's causing the failures.

My second inclination is to tell you to buy a real seal driver.

The only other thing I can think of now is that your bushings are way loose, or you aren't covering the top of the fork tube in plastic when you slide the seals on.

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  • crashyz426

Posted November 25, 2007 - 05:33 PM


pivot works and race tech both make a kit that comes with everything for about $75. I use electrical tape on top of the fork tube when I slide the seal on. Still have problems, then you may have a bent fork tube or like gray said a scratch or burr on the tube. Real seal drivers help

  • smokin529

Posted November 25, 2007 - 07:39 PM


I had the same problem with seals in my '04 until I bought a good seal driver. I had a hard time getting the seals seated completely with pvc. The snap ring will still go in even if the seal isn't seated all the way.

  • TeamPrecisionIT

Posted November 26, 2007 - 07:31 AM


Thanks for the help guys.

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