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yamahazinger

fork seals

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i have an 02yz250 2 stroke but forks are pracitcally the same with 2 or 4 strokes. i really dont have any experience with suspension, but my seals are leaking so its time to replace them. i have a buddy whose done it for his bike so i have someone who knows what to do but i would like to know myself. What are the steps and how much of the fork do u actually have to take apart to change the oil seal and dust seal. if anyone has steps or a diagram i would appreciate it. thanks :applause:

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Try lifting out the seal covers and take a thin feeler guage or something similar and slide it under the seal and swipe it around the fork tube. Sometimes a piece of dirt will get in between the seal and cause it to leak. Mine was leaking pretty steady and I did this almost a year ago and the forks are not leaking anymore. It might be worth a try... maybe it will save you from taking the forks apart.

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O2YZ426 is right that does work i use a pop bottle and cut it into a hook shape. Just make sure all the edges are smooth. I slide the tip of it up past the seal slide it around the seal and slowly work it down any debri gets trapped in the curve. I did mine 5 months ago and its still working.

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