first gen fork questions

Ernest Montague afm199 at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 22 11:35:06 PDT 2008


I would start with 20 if you dont know. Clicks are pretty common and 
not much goes wrong in damper rod forks, with two moving parts. ( one 
if there is no emulator)
On Jul 22, 2008, at 11:26 AM, Morgan Jones wrote:

>
> Ernest et al,
>
> I just called GMD and they said they can look up the weight used by 
> the name of the guy who had the work done.  I hope can find my 
> paperwork.  They told me fork oil varies so it's best find out what's 
> in there.  Worst case I can send them the forks and have them 
> re-worked for my weight.  they're for someone a little heavier than me 
> anyway.
>
> So the click is normal?  Is there nothing I should 
> check/adjust/replace while I have it apart?
>
> Thanks,
>
> -morgan
>
>
>
>
> Ernest Montague wrote:
>> Best to check with GMD.. probably some where around 20-25 weight
>>
>> click happens all the time
>>
>> use suzuki fork seals
>>
>>
>> On Jul 21, 2008, at 10:23 PM, Morgan Jones wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> My first gen track-only bike (it's an ex-WERA race bike) is having 
>>> fork issues.  They forks have been set up I'm told by gmd 
>>> Computrack.  They work too well to be stock so I believe it.
>>>
>>> Issue 1: The left fork seal is leaking a bit so I'll be 
>>> disassembling...  I know the forks aren't stock.. how do I decide 
>>> weight and type of oil to use?  Start at 10 and try it?  Any 
>>> suggested source of fork seals?
>>>
>>> Issue 2: If you stand in front of the bike, hold the front brake and 
>>> rock it back and forth there's a slight click in the (bike's) right 
>>> fork (not the one leaking).  Anything to be worried about?  What 
>>> should I check while I have it apart to replace the fork seals?
>>>
>>> thanks,
>>>
>>> -morgan
>>>
>>
>



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