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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 10:21 pm 
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Can any one give me some advice on replacing fork oil seals!! My brother will be assisitng me, who is a good car mechanic but also got this bike back on the road when so much went wrong.. so any info will be appreciated.. i guess i will also change fork oil..thanks col.. :dance: :dance:

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 8:59 am 
Done the tuber forks but not the XB forks, they can't be much different. Have you got a manual and a seal tool (not sure what the correct term is)?


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 11:30 am 
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Can any one give me some advice on replacing fork oil seals!!


Yes. Unless you are totaly sure what you are doing take it to a Pro.

Or if you do.
All working areas, tools, hands, etc must be spotless clean. No dirt to get into the system.

Know how USD forks go together.

Have the fork manual and a diagram if possible. Have all new parts to hand before starting the job as well as any special tools needed.

Change everything IE - A rebuild as no point doing it otherwise :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 4:53 pm 
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Well i dont have the fork tool, nor had i planned on renewing everything..... so for example what else do you think i should renew :?: i thought seals and oil would do it :!: :!: :askmaz:

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 8:52 am 
Seals and oil should do it
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 10:28 am 
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Trouble is that you have to use the slider as a slide hammer to remove the seal, this usually damages the bushes and support ring.

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 11:42 am 
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I'd get Tubbs to do it at Moore Speed Racing down in Parkstone near Poole, Dorset.

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 9:40 pm 
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I would if I had never done it before. The outcome of getting it wrong could be expensive or worse.

Do not know the cost these days though.


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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 9:59 pm 
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am getting it done by tubbs at end of month.. so will have to go to yoffis run with leaky forks!!as you say getting it wrong will be much worse.. :oops: gonna try and get a peek while he does it see how its done.. :geek:

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 3:37 pm 
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crazy col wrote:
am getting it done by tubbs at end of month.. so will have to go to yoffis run with leaky forks!!as you say getting it wrong will be much worse.. :oops: gonna try and get a peek while he does it see how its done.. :geek:

will cost extra ...........................jaffa cakes

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 4:44 pm 
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Will be worth a box or two of jaffas :!: :!: :yup:

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