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Bryan Bosch

Sealsavers

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Bryan,

I have been thinking about them. One of the areas we ride is covered in coal dust. The locals are telling me that it's very abrasive and will wear out my seals.

Don't know if I can get past the way they look though :) and I haven't had a leaky seal YET.

Bill

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I bought some of these, dunno if they work!! But I havent had any seals blow tho...so maybe they do!

People keep asking me why I have stubbie holders on my forks tho...!!!

Cheers

Gary

Victoria - Oz

[This message has been edited by Gary Martin (edited 05-24-2001).]

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I have not personally used them, but everyone I have talked to that has had great things to say about them. It certainly doesn't eliminate maintainance, but makes it easier to stomach sand and mud riding. Just make sure they are put on with the correct tension. The only negatives have heard is from when they are put on too tight, and cause added stiction...

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I was VERY close to buying them but, when I went to my local shop the owner and I were talking and he advised AGAINST them. The way he explained it was...Yes they protect your seal to a point but, once you get some crap up inside the seal saver its trapped and only has a few inches to work it's way up and into your seal. They are a PAIN to put on because they are so tight. We agreed that the gauze tape under the dust cover was the best way to go. Cheap and easy to change.

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One of the guys talked about it a last month. Buy a roll of 2.5" gauze pad (it looks like the tape except it not sticky on one side). Cut off a piece long enough to go around your fork tube. Slide your dust cover down and wrap the gauze around the fork tube that is normally covered by the dust cover. Slide the dust cover back in place. Now, the gauze will catch all the crap instead of your seals doing it. CHANGE OFTEN. Depending on your conditions, but hey the gauze is cheap and this is easy to do...unlike changing fork seals :)

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