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post #1 of 4 Old 11-01-2013, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
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Fork seal replacement/tools

Blew a fork seal on the right fork. :thumb down:

Guess it's time to learn how to replace a fork seal.

How easy is it to do the seal replacement without specialized tools to seat the bushings and seal?

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post #2 of 4 Old 11-01-2013, 07:21 AM
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have you tried cleaning the fork seal with a thin credit card or something similar before digging into replacing the seal?

I just had a seal that i thought i was going to have to replace... I popped up the dust cover and I took a thin piece of plastic and ran it around the oil seal.... and it stopped all my leaks... something was just stuck in the seal.

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have you tried cleaning the fork seal with a thin credit card or something similar before digging into replacing the seal?

I just had a seal that i thought i was going to have to replace... I popped up the dust cover and I took a thin piece of plastic and ran it around the oil seal.... and it stopped all my leaks... something was just stuck in the seal.
Cool tip, Ill give it a try. Though I think the seal's may have gone brittle from disuse in our weather. The bike sat throughout the rainy season and it started leaking on the first ride out. Other people have warned me about it...

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post #4 of 4 Old 11-01-2013, 09:41 AM
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have you tried cleaning the fork seal with a thin credit card or something similar before digging into replacing the seal?

I just had a seal that i thought i was going to have to replace... I popped up the dust cover and I took a thin piece of plastic and ran it around the oil seal.... and it stopped all my leaks... something was just stuck in the seal.
This worked for me too. I cut an old thin plastic card I to kind of a fishhook shape and ran around the seal. No more leak! More money for gear, since I don't have to fix the forks.

Or, you can buy one of these: http://sealmate.net

I simply made one. Took five minutes.

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