KLR650 Triple tree bearing

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  1. wowsers

    wowsers F8 & b there

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    I own a 2008 KLR650 and the lower triple tree bearing was toast so I ordered a set from ALLBALLS racing. I noticed that the bottom seal does not fit flush against the bottom of the triple tree like the oem seal did, I installed the bearing and seal today anyway and there is a 1/8 of an inch gap between the bottom of the seal to the triple tree. Is this normal or did I get a bad seal?

    Any of you guys experienced this situation with these aftermarket seals?
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  2. redneckdan

    redneckdan Hold my beer & watch this

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    Had the same problem with my wife's klr 250. I ordered a set of factory seals. When you get that far, you'll notice the top seal in the all balls kit ain't even friggin close to working properly. I was not impressed.:huh
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  3. wowsers

    wowsers F8 & b there

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    After sending a photo of the bearing and seal assembly to ALLBALLS racing, they said that this was the way that their seal was intended to be installed so I went ahead and put all that together and everything is fine.:clap
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