Fork Seals....again

Ernest Montague afm199 at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 15 17:41:18 PDT 2008


Yep, and the oil could be overfilled as well.



On Oct 15, 2008, at 5:40 PM, Chris Burgess wrote:

> The bushings could also be shot allowing the fork tube to move around 
> in the
> seals.
>
> On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 4:47 PM, Ernest Montague 
> <afm199 at earthlink.net>wrote:
>
>> feel the fork tubes above the dust seal, first by hand and then 
>> thumbnail.
>>  You may find some scratches, dings, or sharp edges. Rub them out 
>> with some
>> 200 or finer emory paper. That should do it, unless the tubes are 
>> scored
>> lengthwise.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Oct 15, 2008, at 4:41 PM, Byron Morgan wrote:
>>
>> Cursory information, '99 SV Basically stock. about 30k miles...i 
>> think.
>>>
>>> Just had both fork seals replaced mid august. Took 2 tries then, and 
>>> now
>>> they're leaking again. Mechanic (non-dealer, but reputed to be a good
>>> mech)
>>> says there's nothing else he can do, aka he doesn't want to fool 
>>> with it
>>> anymore. *shrug*
>>> anyway
>>>
>>> I need suggestions on what to do now. Budget is way tight on this,
>>> otherwise
>>> I'd trade it for a new bike.
>>>
>>> And it has to be reasonably easy. I've got mechanical skill, and 
>>> limited
>>> machine shop access.
>>>
>>> Thanks all,
>>> Byron
>>> Ecru, Mississippi.
>>>
>>>
>>
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