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So ive blown out my fork oil seals.... what next?

Old 04-17-2006, 05:43 PM
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So ive blown out my fork oil seals.... what next?

well i may of landed a little to hard on my poor hawk the other day cause now shes spewing oil out of the right fork. Ive never done fork seals before and am a little worried about doing them with no experience. Im 6'5 and weigh 250, The stock suspension seems really soft for me. What would my best bet be just to stiffen up the ride and keep from blowing seals. Im not worried about to much adjustability, just less bottoming out and the ability to wheely without blowing seals. Any help you guys can give me would be great. Im looking for information on how much oil, weight, and springs or valving for a relatively inexpensive way to keep from pulling the forks for new seals every few months.
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Re: So ive blown out my fork oil seals.... what next?

Start reading up on it here:
http://racetech.com/SubMenu.asp?cMen...howPage=street
(see the street product search)
Use the spring calculator here:
http://www.racetech.com/evalving/eng...ngname=english

More info here:
https://www.superhawkforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2144
and here:
http://www.kamware.com/vtr1000f/forks1.htm

I have other links at home with more info. Will post up when I get off work if you are interested in doing it yourself.

OR you could just send your forks off to a specialist like Marcus McBaine http://www.kamware.com/vtr1000f/forks1.htm
or Jim Campora http://www.raceworxusa.com/
These two guys are highly recommended in Texas.
They are pretty busy now that it is race season.
There are many others across the USA
Just pick a highly recommeded one.
One of the guys here had problems with his fork job when he took it to the local motorcycle shop.

You're probably gonna need a complete rebuild & checkout of your stock forks....esp if your'e a 250 lb wheelie king ! (that's hard on the equipment)
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