Fork Seal Spew
Posted February 25, 2003 - 05:55 PM
I was hoping one of you could help a man in need? I seem to have developed a trickle of spew on my brake side fork. Before I kick down and have someone replace the seals, I want to clean the wiper.
My question is, how do you get the wiper to come down? Use a flat head screw driver? I don't want to cause anymore problems by just winging it. Any help or pictures you can provide would be greatly appreciated !
P.S. What are those springs for on the wipers.... cause ummm I was cleaning it and inadvertantly stretched the damn thing now it wont stay put. Is this a necessary spring? I had no choice but to cut the thing off cause it was doing no good hanging down by my front axle.
Thanks for you help,
Posted February 25, 2003 - 08:38 PM
Posted February 26, 2003 - 06:20 PM
Posted February 27, 2003 - 08:10 AM
Which spring are you talking about - the heavy wire spring that is a retainer or the garter springs that actually wrap apply pressure against the fork leg?
Don't waist your money paying somebody else to change the seals - do it your self. It is extremely easy - I've got to change my brake side seal before the Wild Boar on the 8th. Heck, come on over and we'll do both bikes. Bring the fork tube and we'll have it done in a hour - including the beer break.
Posted February 27, 2003 - 11:53 AM