Posted May 05, 2002 - 10:01 PM
had a leaking left forkseal and did a search here on TT - and found all the answers I wanted .
I did the filmtrick, i.e using a piece of film/plastic and scraping between the forkleg and the seal. I am not sure that the leak is cured, but time will tell. I did compress the forks and there were some oil on the leg, but somewhere I read that to be normal and everything would be ok after some use - is this true?
Antoher tip were to pack the dustseals with grease!! I have nothing to loose so I did this too. But now I am wondering, because everytime I compress the forks/suspension there is a thin coat of grease left on the forklegs.
This cant be good!
Dust and crap will get stuck in the grease and get clogged up at the dustseal and then start to move further up, into the forkseals.
Did I do it wrong or is this just some "stupid" tip that I fell for .
Comments please I am probably going to order the Factory Connection forkseals (at $45 to Sweden ) and a pair of sealsavers. Things are getting expensive .
Posted May 06, 2002 - 03:57 AM
Posted May 06, 2002 - 06:11 AM
Now I think it's time to deal with the shock on my bike. I'm sure it at least needs new oil and a nitrogen recharge. Now that's something I'm not looking forward to doing.
Posted May 06, 2002 - 09:23 PM
Posted May 06, 2002 - 12:55 PM
Posted May 07, 2002 - 02:45 AM
You need to tell your owner/mechanic friend that well uhmmm, his mechanic skills need some tuning. The "Normal" cause of seal spitting/leaking is sand granuals getting between the rubber seal and the felt plug. If you change the seals everytime one leaks then you have way too much money to burn. As I said earlier I had major leakage from my forks from this past weekend...After cleaning my Mud ravaged bike and inspecting the forks I found a couple of "Chunks" of mud between the seals, again....a 004 feeler gauge and a can of "Brake Parts Cleaner" and the leaks have stopped...This time I'm gonna buy a set of Long Seal Savers to protect them. I did pick up another set of seals, but no reason to tear down the forks quite yet, just add a little oil back to the forks.
There is alot of good info on this board that can save you alot of money in "Dealer Repair Cost's"...