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bonehead7101

fork seal recomendations?

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anybody have a brand other than oem of fork seals they recommend. i have used the "never leak" before on another bike, and they are garbage. but i have a 98 yz 400f and need to rebuild the forks so i was wondering if anyone has found a brand of seals they have really had good experience with.

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well i intend on doing the bushings too, just wondering if anyone made a good long lasting seal besides the oem. the oem seem to last a long time don't get me wrong, just was wondering if there was anything better.

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SKF will outlast oem and they have less stiction

X2. I think KTM is using even these at the factory now.

My last experience with the Pivot Works kit was a bad one, and will probably be my last. I used Yamaha OEM on the last go around and they are holding up well.

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I've always had the best experience(s) with OEM seals, although I'd be interested to try those SKF seals, I've never heard of them before.

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skf has been making engine seals and bearing for many years, im surprised to see they have moved into the moto market though. i will have to check them out and see what they have to offer.

also a note on stiction..... how many of you have ever done a test to see how much stiction your forks have, if your stiction isn't greater than the weight of your wheel , it doesn't really matter, if the stiction is greater than the weight of the wheel (ie when you lift the front of the bike off the ground the wheel should drop a bit.), you probably have bigger problems than seals, its probably a stuck or clogged valve.

people love to throw around stiction but unless you weigh nothing its not that big of a factor.

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