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250F Fork seal already!

Mar 18, 2001
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#1
Damn thing, I've only done about 10 hours on it and the right fork seal is leaking!
If I am bottoming often can I ruin a seal?
Will more oil make the fork stiffer?
How should I stop the fork from bottoming?
I've dialled the dampening up considerably

Cheers
Simmo
 
Nov 4, 2000
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#2
Originally posted by Simmo:
Damn thing, I've only done about 10 hours on it and the right fork seal is leaking!
If I am bottoming often can I ruin a seal?
Will more oil make the fork stiffer?
How should I stop the fork from bottoming?
I've dialled the dampening up considerably

Cheers
Simmo
Sometimes, yes, and stiffer springs/ higher fork oil level/stiffer compression settings ( or a combo if one does not work)
 
Mar 18, 2001
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#3
"dont worry man...my 01' YZ426 started leaking after 10-15 hrs! Just get a film negative and slide it inbetween the seal and the inner tube, and rotate it around 1-2 times and when your done with that remove the excess grit w/contact cleaner! Do you know how to do this little trick?"
Garrett

I have read about it but haven't tried it, I will.

thanks
Simmo
 



Jul 7, 2000
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#4
Yes that trick will probably do it. Make sure to lift the dust seals though you want to get to the seals themselves. Also check your tubes for nicks if any are found rub them out with fine emory cloth.
 

Jeremy Wilkey

Owner, MX-Tech
Jan 28, 2000
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#6
Seals are allwaya about dirt.. Your habits of washing the bike have everything to do with the problem! Try looking up an old string.. Urban Forklore...

Jer