Grande Forks

I need to strip the paint off the forks and was thinking about pulling the springs, buffers ,and seals. Should I use axle grease when I reassemble?

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Okay, pulled tubes and one of the seals is rolled. I pressed it back but it's split. Parts book shows part no. Only no size . Found seals at Athena site, no Grande shown. Can I just leave it as is? Or will it pump grease? I Musta done it when pulling the tube, as no oil or grease on the forks.. bummer

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You have to know that anything you expect that seal to hold is going to be in a rag before long .

If all else fails , pull the seal and measure it . ID, OD & Width/Thickness .

Search using those #s . You'll find new seals soon enough .

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Thanks for the tip PD. Will do

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Terbo Speghetti /

I've bought seals for grande forks. But I'll be damned if I could install em

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> Terbo Speghetti Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> I've bought seals for grande forks. But I'll be damned if I could

> install em

Were you drunk or ???

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What's the problem Terbo? Hey! Could you measure and send ID & OD?

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So I picked out the seal in pieces could still read the numbers 28x40x7.

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So, my years of watching detective shows paid off. I forensically reconstructed the formally massacred oil seal. By finding a unmolested outer piece 7mm I rolled out to 40mm. OD By powers of deduction, I concluded the ID at 28mm. Also I found the numbers still visible when I tilted it to the sun.. ;)

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Fork seals are really really easy to install. Nice detective work, throw that in the wiki!

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Thanks Nick! Lotta moped thieving your way man! Keep your head on a swivel!

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So Nick, finally got the seals and like Terbo said this are MFers to set. Bad enough picking them out piece by piece. Any tips? I thinking of tapping them in with a socket maybe?

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Yep,yep, 3in One oil, rubber mallet, and a socket! Shoulda put the seals in before I primerd the forks. Should I let the oil dry, sand, and primer again?

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