Posted April 18, 2002 - 11:40 PM
I've read some where that the Honda CR250r 1996 fork seals fit straight in & that they are a better seal with two cleaning points instead of just one.
I checked with Honda about the part number 51490MAC741 but they couldn't say if they will fit my wr400-99.
Has anybody found a better fork seal than the Yamaha ones.
Posted April 19, 2002 - 01:40 AM
Posted April 19, 2002 - 03:23 AM
I got the ones that cost $24.99 (seemed like the best) and as long as they are installed correctly they are guaranteed FOR LIFE!
I got them from Dennis Kirk, so if you are intrested, go here>>>> Link
Then click on "Forks and related" and then just put in the model of your bike.
I have only used them once so far so I dont know how well they hold up yet but hey, they fail, new pair!
[ April 19, 2002: Message edited by: MOmilkman ]
Posted April 19, 2002 - 07:45 AM
I had my fork seals blow two times in the first year I owned my bike. I had my local shop change them the first time, at $125 per fork. After the second time I was determined to do them my self. I did. They lasted almost two years. THAT WAS ON STOCK SEALS, WITH STOCK SEAL SPRING LENGTH. I am conviced its in the way you do it. Here are a couple of the keys I believe make the difference:
1. Completely drain the tubes. I mean COMPLETELY!
2. Make sure both tubes have the exact same amount of oil.
3. Make sure you properly reinstall all the inner tube components.
4. Use a ton of waterproof grease under the dust covers.
I think I've got step by step directions around here somewhere if anyone is interested.
[ April 19, 2002: Message edited by: Mr Toyz ]
Posted April 19, 2002 - 10:03 AM
Posted April 20, 2002 - 01:50 AM
A friend coached me through the process which is not hard at all, and shared with me the fact that the honda seals for a '96 cr250r will fit yz's and wr's. From Yamaha of Troy the oil seals for the wr are $9.22 each , and dust seals $13.83 each, $46.10 total before shipping.
The Honda seals are sold as a set w/1 oil, 1 dust seal for $12.62 per set! $25.24 total before shipping.
The honda part # is 51490-mac-741
I have a few rides on the new seals and they are smooth as butter! Use the money you save to replace the fork pistons and glide bearings. I have many more rides on them since and still no leaks.