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    Jer

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    Join date : 2012-01-22

    Fork seals wheeping

    Post by Jer on Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:33 pm

    As the title says my one front fork seal is wheeping.
    Just wanted to know has anyone used one of those little plastic gadgets that you push up around the seal
    to try and remove the muck which is 9 times out of 10 which causes the seal to fail?
    Looked on you tube and they look like a good idea.
    Any surgestions would be appreciated.

    grogan

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    Join date : 2012-01-20
    Location : West Mids

    Re: Fork seals wheeping

    Post by grogan on Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:36 pm

    I have used a feeler guage in the past, it only works as long as the seal isn't damaged or worn out though.
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    Skippy

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    Join date : 2010-10-04
    Age : 49
    Location : On a Hill

    Re: Fork seals wheeping

    Post by Skippy on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:14 pm

    I got one Jer...how close are you ??? your welcome to try it, I've used it did'nt work for me but mine could have gone too far ??? like say happy if you want to borrow it, drop the dust seal then just push it up !! pm me if you want to try it....
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    Dicky

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    Age : 46
    Location : Cardiff

    Re: Fork seals wheeping

    Post by Dicky on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:51 pm

    I used the old camera negative trick and it worked for me Smile
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    Gareth Gates

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    Re: Fork seals wheeping

    Post by Gareth Gates on Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:15 pm

    [quote="Dicky"]I used the old camera negative trick and it worked for me Smile[/quote whats that then ?

    Jer

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    Re: Fork seals wheeping

    Post by Jer on Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:42 pm

    thanks for the replies guys, ordered one on ebay so thanks anyway skippy.
    Got your message graham, havent replaced anything yet. I just noticed a small amount of oil wheeping from one fork so hoping that this plastic device can re-seal without having to replace anything! Will let you know the outcome.
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    Gilo-WRF

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    Age : 42
    Location : Castleton

    Re: Fork seals wheeping

    Post by Gilo-WRF on Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:14 pm

    I would of posted one of these to you if you had'nt already ordered one

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    Dicky

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    Re: Fork seals wheeping

    Post by Dicky on Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:17 am

    Bancok chickboy wrote:
    Dicky wrote:I used the old camera negative trick and it worked for me Smile
    whats that then ?

    Use an old piece of 35mm camera film.the sort that used to be in with the photos when you had to go to truprint to get those bad boys developed Very Happy
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    Deank69

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    Age : 49
    Location : Neath

    Re: Fork seals wheeping

    Post by Deank69 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:56 am

    I had the same problem a few months back and tried the sealmate. Wasnt expecting it to work, but it DID. Great product. Not leaked since Very Happy

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