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Post  HEHORE on Thu Sep 05 2013, 01:32

As some of you are aware I recently decided to have my calipers resealed  due to them being seized for a few months , well gotta say the calipers are brill , only down side , my fork seals !!!!!  Where I haven't used the front brakes properly in over 6 months , they now work like new.  Whilst testing them I grabbed a hand full to make sure all was good , stopped perfectly , looked to make sure there are no leaks from bleed nipples and such.  To find I have now blown the fork seals due to there lack of use !!!! Bikes seeing the doc tomorrow and I'll be £90 worse off


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Post  Rosco on Thu Sep 05 2013, 07:18

Oh for fork sake.

They are expensive consumables when you add the labour.
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Post  ellie on Thu Sep 05 2013, 07:28

Sounds like you need to see the doc too for your pain in the bum!
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Post  stretchie_ on Thu Sep 05 2013, 10:28

£90 does sound too bad to be honest, it can be a right pain in the 'arris getting the new seals seated, also, on the plus side, you'll have new fork oil in there so a decent refresh for the front end, can you specify what weight of fork oil you want in there?

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Post  HEHORE on Thu Sep 05 2013, 18:08

Yea cam ask for what oil you want I got 10w in there now so hopefully improve it abit
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Post  HEHORE on Fri Sep 13 2013, 00:06

Well even more bad news , since getting my forks done last Thursday I went for a spin on Sunday, it felt amazing , until I got a really loud blowing noise and a metallic rattle from my down pipes , turns out pipe 2 from left has worked it's way loose and no longer being held in place , taken a look today and the studs have worked loose , I tried to tighten them up but there way too rusty ( can fit a 9mm socket on 10mm nut and it just spins) spoken to mechanic , looking at about £35 parts (8 new studs and nuts + gaskets) and anywhere between one and four hours labour at £33 p/h , all depends on how many snap whilst trying to remove them, upside my pipes are good and don't need replacing.
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Itbwas a real pain in the bum having never removed the air box bits on the sides, so I sat and struggled to undo the clips at the front , whilst squeezing my hands into the small gaps I got them off , and the realised if I undo two screws under the intake the small bit of fairing comes out and gives easy access to the clips!
But by removing it all myself it saves me an hours labour
Sorry about my moans , hopefully this is my last problem for a while.
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Post  Tee-Forty on Fri Sep 13 2013, 04:02

If you can get some stainless steel studs and nuts, I would choose that option.
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