first gen fork questions

Randy Grein randygrein at comcast.net
Tue Jul 22 21:25:22 PDT 2008


Not unless you see something weird. Wearing parts out takes forever.
Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

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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