Seal Savers ????
Posted March 18, 2008 - 01:00 PM
Posted March 18, 2008 - 01:47 PM
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Posted March 18, 2008 - 10:49 PM
I've had a set of the seamless ones on since I bought my bike back in May 07 I've had no dramas with the seals after 1600k's of riding in sandy, muddy conditions. I think they're a good idea so long as they're cleaned pretty regulary.
+1 on the regular cleaning.
I use the Ballards Seal Savers, which require the forks to be removed to fit.
Still bust a fork seal with them though.
Posted March 19, 2008 - 02:28 AM
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Posted March 23, 2008 - 08:10 AM
Posted March 23, 2008 - 08:20 AM
I had a set of the velcro on seal savers several years ago and the problem with them is that the dirt that gets behind the area with the velcro acts like a sanding block on the fork tube - not good. WR Dave.
Great feedback, Dave. Lots of sand in Nevada and I hadn't considered this. Many thanks. Mark
Posted March 23, 2008 - 01:30 PM
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Posted March 24, 2008 - 12:35 PM
Got no responses that were any good, but how are you guys doing it??? See my post couple of years ago, cant keep them on my 06 yz250 would like to but see here what they do!!!!
I had the same problem. There just isn't much clearance between the guard and the seal saver. The heat gun didn't work too well. The guards are pretty thick plastic and it kept bouncing back. So I strapped a softball inside the guard and then hit it with the heat gun. Let it sit over night. Did it a couple of times, really got the guard hot. Now I have enough clearance, no more rubbing on the seal saver.