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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-25-2014, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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Fork Seal/Dust Seal

Hey guys, I've been searching the forums and the internet... but where in the heck can I get some dust seals for this bike? I can't seem to find any. Would also like to know some reputable replacements and what you guys use. Thanks!
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I avoided the Kawi shop, and they can be hard to find elsewhere. But I have seen some on Ebay over the past couple of weeks.

I'm replacing my upper fork tubes and decided to reuse the dust seals, got the oil seals from Ebay cheap.

Somewhere I posted some info on some bikes that will interchange, with the oil seal size.

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Here's a few, you might find more with a different search:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KAWASAKI-VUL...4fc079&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw...0063&_from=R40

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Thanks man, I appreciate it. Sheesh! 33 bucks!
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The dust seals seem to be pricey, but if you watch they show up lower at times. That first link is four seals, so roughly $8 each.

Think my oil seals were $8.99/pair.

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Found a set of seals and covers for like $18 on amazon bud

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Yeah, I checked Amazon out, just wasn't particularly sure about quality/fitment/etc., just wondered what you guys had to say about it all.
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Search for dust seals for Showa forks....thats what they are....easier to find that way, lol....some Harley Sportsters had the same ones....many other Jap bikes used em....38mm I believe ?...

Dont ever search Vulcan specific....ie....our carb is a 34mm Keihin CVK...over 150 different vehicles use the same....perhaps just not siamesed like ours...internals are the same....



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Just finished installing the Pyramid aftermarkets on 2 bikes. They seal perfectly if you face them both the right direction I think maybe they're relabeled... there's a reference number on the fork seal. They work great though. I mixed 30w and 10w to get straight 20w oil with super high zinc content, non-detergent.

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Yer mix should be interesting....let us know.....Ive only used Bel-Ray in forks except for a short period (10 yrs) when I was less than dirt poor, lol....and then, I was using ATF....



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