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post #1 of 7 Old 09-11-2016, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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DR650 fork seals in DL650?

I did some Googling. It appears the DR650 and DL650 share fork tube sizes -- 43mm.

I'm in the process of doing a seal change on my V-Strom. I had bought the "Fork Solution Kit" from ProCycle a couple years ago and it included seals, which I didn't use at the time since mine were still good. So I tore everything apart today to do the job knowing I had seals.

Well turns out they're THE WRONG F'ING SIZE. I have a set of 41mm seals here that don't go to any bike I've ever owned. The only other set of fork seals I have here are for my DR650. They're 43mm. Would they work? If not, I'm screwed because it'll be several days before I can get the right size. Naturally it's Sunday and all the shops are closed, not like the local dealer would even bother stocking such a thing.

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-11-2016, 02:28 PM
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There is more to seal size than inner diameter. Suzuki parts lists cross reference different models. Glee seals are unique according to Suzuki 51553-47H00 - OIL SEAL : MRCycles

The DR650 shares seals with the RM series. Suzuki 51153-14330 - OIL SEAL : MRCycles

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Just changed my (2012ABS) seals and dust wipers with the Moose Racing 56 133 1
1 day delivery at my local dealer acouple sites say these do not fit the Glee but they did. The dust seals were a little tighter than the old OEM
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Thanks greywolf... I figured that was the case when the outer diameter was off by about 1mm. I ended up thoroughly cleaning the old seals and reusing them because I HAD to have the bike done today lest I have issues with where I live. So far, it seems to be holding up okay.

Meanwhile, I will order up a proper set of seals for when it inevitably starts leaking again sometime down the road (no pun intended).

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I installed gaiters over fork tubes on any bike I owned that doesn't come with gaiters ever since I had a fork seal leak on a Can-Am 175TNT. I never had a seal leak after that. Keep the fork tubes free of stone chips and dried bug parts and forget about seal problems.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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I installed gaiters over fork tubes on any bike I owned that doesn't come with gaiters ever since I had a fork seal leak on a Can-Am 175TNT. I never had a seal leak after that. Keep the fork tubes free of stone chips and dried bug parts and forget about seal problems.
That's a good tip. Can you recommend where to get them?

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Google gaiters site:stromtrooper.com

There are a ridiculous number of possibilities. I used Rancho RS1952 shock boots.
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Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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