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post #1 of 10 Old 07-25-2012, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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Fork Seals

I purchased a 2005 Wee as a project bike. I'm trying to get it in good mechanical condition. I noticed that the fork dust seals have small cracks in them so I figured I would just rebuild the forks. Does anyone know of a good aftermarket rebuild kit for the stock forks???? or do I just need to order each individual OEM part??
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-25-2012, 01:30 AM
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My suggestion would be to check with SV Racing parts, or go to Race Tech for one of their complete kits.

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The fork seals are cheap as from fleabay but if you are looking to rebuild, you will prolly want some new valving and perhaps some new bushes.

I did mine for $270 Aud form fleabay and buying the gold valves from race-tech
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I purchased a 2005 Wee as a project bike. I'm trying to get it in good mechanical condition. I noticed that the fork dust seals have small cracks in them so I figured I would just rebuild the forks. Does anyone know of a good aftermarket rebuild kit for the stock forks???? or do I just need to order each individual OEM part??
This article may help you out a little bit: http://blacklabadventures.com/2012/0...nt-fork-seals/

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I've learned the hard way to not waste time and money with aftermarket fork seals.

It's very unlikely that anything inside the forks is damaged or worn -- just replace the seals and dust seals with fresh bits from Suzuki.

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It's very unlikely that anything inside the forks is damaged or worn -- just replace the seals and dust seals with fresh bits from Suzuki.
I would have totally agreed with you up until a couple of weeks ago. I did a complete fork overhaul on my 30,000 mile TLS suspension, and ordered new bushings just because. Dang glad I did. The teflon coating was going away and there was just a miniscule of play developing in the tubes vs sliders. They would not have lasted another 30,000 miles with just a fluid and seal change. I have never encountered bushings wearing out this fast before. I wonder if quality is going downhill with the new oem parts.

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This article may help you out a little bit: Replacing Front Fork Oil Seals Black Lab Adventures
Thanks Blacklab that will be very helpful info
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I've learned the hard way to not waste time and money with aftermarket fork seals.

It's very unlikely that anything inside the forks is damaged or worn -- just replace the seals and dust seals with fresh bits from Suzuki.
Exactly my findings on aftermarket seals.
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I went with the OEM seals.
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All Balls stuff have always been good for me and cheap.
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