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Carlsv8

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Gen 1 1000 fork seals
« on: 27 July 2017, 08:50:48 PM »
Need to do my fork seals, any makes to avoid or definitely buy. Also any tips, I've done fork seals before but not on a thou. so are there any 'challenges' or 'wish I'd bought one of those' tools.
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Re: Gen 1 1000 fork seals
« Reply #1 on: 27 July 2017, 09:32:44 PM »
Theres not a lot difference in price between pattern and genuine yamaha , ive fitted pattern before and had trouble , now have genuine yamaha and no problems....
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Re: Gen 1 1000 fork seals
« Reply #2 on: 28 July 2017, 07:10:58 AM »
Genuine every time for me learnt that lesson on various different Suzukies and on my XJR1300.

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Re: Gen 1 1000 fork seals
« Reply #3 on: 28 July 2017, 10:33:54 AM »
If, as I presume you have a leaky seal try a Sealmate tool first. I've used one three times on different bikes (including my present bike here in dusty Indonesia)and they all stipped leaking. You can also easily make a 'Sealmate'' yourself, old photographic negatives are just the right gauge, simply cut the plastic to mimic the Sealmate shape. Can save a lot of time and bother.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seal-Mate-Leaking-Seals-Affordable/dp/B0120G110Y

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Re: Gen 1 1000 fork seals
« Reply #4 on: 28 July 2017, 08:22:32 PM »
Thanks for the info Gents.
Already tried the seal mate plan and it still seeps, might give it another go before I start buying bits and bobs.

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Re: Gen 1 1000 fork seals
« Reply #5 on: 28 July 2017, 09:31:19 PM »
If the seal mate did not work, Check for small stone chips on the fork leg, rust around the seals or cracks in the dust caps which would allow dust/grit into the seals.

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Re: Gen 1 1000 fork seals
« Reply #6 on: 29 July 2017, 07:03:12 AM »
If the seal mate did not work, Check for small stone chips on the fork leg, rust around the seals or cracks in the dust caps which would allow dust/grit into the seals.
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