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Discussion about Seal Mate C-14 fork seal tool
« on: June 08, 2018, 03:39:58 pm »
My COG Cousin {Kuzin Ted} just posted that he's ready to leave for the National, and his front seal is leaking.
I recall a recent discussion about using a "Seal Mate Tool" and how to make one from a Coke Bottle for a quick fix.
Can't seem to find the discussion.    :-[

Can someone please find the discussion,,  post it here, and/or PM it to me?

Sorry for the quest; But he need's this quickly!
Mucho thanks!!

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Re: Discussion about Seal Mate C-14 fork seal tool
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 04:43:10 pm »
Title is "factory shock rebuild".

Here's a link to it:
http://forum.cog-online.org/tiressuspension-c10/factory-shock-rebuild/

You can use a number of different materials, as long as its thin plastic so it will fit between the shock tube and the seal lip.  I used a thin section of milk jug since it's thin and relatively soft.  Coke bottle also works fine.
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Re: Discussion about Seal Mate C-14 fork seal tool
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 06:51:20 pm »
My COG Cousin {Kuzin Ted} just posted that he's ready to leave for the National, and his front seal is leaking.
I recall a recent discussion about using a "Seal Mate Tool" and how to make one from a Coke Bottle for a quick fix.
Can't seem to find the discussion.    :-[

Can someone please find the discussion,,  post it here, and/or PM it to me?

Sorry for the quest; But he need's this quickly!
Mucho thanks!!

Ride safe, Ted


Here's the thread, Ted, tell your uncle that milk jug plastic is too thick...

read this....

he can watch a video, to visually show the method, and save $5 using a piece cut from a water bottle..
http://sealmate.net/


http://forum.cog-online.org/say-anything-here-except-that!/consumer-friendly-dealer-for-warranty-issues-sought-on-west-coast/msg637704/#msg637704

oh crap... the copied link is too long, and does not completely take you there..
read this one fully...

http://forum.cog-online.org/say-anything-here-except-that!/consumer-friendly-dealer-for-warranty-issues-sought-on-west-coast/

drat... that ain't working either... just read the subject in the link, it's in the say anything section, Steve J had an issue with his bike...


here, try this... I have no idea why our forum clips links short... but it does...
another great piece of techno I dunno, I ain't fixin it babble... wassup tech crew?

https://tinyurl.com/yaddxwey


hope that helps....
best of luck, let us know how your uncle ends up... :great:
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Re: Discussion about Seal Mate C-14 fork seal tool
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 06:56:51 pm »
You definitely do gotta find a thin part of the jug or it's too thick.  I like it because it's soft.
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Re: Discussion about Seal Mate C-14 fork seal tool
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2018, 07:13:12 pm »
Another good substitute is when the REAL high class business people give you there plastic business cards.  I always take several..its a "win-win"...I keep my seals clean, and they think im interested in their products....

The paper ones work, as well.  Just switch it out, often and dont let it get saturated with oil.
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Re: Discussion about Seal Mate C-14 fork seal tool
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2018, 09:24:58 pm »
I found the discussion I was thinking about on the other Forum.
Title was I guess I need to fix this.

It didn't give the instruction's I recalled.
But the seal mate video is pretty thorough.

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