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post #1 of 2 Old 03-30-2011, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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Wee fork seal replacement- what needs to be replaced?

Hi all,

Both forks on my buddy's '04 Wee with 47K miles are leaking pretty badly. We've tried cleaning them out with a Sealsaver, but they're still leaking so it looks like the seals need to be replaced.

I've read through Black Lab's excellent "how-to" on doing this, and am comfortable that I understand the procedure, but I have a question on what exactly needs to be replaced.

In this diagram, do we need to replace parts 5-10?

OEM Parts Suzuki V-Strom (DL650) 2004 FRONT DAMPER - Cheap Cycle Parts

...or can we replace just the fork seals and dust seals? My buddy is a little tight on cash, but we obviously don't want to have to tear the forks apart a second time, or risk damaging the fork tube by not replacing the bushings. He doesn't want to replace parts that don't need to be replaced, but also doesn't want to be "penny wise and pound foolish."

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You can go ahead and just replace the fork seals. Some aftermarket kits also include the dust seal as well. Otherwise order parts #6 and #8.

The manual also shows you how to measure the fork oil level @ 143mm, but it also states it holds 524ml. As long as you have completely emptied all the oil, that will work for you.

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