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    shocker

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    Join date : 2010-07-21
    Age : 59
    Location : in exile just over the border

    Re: Fork Seals.

    Post by shocker on Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:28 pm

    Shame he wasn't along last Saturday - he could have made 15 quid during the day Very Happy
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    Ralph

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    Age : 69
    Location : blaina

    Re: Fork Seals.

    Post by Ralph on Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:38 pm

    £15 for tyres and £3 to tighten a loose wheel!!!!
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    karlos

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    Re: Fork Seals.

    Post by karlos on Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:28 am

    Cheers Ralph, will keep that in mind for future reference.

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    Hopes Dad

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    Join date : 2011-11-03
    Age : 50
    Location : Riscashire

    Re: Fork Seals.

    Post by Hopes Dad on Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:15 pm

    captain caveman wrote:Ive heard there's a good mechanic up there cant remember his name.
    Was he the main bike mechanic for Ray Hockney's?
    A while back.

    Clive Watkins, I can remeber when he was the bike mechanic for chris page & rode the 500cc class amca ( christ, I'm old ).

    If you want his number pm me, not sure he wants it broadcast.

    Mention my name fro a free black eye or a kick up the arse Very Happy

    nelly001

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    Re: Fork Seals.

    Post by nelly001 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:05 pm

    plus 1 for clive im taking my spare forks there this week.
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    phil990

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    Location : Bridgendish. Welsh Riviera...

    Re: Fork Seals.

    Post by phil990 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:41 pm

    karlos wrote: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.

    Before you spend money:

    Pull off fork seal protectors and clean out with airline

    Use some thin brass shim betwean seal and stantion to remove whatever is making seals leak. Probable Mud or Sand!!!

    Works great for me... Shocked

    nelly001

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    Re: Fork Seals.

    Post by nelly001 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:45 pm

    good tip but i keep a spare set and i need the ones off the trail bike to go back on my race bike.
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    captain caveman

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    Location : Pot noodle land

    Re: Fork Seals.

    Post by captain caveman on Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:53 pm

    Ive done this quite a few times used a thin feeler gauge to push up between the seal and slide it around.
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    karlos

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    Re: Fork Seals.

    Post by karlos on Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:34 am

    phil990 wrote:

    Before you spend money:

    Pull off fork seal protectors and clean out with airline

    Use some thin brass shim betwean seal and stantion to remove whatever is making seals leak. Probable Mud or Sand!!!

    Works great for me... Shocked

    Thanks for the advice Phil but already tried that.
    All sorted now though, new seals fitted at ray Cowles.
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    Walnutwhip

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    Re: Fork Seals.

    Post by Walnutwhip on Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:35 pm

    captain caveman wrote:Ive done this quite a few times used a thin feeler gauge to push up between the seal and slide it around.

    Can also use roll off / Tear off film less chance cutting into seals Rolling Eyes

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