fork stantions! !


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squirrel
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fork stantions! !

Postby squirrel » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:02 pm



Having replaced my fork seals twice the right one is still leaking through the top of the seal .causing it to bottom out over bumps. my question is could I have scraped/damaged the stantion somehow which is making it leak .and could I replace just that one with a pattern part .any suggestions welcome thank you



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Re: fork stantions! !

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:01 am

If you are talking about the fork tubes yes they can get scratched and then cause a leak..possible to buff out the scratches or fill with JB weld polish smooth and reinstall..and yes you can just replace the fork tube but you'll probably have to buy a complete shock set so why bother changing out the tubes..

PS it's easy to install the seal upside down..and then it will leak.
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Re: fork stantions! !

Postby squirrel » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:55 am

Thank you rbgerson for the info I had no idea that seals could be fitted upside down .time to let the professionals fix it I think . :D

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Re: fork stantions! !

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:43 pm

Another reason for leaking is worn out bushes and a bent fork...




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