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front fork seals
« on: June 20, 2020, 10:00:42 pm »
I dont think I have 2 oil changes sence replacing front fork seals and one is leaking again. WTF.

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Re: front fork seals
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2020, 12:09:34 am »
Who did the work and what parts were used - oem or...?
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Re: front fork seals
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2020, 03:24:38 pm »
I did the work and parts came from partzilla. If those are not factory parts then that's where I failed.

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Re: front fork seals
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2020, 03:27:30 pm »
1702 miles on the new seals installed December 2018.

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Re: front fork seals
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2020, 04:11:47 pm »
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?

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Re: front fork seals
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2020, 04:52:38 pm »
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


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Re: front fork seals
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2020, 01:33:37 am »
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.

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Re: front fork seals
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2020, 02:56:32 pm »
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.

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Re: front fork seals
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2020, 06:56:25 pm »
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:

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Re: front fork seals
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2020, 05:12:46 pm »
I now remember seeing the seal cleaner when I was researching the seal replacement and I will give it a go this weekend. 

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Re: front fork seals
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2020, 08:19:55 pm »
Did the cleaning trick today, drove to store and back. Now I wait and see.
Will drive longer when temps get out of 100.

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Re: front fork seals
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2020, 02:18:42 pm »
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.
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Re: front fork seals
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2020, 09:36:25 pm »
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

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Re: front fork seals
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2020, 12:16:24 am »
Curious...Did you use the Sealmate cleaners from Motion Pro or the Seal Doctor from Risk Racing?
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Re: front fork seals
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2020, 05:35:19 pm »
DIY my own from a clear plastic strawberry container and just copied the hook design from seal master.