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front fork seals

rexter

Moped
Forum Subscriber
DUMB A$$ said:
1702 miles on the new seals installed December 2018.

There it is........dry rot. 😄




Have you checked for anything that may have gotten under the seal?

Did you check for burrs or nicks on the fork tube when you did the job?
 

lather

Member
Member
Just spent 270 on the 2nd set in a year. The first was was done for 100 by the guy that rents track bikes at my local track. This last job was done by an independent  shop whose owner I have known for 30 years and has always done good for me. The left fork was a quarter inch longer than the right after the cheap job and I asked them to fix that. They found the cause was a stripped thread on the damper rod. I am now running Skock Soxs.
https://www.amazon.com/Shock-Sox-37-50mm-Fork-Black/dp/B0041CC4N4

 

TireguyfromMA

Member
Member
You may just have some dried up bug guts, or dirt, that got stuck on the lip of the seal. I have these seal doctors from Risk Racing.  They work great at cleaning dirt out of the oil and dust seals on the forks.  The smaller 35-45mm fits tight to the C14 fork tube, the larger one 45-55 is loose, you have to squeeze it a bit to make it get under the seal...get the smaller one.

https://riskracing.com/pages/seal-doctor
 

nickrides

Mini Bike
Forum Subscriber
A guy brings his snowmachine into the shop in Northern Canada for some work.
The Mechanic looks at it and says " I think you blew a seal"

The guys reply's, No, that's just a little frost on my mustache.

Sorry had too.
 

ursharkfuel

God got one thing wrong: Stupid should be PAINFUL!
Member
Nickrides said:
A guy brings his snowmachine into the shop in Northern Canada for some work.
The Mechanic looks at it and says " I think you blew a seal"

The guys reply's, No, that's just a little frost on my mustache.

Sorry had too.

That one never get old!  :rotflmao:

Enjoy the ride,

Jon
 

hybridtech

Mini Bike
I now remember seeing the seal cleaner when I was researching the seal replacement and I will give it a go this weekend. 
 

hybridtech

Mini Bike
Did the cleaning trick today, drove to store and back. Now I wait and see.
Will drive longer when temps get out of 100.

DUMBA$$
 

hybridtech

Mini Bike
So far so good. I dont have a wet spot under my fork anymore.I am moving from Ca. to ID. this friday and will eventually have to ride it there and that will be the true test.
DUMBA$$
 

ursharkfuel

God got one thing wrong: Stupid should be PAINFUL!
Member
Nickrides said:
A guy brings his snowmachine into the shop in Northern Canada for some work.
The Mechanic looks at it and says " I think you blew a seal"

The guys reply's, No, that's just a little frost on my mustache.

Sorry had too.

:D :rotflmao: ;D That one never gets old!  ;D :rotflmao: :D

Jon
 
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