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    karlos

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    Fork Seals.

    Post by karlos on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:01 pm

    Need the fork seals done on the YZ, again!! Anyone have any recommendations as to where I can get them done, usually use Morgans in Cardiff, but not so convenient now I'm not going that direction to work. Anyone been to Ray Cowles?? Preferably Cwmbran/Pontypool/Newport area.
    Cheers,

    Karl.
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    wolfy

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    Re: Fork Seals.

    Post by wolfy on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:38 pm

    I rate Ray Cowles high its the only place i trust to leave parts or my bike, to some it may look old school in the shop that's because they been there for ever. Don't let this put you off they have a modern workshop at the rear & they really do know there stuff.
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    karlos

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    Re: Fork Seals.

    Post by karlos on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:42 pm

    Cheers Wolfy, had planned to go there just wanted some reassurance. Thanks for your input.
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    Hopes Dad

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    Re: Fork Seals.

    Post by Hopes Dad on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:45 pm

    Yeah, +1 on Ray Cowles.

    They have forgotten more about bikes than most other places know.
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    Skippy

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    Re: Fork Seals.

    Post by Skippy on Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:39 pm

    +2 on Ray Cowles...but fork seals arent too bad to do...loadsa vids on youtube, I did mine following them...
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    Mogs

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    Re: Fork Seals.

    Post by Mogs on Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:45 pm

    Had mine done at Ray Cowles... fitted them then did an event. Couldn't ride the bike, it was everywhere, had to soften the forks as much as I could and let some air out the front tyre to take some of the impact...far too hard. Wasn't happy.

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    Shepy aka THE DUKE

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    Re: Fork Seals.

    Post by Shepy aka THE DUKE on Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:14 pm

    karlos a mate of mine has a garage in ebbw he has done everything on my bike pretty much rebuilt it he does my seals miller will recomended him also he a good boy i can find out how much if you want..
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    karlos

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    Re: Fork Seals.

    Post by karlos on Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:39 pm

    Thanks for the replies Gents, gonna drop them in to Ray Cowles tomorrow, most convenient option for me.
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    phil990

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    Re: Fork Seals.

    Post by phil990 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:00 pm

    Moggs wrote:Had mine done at Ray Cowles... fitted them then did an event. Couldn't ride the bike, it was everywhere, had to soften the forks as much as I could and let some air out the front tyre to take some of the impact...far too hard. Wasn't happy.


    That would be wrong oil and to small an air gap...
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    Mogs

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    Re: Fork Seals.

    Post by Mogs on Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:25 pm

    yes phill, i think that was the problem..

    the sx and exc have two different levels.. i think Ray had taken the assumption i wanted them set up for motocross.. they are fine now ive adjusted then abit

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