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Offline pmckinnon

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Fork seals
on: July 07, 2020, 12:17:02 PM
Hi all i have a 2012 model and im always blowing the oem fork seals, can someone give me the Skf seal codes to suit this bike as im over the standard crap.

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Re: Fork seals
Reply #1 on: July 07, 2020, 02:25:34 PM
Might be worth investigating further if your seals repeatedly fail.

My 2013 Gen 1 had fork seals fail because the bushes in the forks were not made to the correct tolerance (Triumph had been supplied with a bad batch & mine were replaced under warranty).
The loose fit meant there was lateral play so the fork legs didn't run straight & smooth in the seals = seals failed to keep oil in!
And maybe the same could happen if the bushes are badly worn?

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Re: Fork seals
Reply #2 on: July 07, 2020, 04:54:46 PM
You can get the seals here

https://shop.touratech.com/skf-fork-seal-dust-cover-kyb-46-suitable-for-triumph-explorer-from-2012.html

but if you have multiple failures I suspect you have other problems

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Re: Fork seals
Reply #3 on: July 07, 2020, 06:01:37 PM
There are 2 part numbers for the SKF seals... they are listed as the ones for KYB 46mm forks. They come in two colors, green and black.

SKF-KITG-46K (this is the green one)
SKF-KITB-46K (this is the black one)

There are usually lots of the green ones on ebay.

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Re: Fork seals
Reply #4 on: July 08, 2020, 11:27:04 AM
Thanks for your replies, i will be checking the bushes when i pull it apart, i also think as i do a lot of dirt tracks the oil gets hot and expands excessively, so thinking filling with a little less oil

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Re: Fork seals
Reply #5 on: July 08, 2020, 04:51:20 PM
Do not reduce the amount of oil in your forks, this has a direct effect on dampening and function of the suspension. Very bad idea! :005:

 


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