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wanted gen 1 thou front forks
« on: 04 July 2016, 06:32:49 PM »
After a quick blast yesterday I noticed ive blown another fork seal,3 in 12 months  :'(

so iam after some replacement forks, any of you sporty foccers who have done th R1 upgrade want to sell your standard forks ?
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Re: wanted gen 1 thou front forks
« Reply #1 on: 04 July 2016, 10:06:19 PM »
I've had the same problem Red. First couple of times I put it down to having used pattern seals. Last time around i ordered Yamaha seals. Thus far they've been fine, done probably 300 miles or more, some of them on a track day. noticed yesterday that the same seal is now, once again, causing a slight misting on the stanchion.
Probably going to have to get the forks re finished over the winter. 😔

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Re: wanted gen 1 thou front forks
« Reply #2 on: 05 July 2016, 06:34:09 AM »
Hi skidt.....yep.i used pattern ones as well, used the same make seals in my 600 and thou at roughly the same time, no problems with the 600, if I dont get any fork offers on here I'll do the same as you and fit yammy ones, cant see any obvious damage/wear to the stanchions so it might solve my problem.....cheers for your reply   :thumbup
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Re: wanted gen 1 thou front forks
« Reply #3 on: 05 July 2016, 11:09:27 AM »
Partfinder.co.uk is your best bet


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Re: wanted gen 1 thou front forks
« Reply #5 on: 06 July 2016, 08:52:40 PM »
Cheers dude/dazza......was going to drop into yammy dealer on the way home and order some seals, rode straight past  :rolleyes :lol......will try again tomorrow, if the genuine seals dont work I'll try partfinder...

using my 600 boxeye now, forgot how good these bikes are   :)
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Re: wanted gen 1 thou front forks
« Reply #6 on: 07 July 2016, 12:40:46 PM »
After a quick blast yesterday I noticed ive blown another fork seal,3 in 12 months  :'(

so iam after some replacement forks, any of you sporty foccers who have done th R1 upgrade want to sell your standard forks ?


I have a set, wasn't thinking of selling them but you never know if the price is right.

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Re: wanted gen 1 thou front forks
« Reply #7 on: 07 July 2016, 07:34:05 PM »
Hi karlo....ive ordered some genuine yammy fork seals today, if these dont work I'll be in touch and parhaps we can do a deal  ;).......cheers, really, really, really fast and red 98   :lol
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Re: wanted gen 1 thou front forks
« Reply #8 on: 30 July 2016, 08:52:32 PM »
How did you get on Red with the new Yamaha fork seals?
Unfortunately, after my trip down to Devon and back to have Mike work his "Full Monty" magic on mine, the newly replaced fork seal was pi**ing out and dribbling down the back of the fork leg.
Fazer now off the road until I can get the forks refinished. 😔

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Re: wanted gen 1 thou front forks
« Reply #9 on: 31 July 2016, 08:14:43 AM »
Hi skidt....sorry I should have updated......got some yammy seals and slightly thicker fork oil, fitted a couple of weeks ago and done approx 300 miles with no problems, thicker oil is a great upgrade, got an R6 shock on the back and seams to work well together  :thumbup....off out shortly and expect to do 250 milds today.....fingers crossed all will be good.

Yammy seals were a better more precise fit than the pattern ones and they do have a raisdd lip on the top for more seal area,think I paid £5/6 for pattern and £12 for yammy......definitely worth paying the extra....see how things go today 
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Re: wanted gen 1 thou front forks
« Reply #10 on: 31 July 2016, 10:06:34 PM »
Thanks for the update Red. Fingers crossed that they hold out for you. Wish mine had.  :(  Bit gutted about mine really. Can't see any obvious damage to the sliders to be causing the seal to fail.
Could be out enjoying Mike's magic. 😔

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Re: wanted gen 1 thou front forks
« Reply #11 on: 01 August 2016, 06:52:22 AM »
Morning skidt, pushing 500 miles now, lots of bumpy roads yesterday and still all good, my sliders look all good aswell just one small blemish which I smoothed over with a sharp blade......time will tell
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