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1Back to top Go down   fork seal weird question Empty fork seal weird question Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:30 pm

VPutin

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Hi folks,

plan to go some trip in a week, but unfortunately, my fork gets leak.

So, I need to change fixed tube because on rust.
And question arrive, could I take the fixed tube out, and use fork seals later again?

    

2Back to top Go down   fork seal weird question Empty Re: fork seal weird question Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:50 pm

RicK G

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The rust will have damaged the seal and it will leak if you use it again.


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3Back to top Go down   fork seal weird question Empty Re: fork seal weird question Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:23 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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If the tube [stanchion] is bad it will damage a new seal. You could get them rechromed.

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4Back to top Go down   fork seal weird question Empty Re: fork seal weird question Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:02 am

VPutin

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in one week before trip? it's not real. As a chanse to get new seal (
Does anybody have experience with some Jap bikes forks seals?
Saw some sizes like 41-54-8

    

5Back to top Go down   fork seal weird question Empty Re: fork seal weird question Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:18 am

RicK G

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The seals are 7.5mm, I tried using 8mm and it was such a tight fit that I decided not to go ahead but if you needed to use them you could take .5mm from the underside of the seal.  I cant think of a reason the sealing lip would not work as they are all plunger hydraulic seals.


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6Back to top Go down   fork seal weird question Empty Re: fork seal weird question Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:29 am

VPutin

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@RicK G wrote:The seals are 7.5mm, I tried using 8mm and it was such a tight fit that I decided not to go ahead but if you needed to use them you could take .5mm from the underside of the seal.  I cant think of a reason the sealing lip would not work as they are all plunger hydraulic seals.
main question in diameters. 41 instead of 41.7 - would it be safe for a seal?
also 54 instead of 55 (as I remember). Seems that it can be bit small(

    

7Back to top Go down   fork seal weird question Empty Re: fork seal weird question Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:48 am

RicK G

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That wont work if it is 1mm too small. Have you tried the people who sell bearings the range of seals is extensive.

41.7 is very close in size to 1 5/8 inches which is a common size for shaft seals.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
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8Back to top Go down   fork seal weird question Empty Re: fork seal weird question Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:08 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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New seals will work for a while as in long enough for the trip but will not last very long. Maybe just replace them and see how it goes. But you must use the correct diameter.

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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

9Back to top Go down   fork seal weird question Empty Re: fork seal weird question Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:15 pm

VPutin

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:New seals will work for a while as in long enough for the trip but will not last very long. Maybe just replace them and see how it goes. But you must use the correct diameter.

92KK
main point, that new fixed tube will arrive tomorrow, but seal are nor available in Moscow shops/dealers(

    

10Back to top Go down   fork seal weird question Empty Re: fork seal weird question Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:32 pm

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Mr. VPutin, if you cant find suitable fork seal you can tight a spring inside existing seal. Cut the little circular spring and then tight a bit and connect again like any wire. I did that way three or four years ago: still in place no leaks, no need for new one, even I have new pair.
Happy journey

    

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