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?
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
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 .
Thanks for the tip PD. Will do
I've bought seals for grande forks. But I'll be damned if I could install em
> Terbo Speghetti Wrote:
> I've bought seals for grande forks. But I'll be damned if I could
> install em
Were you drunk or ???
What's the problem Terbo? Hey! Could you measure and send ID & OD?
So I picked out the seal in pieces could still read the numbers 28x40x7.
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.. ;)
Fork seals are really really easy to install. Nice detective work, throw that in the wiki!
Thanks Nick! Lotta moped thieving your way man! Keep your head on a swivel!
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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