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Offline anaheimtex

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Re: Replacing fork seals
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2017, 06:10:29 PM »
Since it seems you know about forks, can I replace springs without removing from the bike?
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Re: Replacing fork seals
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2017, 06:30:40 PM »
Yes, it's possible. It's fairly simple, the trickiest part is to compress the springs to put back the covers with preload adjuster.

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Re: Replacing fork seals
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2017, 01:12:11 PM »
I think you'd struggle - while the fork is on the bike you'll not be able to fit your fork spring compressor tool, but the question for me is 'why?' After dropping the forks out the job will be much easier, and changing the oil is impossible while the forks are still on the bike.

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Re: Replacing fork seals
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2017, 03:52:14 PM »
Im just worried about getting them back on the bike correctly.  I am not worried about the rebuild aspect only putting them on.
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Re: Replacing fork seals
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2017, 05:28:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by anaheimtex [+]
Im just worried about getting them back on the bike correctly.  I am not worried about the rebuild aspect only putting them on.
I removed my fork tubes to have them reworked by a suspension guy and then reinstalled them myself. The process is pretty straightforward and is probably the easiest part of the operation.
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Re: Replacing fork seals
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2017, 05:30:47 PM »
If you're competent to service them, then you won't have any problems removing them / if you're not competent to remove them then for heavens sake don't start taking them apart

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Re: Replacing fork seals
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2018, 05:29:47 PM »
Guys, it looks as though I am going to have to do one of mine - which I'm more than happy to tackle but I don't have the correct fork oil spec. It's not in the handbook strangely. I read the level is 117 mm but if someone could stick up the oil, I'd be grateful.

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Re: Replacing fork seals
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2018, 05:36:10 PM »
This may or may not help you. I had my gen1 TEX forks rebuilt by a suspension company and they used 010M 5W oil in mine. Having said that, I had complained that they were too harsh, so they may have used a lighter oil. They also revalved them.
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Re: Replacing fork seals
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2018, 05:56:14 PM »
Thanks CT. Actually I had a thought after I'd posted this. I remember now that the dealer I got it from (not Triumph) replaced one seal before they sold it to me. So I'd better ask them what they put in or I could end up with different oil in each side. Doh! Or, I simply replace both sides at the same time using the same oil.

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Re: Replacing fork seals
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2018, 05:57:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stillwobbling [+]
Or, I simply replace both sides at the same time using the same oil.
Given the age of the bike, I would do both. Doesn't hurt.
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