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 Post subject: Leaking fork
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:08 pm 
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I have had the forks on my X1 rebuilt twice now with new seals dust and oil and yet the right fork still leaks. What could be wrong with it, any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Leaking fork
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:15 pm 
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is the chrome on the fork slider scored ?

what make were the seals ?

did the same person do the assembling ...are they qualified/skilled ?

i did mine & they don't leak on my X1
but..
i did a set on a yamaha rd they leaked like fukc ,turns out they were a single lip seal..so be careful what you buy :oooops:

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 Post subject: Re: Leaking fork
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:50 pm 
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Two different people did the seals. Used genuine Buell bits. No scoring on forks. Both people were competent mechanics.


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 Post subject: Re: Leaking fork
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:52 pm 
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Also, the same leg both times.


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 Post subject: Re: Leaking fork
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:10 pm 
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OK
is the outer damaged ,not letting the seal sit correctly.
sounds like it needs a good thorough looking at .
:maz: time

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 Post subject: Re: Leaking fork
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:32 pm 
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My top tips...

Use genuine (NOK) seals (I use Honda RS250 seals - they are identical to the Buell 41mm seals).

Wrap insulation tape over the sharp endges of the fork bush recess for when you push the seal down the slider.

Bounce the forks with the axle tight but the axle clamps undone to allow them to find their place in life. Then tighten the clamps.

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 Post subject: Re: Leaking fork
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:55 pm 
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Well something else to do in the new year. Cheers guys.


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 Post subject: Re: Leaking fork
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:06 pm 
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Pash I've typed in Honda Rs 250 nok oils seals but various sizes come up. Where do you buy yours.
:ffs:


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 Post subject: Re: Leaking fork
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:24 pm 
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So, if the seals were replaced by competent mechanics, this begs the question, why have they failed again.......either they were not competent, or they missed something like damaged chrome etc. ie. they were not that competent after all, or you're using shit brake pads ?

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 Post subject: Re: Leaking fork
PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:35 am 
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Maz wrote:
So, if the seals were replaced by competent mechanics, this begs the question, why have they failed again.......either they were not competent, or they missed something like damaged chrome etc. ie. they were not that competent after all, or you're using shit brake pads ?

:yt:

chrisx1 wrote:
Pash I've typed in Honda Rs 250 nok oils seals but various sizes come up. Where do you buy yours.
:ffs:

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 Post subject: Re: Leaking fork
PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:44 pm 
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Cheers guys.


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