Does Seal Mate Work motorcycle?
Seal Mate Works On ANY Motorcycle.
What is a fork seal driver?
Fork seal driver tool is specially designed for dust seal installation on the suspension forks. The drivers are designed to use the forks bushing as a guide, eliminating crocked seal installation, and ensuring perfect fit of the seal.
What is a fork seal?
Then, there’s the actual fork seal. This is a small circular ring that attaches to the bottom of the fork tube to keep the oil inside of the tube while you’re riding. Without this fork seal properly secured, your fork will leak that oil down the fork tube, and potentially onto your brake rotor and brake pads.
Does seal mate actually work?
Summary: We guarantee Seal Mate will work on your leaking fork seals or your money back. We provide this guarantee so there is no risk to you, but there are times that forks or seals are beyond the point of being fixed with Seal Mate.
What causes motorcycle fork seals to leak?
Fork seals leak from normal wear and tear, age, and debris getting into the seals. Imperfections and nicks in the chrome can also make your fork seals leak. However, the majority of the time your fork seals are leaking it’s simply because debris is caught in the seal holding it open and allowing fork oil to sneak by.
Do you need Fox seal driver?
No need for a Fox driver on the 34 or any Fox fork for that matter. Small to medium sized socket on a small/medium socket wrench will allow you to set any seal. Just carefully work the socket around the edge of the seal to set it in the lowers. You can easily do it without much force or folding the seal lip.
How much do fork seals cost to replace?
Approximate Total Cost: $50 – $200 + 3-6 Hours of work If your relatively handy and feel up to the task of replacing your own fork seals than this is what you would be looking to spend in both time and parts cost. All prices will depend on what kind of motorcycle and forks you have.
Can you ride with leaky fork seals?
It’s fine. People ride dirtbikes with leaky forks all the time, and the front suspension is working way harder than a road bike.
Is replacing fork seals hard?
Replacing your fork seals is an easy enough job if you know a few tricks. The first step to any DIY job is to do a little research and get all the parts you’ll need for the job. You’ll at least need the new seals and fork oil but should also consider wipers, bushings and any seals or o-rings for the caps.
How do you tell if your fork seals are leaking?
A trick to help you tell if your fork seals are leaking is to take a clean cloth and wipe the lower part of the forks. Once both the forks are clean, take your bike out for a quick spin. If you notice oil or grime around the forks at the end of your ride, there’s a good chance that the fork seals need to be replaced.
How long should motorcycle fork seals last?
While every two years would be ideal, assuming they have no problems, every three to four years (unless you’re on track or riding an awful lot) should be fine.
Can I change fork seals without disassembly?
Yes. Pull the bolt out that secures the cartridge to the lower fork leg and the forks will come apart. Put a seal in with a split type fork seal driver. Then you pull the cap and separate from cartridge to pull the spring to set the fork oil level.
How long does it take to replace fork seals?
How long should this take on average? If you have the right tools, and the parts are in good condition, it should take no more than 2 hours. Patience is the key to have a clean fork tube before reinstallation.
What is fork oil in bike?
Fork oil is a lubricant that is used inside the tubes of conventional front forks on a motorcycle. Each motorcycle brand has its own specifications for the grade of oil to be used in a particular model, as well as the amount. Each leg of the fork needs to have the oil changed or replaced periodically.
What tools do you need to change fork seals?
Be sure you have the proper tools and a clean work space before you begin. Specialty suspension tools are readily available online. 47mm ProX fork seal kit. Torque wrench (recommended from a reputable company for accuracy) Socket wrench (3/8 drive) 8mm socket or 8mm T-handle wrench. 10mm socket or 10mm T-handle wrench.
How much does it cost to service motorcycle forks?
Forks* Service Price Replace fork seals/oil (on bike) From $260 + parts Replace fork seals/oil (loose forks) From $195 + parts Replace springs & new spacers (loose) From $260 inc parts Re valve & re spring forks (on bike) From $580 inc parts.
Are fork seals universal?
The Race Tech and the Tusk fork seals are exactly the same. They are made by the same manufacturer and are identical. I know, as I bought both brands at the same time. The Tusk are packaged differently which means you don’t get the Race Tech sticker.
How do you use a fork seal bullet?
When it’s time to install a new fork seal on forks, all you need to do is slide on the seal bullet first. The seal goes right over the bullet and onto the fork, avoiding the bushing groove altogether.
How often should motorcycle fork oil be changed?
Refreshing your fork oil should be part of your yearly motorcycle maintenance schedule. You change your bike’s engine oil regularly, but when was the last time you changed your fork oil? The oil in your fork loses lubricity, gets dirty, and should be changed every 10,000 miles or once a year.