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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-19-2010, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Ok I need to replace the fork seals on my 02 750 and was wondering if anyone had used the leak proof seals that are listed on cheapcycleparts.com. the link is http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/produ...oof-fork-seals

I would prefer to use these since they are not made out of rubber and would last longer but I want to make sure that they will work before I order them. I am also wondering if they include all four seals or if I will need to get another set.
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Ok I need to replace the fork seals on my 02 750 and was wondering if anyone had used the leak proof seals that are listed on cheapcycleparts.com. the link is http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/produ...oof-fork-seals

I would prefer to use these since they are not made out of rubber and would last longer but I want to make sure that they will work before I order them. I am also wondering if they include all four seals or if I will need to get another set.
Cant' see why they wouldn't work, the idea behind them makes sense. Make sure that you fork tubes are smooth as burrs and nicks will ruin any seal.

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The leak proof ones suck! I had some put on by a bike shop and they lasted only 100 miles before BOTH were leaking. Go with a factory or a better brand. The money you spend isn't that much more and you won't have to replace them again soon. The bike shop went good on mine and I told them I would pay the extra if needed for the better brand seals. I have 8000 miles on since and no problems.

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ok thanks guys I have one front fork leaking a little and it is causing my front tire to wear out uneven. I will go back with the kawi parts.
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I bought this set of oil and dust seals from Pyramid about a year ago.
How do these rate compared to Ma Kawi`s fork seals?
Should I put them on, or get new ones from the stealer?
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ok thanks guys I have one front fork leaking a little and it is causing my front tire to wear out uneven. I will go back with the kawi parts.
I wouldn't blame a leaking seal for tire wear. The tires wear more on the left of center due to the crown of the road. If it is cupping it could be a balance issue. However you should still replace the fork seals.

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I bought this set of oil and dust seals from Pyramid about a year ago.
How do these rate compared to Ma Kawi`s fork seals?
Should I put them on, or get new ones from the stealer?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kawas...Q5fAccessories
those are the ones I put on they are the same manufacturer as the factory seals just in different packaging


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