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Old 04-04-2006, 07:05 PM   #1
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Changin fork seals

Yeah, so the constant one wheeled riding finally took its toll on my fork seals and now I am leaking like crazy. I went and got the seals and more fork oil and now I am going to try and change them. I already got some suggestions and I am pretty mechanically inclined, but any tips or tricks would help.
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:27 PM   #2
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work in a clean, well illumitated area, have all the tools at hand, as well as parts. A vise will be really handy. And don't measure the oil by volume, but by height.
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Yeah, so the constant one wheeled riding finally took its toll on my fork seals and now I am leaking like crazy. I went and got the seals and more fork oil and now I am going to try and change them. I already got some suggestions and I am pretty mechanically inclined, but any tips or tricks would help.
i use peanut butter to help seal 'em, buy smooth as the crunchy stuff seems to taste better but not so good in the seal department
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I think if they're inverted forks then you'll need a fork spring compressor. You'll also need an impact to get the hex bolts out of the bottom. Use a light amount of threadlocker Blue when you go to install the bolts.
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can someone educate me as to what the difference between inverted and non is? well besides the obvious use of "non"


oooooooooops didnt mean to ya thread, my bad
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can someone educate me as to what the difference between inverted and non is? well besides the obvious use of "non"


oooooooooops didnt mean to ya thread, my bad
Inverted forks are upside down. Not sure of the advantage.
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you should of let patrick change the internals with race tech stuff. two for the price of one!
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Inverted forks are upside down. Not sure of the advantage.
They are more ridgid under heavy braking and cornering.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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i use peanut butter to help seal 'em, buy smooth as the crunchy stuff seems to taste better but not so good in the seal department
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Thats the best tip I have ever heard.
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They are more ridgid under heavy braking and cornering.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.


Also, since they are inverted, the heavier part of the fork is now stationary and the lighter part is attached to the wheel which means less unsprung weight. Something like that, I *think*
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Arturo has the correct responce. It is all about unsprung weight...
As for doing the forks, you will need a spring comperssor, fork seal driver, fork bleed tool, fork level gauge and then the basic tools. You can really mess up the forks if you have no idea what you are doing. The fork cap can get messed up easily and it can damage the fork cartridge as well when you go to reassemble it. Basicly what I am saying is just let someone that knows what they are doing, do it.
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good to know that stuff before digging into the job.. Is there a recommended time for changing fork oil or can you tell when its time to change it??
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just pay to have it done "right the first time" Patrick is good for it.
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I like to do fork oil around 10,000 miles on a street bike. At least once a season on a racebike.
Like the old saying goes; "If you can tell a difference when you changed your fork oil, you waited too long."


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check you're brake pads now too. if the oil was leaking bad it probably runined the pads
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I like to do fork oil around 10,000 miles on a street bike. At least once a season on a racebike.
Like the old saying goes; "If you can tell a difference when you changed your fork oil, you waited too long."


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so the creamy peanut butter is a ruse!??
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