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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-21-2017, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Hello guys!
Does anyone know the price to get a fork seal replaced at the dealership

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Hello guys!
Does anyone know the price to get a fork seal replaced at the dealership
It'd be a bloody fortune, buy or make a sealmate and 9 times outta ten you'll be able to clean out the crap that's holding the seal lip open.
I kid you not... Have a look at Sealmate in YouTube.
There's also plenty if references to them here.
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+1 on the seal mate. Right front was leaking on the XR a week or so ago. Used the seal mate and cured it. Way cheaper than replacement and back up running in minutes...
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+1 on the seal mate. Right front was leaking on the XR a week or so ago. Used the seal mate and cured it. Way cheaper than replacement and back up running in minutes...
Yep, so many fork seals must get 'replaced' without need to.....or do they?
My bet is unscrupulous shops that know the Sealmate trick can charge out a big job and rectify the problem in a few minutes.

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I coughed up $120 four years ago. Get a Sealmate.
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In the old days, a donor roll of 35mm camera film would save the day. Pull out a piece of film about four inches long - and cut it off. The curvature of the film strip was a perfect match to the fork tube. Lay the film on the fork tube and wiggle it a bit so it got past the seal. See-saw the piece of film around the fork tube to shear off any dried bug guts or bones. Usually a minute or less of attention did the trick. Have had success with said technique a few times over the years. Worth a try . . . if you can find a roll of 35mm film.

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In the old days, a donor roll of 35mm camera film would save the day. Pull out a piece of film about four inches long - and cut it off. The curvature of the film strip was a perfect match to the fork tube. Lay the film on the fork tube and wiggle it a bit so it got past the seal. See-saw the piece of film around the fork tube to shear off any dried bug guts or bones. Usually a minute or less of attention did the trick. Have had success with said technique a few times over the years. Worth a try . . . if you can find a roll of 35mm film.
yeah Ive got a few undeveloped rolls from eons ago, always wonder whats on them but too I'm cheap too cheap to get em developed..would cost a fortune these days I reckon...
with the 35mm film do you cut a hook into it to pull the crap out or just let it get pushed down into the fork oil?

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. . . with the 35mm film do you cut a hook into it to pull the crap out or just let it get pushed down into the fork oil?
Never bothered to make a hook. Just cut at an angle so there is a bit of a pointy end to wiggle past the seal. Where the dried bits go, I don't know. Either up or down . . . as long as it goes away and allows the seal to seal. Other than the cost of a roll of antique film, a MacGyver trick to save the day.
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Never bothered to make a hook. Just cut at an angle so there is a bit of a pointy end to wiggle past the seal. Where the dried bits go, I don't know. Either up or down . . . as long as it goes away and allows the seal to seal. Other than the cost of a roll of antique film, a MacGyver trick to save the day.
yeah an SD card or a USB stick just wont do

just checking on the time must be sunday night there..Im waiting for late night here today so I can make some Monday morning phone call to the USA, re my pipes.

ok back to fork seals
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" " Primary plate
" " IAV
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Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
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" " VM1 Cams
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Had mine done on my xr and one fork done on my girlfriend Vegas was done for just a tad over $300 bout 2 months ago btw I had bout 94000 miles on mine

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