Monday, 15 November 2010

Front fork seals replace and how to fit back

I have no pictures to show the fork seals as I dropped the forks off to Pat my mechanic friend who took them apart and replaced the seals.
He did mention that it would have been advisable to replace the weather seals at the same time. These stop water and dirt from the main seals so should be changed. Also when putting the bike back together the workshop manual shows to put them back with measuring from the middle of the spindle to under the lower fork brace. I have set them back as the previous picture where the three rings are. This is only a few millimetres off the original advice. Also when putting the forks back in to the bike I forgot to make sure the braided hoses were routed correctly. I had to dismantle the forks again so hope you do not make the same mistake.