Dust seal / oil seal ?
Posted August 11, 2002 - 07:26 PM
Posted August 11, 2002 - 09:42 PM
[ August 12, 2002: Message edited by: sabin ]
Posted August 12, 2002 - 04:31 AM
Posted August 12, 2002 - 04:47 AM
Posted August 12, 2002 - 05:22 AM
Your oil seal is what keeps the oil from coming out. If you take a feeler guage and run it in between the fork tube and the oil seal you will se very small traces of oil seeping out.
Posted August 12, 2002 - 06:15 AM
Except for one extremely dirty case, I've found that the major cause of leaky fork seals has been tightening my bike down on the trailer without using some sort of fork brace.
[ August 12, 2002: Message edited by: LarryCO ]
Posted August 12, 2002 - 07:17 AM
Originally posted by LarryCO:
Ought-O. Does this mean LarryCO is a clone?
Posted August 12, 2002 - 09:17 PM
Well sort of...if listening to Jim Rome every now and then to hear what he has to babble on endlessly about means I'm a clone...then I guess I am.
I CAN tell you that I'm not the type of person with nothing better to do than to sit on hold for 3 hrs trying to get a call into his show! I cant figure that one out...dont these people have lives?!?!
He's a funny guy...who's into himself a bit too much...but still entertaining.
Posted August 12, 2002 - 09:58 PM
I totally agree. Rome is not for everyone. I like listening to him most days but then there are also days he gets on my head big time. But for the most part, he is pretty funny and its a good way to pass the work day.
I just saw your "late" at the end of your message and I knew you had to listen.
(sorry for getting off subject guys, its not like that has ever happened before, eh )
Posted August 12, 2002 - 10:29 AM
Is there something else that I can do to stop the leak?
Posted August 13, 2002 - 05:07 AM
Curious question here...
After releasing the air in your forks when transporting the bike, what/how do you tighten back down that air bleed screw after the bike is off of the trailer? Sounds like an interesting approach...and one that is worth hearing about. Is this a no-brainer (just tighten back the screw when the bike is untrailered)?
Thanks in advance!
Posted August 13, 2002 - 07:36 PM
That took a second to sink in. If you remove the bleed screws, even though the fork is compressed, the oil pressure is still atmospheric. Cool. I worried about compressing forks causing leaks and that would have removed that concern. There is still the 'sagging out the spring" concern.
After having considerable success in stopping leaks by cleaning chunks out of the oil seal with film or a thin feeler guage blade, I've come to the conclusion that most of the leaks are caused by junk getting between the oil seal and the inner tube of the fork.
Love the bleeder thought,