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    Mogs

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    Fork seals

    Post by Mogs on Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:37 pm

    What are the seals like on a ktm to change?

    Never done this before... and have no real idea on what to do, would rather learn how to do them myself than a pay a bike shop. Or is it worth leaving to the experts?

    Forks are on a 09 KTM

    Any help would be great!
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    Dicky

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    Re: Fork seals

    Post by Dicky on Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:22 pm

    Mine need doing soon but it looks a bit fiddly.rocky mountain got some good videos on YouTube for bike maintenance and there's ones for doing fork seals

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    Far easier to drop the forks out of the bike and drop them into a shop to do though if u ask me
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    wolfy

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    Re: Fork seals

    Post by wolfy on Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:59 pm

    Be careful with this vid guys he dos'nt mention the fork seal go's a certain way round on WP. With all balls kits it shows you on the back of the packet, if you buy the black stock seals the sping side of the seal faces the top of the fork.
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    Walnutwhip

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    Re: Fork seals

    Post by Walnutwhip on Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:51 am

    Phone around and get a price from a shop if you have no idea leave well alone!
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    Skippy

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    Re: Fork seals

    Post by Skippy on Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:08 am

    I've done mine twice now...follow the vids, its not a difficult job...theres a few vids on youtube..keep your laptop with you for reference when taking apart/rebuilding....
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    Shepy aka THE DUKE

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    Re: Fork seals

    Post by Shepy aka THE DUKE on Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:18 am

    moggs my mate does allmy work in a garage in ebbw fella and very reaonible let me know if you want his number

    lchris21

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    Re: Fork seals

    Post by lchris21 on Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:32 pm

    do a bit of research on types, there's a couple of different ones. if you've not already bought em

    the Berg ones are supposed to be better quality, less stiction and cheaper, and go straight in.

    Dunno what the quality of the all balls ones are like ?
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    Mogs

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    Re: Fork seals

    Post by Mogs on Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:35 pm

    Thanks for the advice lads... I've decided its probs better i dont touch them after watching some of the youtube vids etc... and dropped them into Ray cowles as its close to work. Thanks for the suggestions!
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    kevanmack

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    Re: Fork seals

    Post by kevanmack on Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:25 pm

    Moggsy boy..you better learn to do them..cos if you keep pulling da wheelies-it will be a regular occurence!! [and spoke replacement Smile ]
    watched a pro [mate] do 1 in less than 5mins!! thats take apart/replace/oil fill etc..he had a special peice of metal shaped perfectly to whack them in? O er missus...so i thought EZee...an hour later and a hammer through the garage wall....gave him the dosh and drank a beer!!!
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    Mogs

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    Re: Fork seals

    Post by Mogs on Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:39 pm

    haha... they've been gone for a while... thats why i tend to keep the front up in the air as much as possible Smile

    sorted them spokes out buddy, a guy rebuilt the wheel and replaced the spokes for £15, happy days.

    The reason they went was because the mousse had turned into dust, and the spokes then pushed through... Not a fan of running moussess.. back to good old tubes!

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