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Old 03-10-2009, 06:41 PM   #1
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Ohlins Fork Seals.... Anyone Done Em?

Noticed last night that the right seal on my forks is leaking. Is this something I can tackle this weekend at the Wrench and BBQ event. All info appreciated.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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Jeff, I removed my forks last night and took them to someone to do it (cheapest way as far as I know) If I'm not mistaken, the forks need to be removed from the bike.
There's also a special fork compressor (or whatever you call it) that is used to do this particular job. This is just my assumption though, I wish I knew more but maybe someone else can chime in.
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where did you take yours Gary? Mine are not leaking but 20,000 miles with no service it needs to be done.
Sending PM. . .

BTW Jeff, how much are those Ohlins seals? I would imagine the are pricey I'm sure when you ride exotic, you gotta pay to play
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Ohlins upside downies are best tackled by somebody who knows what they are doing and has the required special tools.
Without the tools it's very easy to **** it up and then it gets costly.
Data books will provide them with the correct weight oil, the air gap in each leg or oil volume.
I'd insist on genuine OE fork seals too, NOT pattern stuff
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Ohlins upside downies are best tackled by somebody who knows what they are doing and has the required special tools.
Without the tools it's very easy to **** it up and then it gets costly.
Data books will provide them with the correct weight oil, the air gap in each leg or oil volume.
I'd insist on genuine OE fork seals too, NOT pattern stuff
Well there you have it. Grinchy knows his
BTW you said you insist replacing with OE, are you just referring to his Ohlins or ANY brand suspension?
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Well there you have it. Grinchy knows his
BTW you said you insist replacing with OE, are you just referring to his Ohlins or ANY brand suspension?
Any brand really,
but especially if it's a high performance machine.
When it comes to clutches and fork seals I would insist on and only use OE.
You know it's going to be right all other things being equal.



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Any brand really,
but especially if it's a high performance machine.
When it comes to clutches and fork seals I would insist on and only use OE.
You know it's going to be right all other things being equal.
Yea, I've heard that about clutches but I've heard mixed opinions on the seals. . Curious to see who else can chime in. . .
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no one has ever said anything about servicing them. LOL. I finally got one of the front cali. on the zx7 to bleed and that fcker stank like .
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where did you take yours Gary? Mine are not leaking but 20,000 miles with no service it needs to be done
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Yea, I've heard that about clutches but I've heard mixed opinions on the seals. . Curious to see who else can chime in. . .
me too
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Patrick almost feel out the other day when I told I pout 20k on the bike last year and never touched the forks. I think I asked about setting the suspension for me or something. You live and learn.
pout all you like, he won't do it any cheaper
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is there anything else I should service that no one has told me about?
brake fluid
engine oil & filter
fork oil
coolant-- yes the inhibitors breakdown
air filter
plugs
lubricate all pivot points
strip clean and relub rear shock linkage
tyre pressures
check wheel bearings
check play in rear cush drive rubbers
check wear/sag/play in drive chain
synchronise carbs
check valve clearances
steering head bearings
etc etc
I'm bored now

or burn it and go again on something else lol
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So I probably shouldn't mention I have 30,000 on my forks eh? I'm pulling mine off next week to get serviced more than likely.
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