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Offline ronaldo

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Front forks
« on: March 23, 2021, 08:22:45 AM »



Front forks tiger 2013 guys I've ordered new dust seals from sealbuddy why do they look so different have they sent me the correct ones or are these the newer better ones

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Re: Front forks
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2021, 09:16:19 AM »
That's the way they are now. Nothing to worry about. I think the spring gives better lip contact preventing muck entering.
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Re: Front forks
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2021, 04:06:32 PM »
The one in your hand is what the ones I installed last March look like.

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Re: Front forks
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2021, 04:27:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by ronaldo [+]
... have they sent me the correct ones or are these the newer better ones

Yes, I have exactly the same sat here waiting to be fitted and they're Triumph ones. My XRt has the same as your old ones and I prefer that the new were as the old ones. It makes no sense to me to put the garter spring on the outside subject to be possible damage and snapping off and then the dust seal without that tension no longer being as effective as it should be.
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Re: Front forks
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2021, 05:34:13 PM »
Yep - can confirm. The last 2 that I've done (2007 Ninja and 1986 Yamaha XT) the old ones did not have the spring and the new ones did.

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Re: Front forks
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2021, 10:14:30 PM »
Thanks guys for input as you say bit silly having the spring open to the elements

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Re: Front forks
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2021, 10:18:24 PM »
Ps.. I also changed the oil seals and didn't have a seal driver so been a mechanical engineer and made sence to me to use insulating tape as seen on the you tube worked a charm

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Re: Front forks
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2021, 10:51:43 PM »
Nice - I used 1.5" PVC, perfect size for both sets of forks. Worked better than my "fork seal tool".
« Last Edit: March 23, 2021, 10:56:02 PM by bitmanglr »

 


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