Maya's LHS Fork Seal leaking On The SE

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Two Moto Kiwis, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Ramv

    Ramv Been here awhile

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    Not sure you have the quick bleeds or have tried them, but I use them all the time on my SE and they are great. You can feel the suspension load up after a lot of whoops and you can bleed it back down. Obviously the oil gets thinner but I find the fork gets stiffer during a severe workout.
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  2. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Haven't yet, in Mexico City now, Garry says there is one shop here which sells motocross stuff so we will try them, next best thing is to order out of the US and get them sent ahead of us, trouble is to where for us?
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  3. Goggles Pizano

    Goggles Pizano I'll B right back,promise

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    Hey Andi, Scott in Reno here. I'm sure others will chime in but, an old motocross trick for a leaky seal was to put some rubbing alcohol in thru the bleeder. The rubber should swell slightly and reduce the leakage. I would suspect that 1 oz would be plenty.. give it some thought.

    good luck,
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    Scott
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  4. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Heya Scott .. maybe I shoulda given you this one and taken yours :evil :rofl

    .... I have some nice whiskey ...... b u t ... you sure that will work as that is getting close to alcohol abuse :D

    Will buy some clean alcohol today, LHS stanchion does have some small rail tracks so will get some superfine wet and dry if I can as well.
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  5. charlie264

    charlie264 Long timer

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    Not sure but I expect as rotary oil seals are no longer made of rubber...alcohol...

    YouÂ’re looking for pits; longitudinal slide marks are not really an issue, sound like you need to do a seal job.
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  6. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    You may be right, will do the easy stuff first, have to rotate the forks slightly for the bleeders anyway.

    Need to find some 6 ft jumps in Mexico City Centro to try them out :rofl
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