fork seal brands or style, what to use?

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fork seal brands or style, what to use?

Postby oldmopars » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:57 pm

I need to do my fork seals, any brands or style better than another? I prefer to do this once.

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Re: fork seal brands or style, what to use?

Postby tunaboy » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:18 am

I too have been looking at fork seals and need some guidance. I see seals for my 1100 for $9 per set and right next to them "Leak Proof" seals for $32 per set. I think the seals are available OEM as well. I am looking for the best bang for the buck that preforms good and won't leak for a long time. Which ones fit that criteria?

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Re: fork seal brands or style, what to use?

Postby themainviking » Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:01 pm

The consensus is that the OEM seals are about the best, and last longest. Most seals are actually made by the same company except for a couple like triple lip seals or the thicker ones that use thinner washers. All Balls are supposed to be pretty good. If the OEM are a reasonable price, why not just get them.
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Re: fork seal brands or style, what to use?

Postby IAAustin » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:35 pm

Just installed the All Balls seal kit today so time will tell, I paid around $22 on eBay which included dust caps. Of course the OEMs by Honda are proven good, so either option should be good.

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