dave193 at rogers.com
Thu Oct 16 17:14:28 PDT 2008
also break the fork caps loose while still mounted in the triple clamps.
that way the fork stantions are held tight
----- Original Message -----
From: "Randy Grein" <randygrein at comcast.net>
To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at micapeak.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2008 1:39 AM
Subject: Re: Fork Seals....again
> Not likely, but worth a shot. The other thing I've noticed is the darn
> clips - a bit of rust and they don't want to fit in the slots anymore.
> That pushes the inward bend of the clip against the seal lip, which can
> cause it to leak. Replace the clip.
> Oh, BTW - replacing seals is pretty easy. Remove the fender, wheel and
> forks. Use an allen head wrench on the bolt at the bottom (goes right
> through the axle hole). Best is to use an impact gun; a decent electric
> model can be had at most Sears. It's messy but take that bolt out FIRST,
> then remove the fork caps. Drain the oil. Gently pry the dust seals off,
> then the clips (a small flatblade screwdriver works well), then a few
> tugs on the inner tube straight up will pop the seals out. Reverse to
> install but use a bit of grease on the seal lip, use the old seal to
> drive the new into the lower leg and make sure that clip seats
> Randy Grein, WMRRA #41
> 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
>> 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
>>> You may find some scratches, dings, or sharp edges. Rub them out with
>>> 200 or finer emory paper. That should do it, unless the tubes are
>>> 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
>>>> they're leaking again. Mechanic (non-dealer, but reputed to be a good
>>>> says there's nothing else he can do, aka he doesn't want to fool with
>>>> anymore. *shrug*
>>>> I need suggestions on what to do now. Budget is way tight on this,
>>>> I'd trade it for a new bike.
>>>> And it has to be reasonably easy. I've got mechanical skill, and
>>>> machine shop access.
>>>> Thanks all,
>>>> Ecru, Mississippi.
>> WMRRA #10
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