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Posted 22 June 2016 - 08:30 AM

just wondering how often you guys are going through seals? I bought a new yz and have about 8-10 hours on it and one of the seals is leaking like crazy. I've seal wiped it and its still awful. I also had my old 250 and my 450 gush in the last year. seems like once a year I'm doing seals in all of them. i ride one or 2 times a week; woods moto etc, dry sandy muddy all of it, the bike is transported in a pick up and I use a fork wedge to eliminate bouncing. also it seems to always be the non brake side
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Posted 22 June 2016 - 10:02 AM

View Postslopoke, on 22 June 2016 - 08:30 AM, said:

just wondering how often you guys are going through seals? I bought a new yz and have about 8-10 hours on it and one of the seals is leaking like crazy. I've seal wiped it and its still awful. I also had my old 250 and my 450 gush in the last year. seems like once a year I'm doing seals in all of them. i ride one or 2 times a week; woods moto etc, dry sandy muddy all of it, the bike is transported in a pick up
and I use a fork wedge to eliminate bouncing. also it seems to always be the non brake side


Ive been riding the same YZ since 02. The fork seals have been replaced once, and that was probably 3 or 4 years ago. Maybe Im just lucky, Idk.
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Posted 22 June 2016 - 12:07 PM

Slopoke: Tommy recommended these to me to prevent mud killing the seals. he also used SKF seals when he changed them for me this time. SKF Mud Scraper
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Posted 22 June 2016 - 12:13 PM

I heard if you install the seals upside down they work better
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Posted 22 June 2016 - 12:20 PM

View PostJVS, on 22 June 2016 - 12:13 PM, said:

I heard if you install the seals upside down they work better

seals are overrated anyways
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Posted 22 June 2016 - 01:11 PM

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Slopoke: Tommy recommended these to me to prevent mud killing the seals. he also used SKF seals when he changed them for me this time. SKF Mud Scraper


interesting. i did use the lizard skin covers for a couple of years and I kinda think they helped but they wore out and seemed like after awhile they were just trapping mud
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Posted 22 June 2016 - 02:10 PM

I was talking to him about the Neoprene fork covers and this is what he recommended instead. I'm ordering a set today so I can make sure and have them on for when I can go get Dirty again.
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Posted 22 June 2016 - 02:37 PM

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I was talking to him about the Neoprene fork covers and this is what he recommended instead. I'm ordering a set today so I can make sure and have them on for when I can go get Dirty again.


and then we are going to meadow valley or Arkansas
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Posted 23 June 2016 - 07:56 AM

I think part of it is transporting it and air pressure build up. I think I'm going to pop a set of these on. anyone have experience?

http://www.motosport...ha;yz250fx;2015
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Posted 23 June 2016 - 09:58 AM

View Postslopoke, on 23 June 2016 - 07:56 AM, said:

I think part of it is transporting it and air pressure build up. I think I'm going to pop a set of these on. anyone have experience?

http://www.motosport...ha;yz250fx;2015


I got a set of those. Never noticed enough pressure to blow out after transporting. They usually help if I do a quick rough section then rest. Over time the pressure will dissapate on it's own. These just clear out on demand.

Fyi I have witnessed sandy trail rides take out seals too. After a andrews run 3 of us had to do seal repair. We noticed it before we loaded up.
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Posted 23 June 2016 - 11:20 AM

View Postslopoke, on 22 June 2016 - 02:37 PM, said:

and then we are going to meadow valley or Arkansas

I'm definitely in for this. I do need to hit up a tamer spot a couple times to get my dirt feet under me again.
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Posted 23 June 2016 - 11:21 AM

My suspension guy hates the pressure release deals because they can suck in dirt and water. He saw them on my 450 and told me I need to pull them before I end up with forks seals puking. I need to find my stock bolts back... :(
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