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    Clarky_two

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    Fork seals

    Post by Clarky_two on Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:48 pm

    Whats the best way to check fork seals guys...

    Ta
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    mufynman

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    Re: Fork seals

    Post by mufynman on Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:51 pm

    rub your hands up and down the forks , then go inside and wipe them on your missus' best blouse , then hold it up to show her . If you don't hear a slapping sound , chances are your seals are fine .
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    crm250dude

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    Re: Fork seals

    Post by crm250dude on Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:24 pm

    I got a fork doctor if you want to borrow it - cleans the seals if you got dirt causing a leak
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    wolfy

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    Re: Fork seals

    Post by wolfy on Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:29 pm

    mufynman wrote:rub your hands up and down the forks , then go inside and wipe them on your missus' best blouse , then hold it up to show her . If you don't hear a slapping sound , chances are your seals are fine .


    lol! lol! lol!
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    juljam33

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    Re: Fork seals

    Post by juljam33 on Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:35 pm

    mufynman wrote:rub your hands up and down the forks , then go inside and wipe them on your missus' best blouse , then hold it up to show her . If you don't hear a slapping sound , chances are your seals are fine .


    lol! lol!
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    keith husky 450

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    Re: Fork seals

    Post by keith husky 450 on Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:36 pm

    mufynman wrote:rub your hands up and down the forks , then go inside and wipe them on your missus' best blouse , then hold it up to show her . If you don't hear a slapping sound , chances are your seals are fine .
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    wolfy

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    Re: Fork seals

    Post by wolfy on Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:38 pm

    Clarky_two wrote:Whats the best way to check fork seals guys...

    Ta

    Are they leaking ? every time i wash me bike now i use a rag to clean the bottom forks behind the guard.
    Looks clean with a wash but the shit dries hard & then sticks in your fork seals.
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    Viv

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    Re: Fork seals

    Post by Viv on Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:24 pm

    wolfy wrote:
    Clarky_two wrote:Whats the best way to check fork seals guys...

    Ta

    Are they leaking ? every time i wash me bike now i use a rag to clean the bottom forks behind the guard.
    Looks clean with a wash but the shit dries hard & then sticks in your fork seals.

    +1
    Not much to the fork seals so they won't take much abuse.
    Don't know if there the same as hydraulic Rams which leave a very fine layer of oil to assist the lubrication and stops the dirt sticking.
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    steve

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    Re: Fork seals

    Post by steve on Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:18 pm

    Amazingly im still on my original seals scratch Watch em pop next time im out Rolling Eyes
    But if they ant leaking they ant broken lol!
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    juljam33

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    Re: Fork seals

    Post by juljam33 on Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:21 pm

    Ypu can pop the outer seal "covers" off to reveal the actual seals and clean the crud out under them

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