Fork seal leak X2= what the heck?


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Fork seal leak X2= what the heck?

Postby twocams » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:33 pm



So how long does it take for fork seals to start leaking if they are upside down :?: And why would you put them in bassackwards. Book clearly says to put seals in with writing up.


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Re: Fork seal leak X2= what the heck?

Postby Arti » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:07 pm

Someone didn't read the directions...

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Re: Fork seal leak X2= what the heck?

Postby deanbw » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:57 pm

those are upside down, spring is always on pressure side
To answer your question, they will leak as soon as oil gets there

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Re: Fork seal leak X2= what the heck?

Postby twocams » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:12 pm

I guess the good news...they weren't leaking cause of nicks and scratches. Just upsidedown.

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Re: Fork seal leak X2= what the heck?

Postby deanbw » Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:03 am

twocams wrote:I guess the good news...they weren't leaking cause of nicks and scratches. Just upsidedown.

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there is always a silver lining....... ;)

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Re: Fork seal leak X2= what the heck?

Postby twocams » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:26 pm

Silver lining...yes. But still rather have silver dollars.$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ :lol:

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Re: Fork seal leak X2= what the heck?

Postby deanbw » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:56 pm

twocams wrote:Silver lining...yes. But still rather have silver dollars.$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ :lol:

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I hear that!!! :lol:




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