95' Ty fork seals

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95' Ty fork seals

Postby Shawn James » Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:05 pm

Hi all, got a problem with the forks on my ty always going thru seals on a regluar basis, like three to four times a year.
i've trird genuine and non genuine seals and no change.
is there hope out there ?
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Re: 95' Ty fork seals

Postby David Lahey » Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:37 pm

Both fork tubes or just one?
Leaking around seal seat or past lips?
Seal staying in place or moving?
Damage to surface of tubes?
Unusual type of fork oil?
Too much fork oil?
How much riding is 1/4 of a year?
Is it a TY250Z?
Are they standard forks?


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Re: 95' Ty fork seals

Postby Shawn James » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:16 pm

Hi David,
Sorry about the late reply, been a fair few thing happening in the last month.
Yes both fork seals, not both at the same time tho
yes around the seal itself
yes the seals are in place
no the tubes are fine
running a 5 weight oil
amount to spec as per manual
less than once a month use
yes its a tyz
yes there standard.
i hope this will do!
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Re: 95' Ty fork seals

Postby David Lahey » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:05 pm

Shawn - the genuine fork seals you tried. What did they have written on them and what was written on the aftermarket seals you tried?


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Re: 95' Ty fork seals

Postby sybella » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:42 am

Shawn, the quick easy solution is to remove the small springs out of the fork seal and reduce the length of them by 3 mm's, then replace back in fork seal. It is a bit tricky to find the joint in the spring. Cut the female side of the joiner. Hope this helps.



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Re: 95' Ty fork seals

Postby Shawn James » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:23 am

David, i'm not sure, if you mean size numbers, the first few times it was just ask over the counter, quoted make and model they pulled them off the shelf for him.
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Re: 95' Ty fork seals

Postby David Lahey » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:56 am

No I mean what brands were the seals markeds with.


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Re: 95' Ty fork seals

Postby Shawn James » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:58 pm

I cant rightly remember, some were factory and others non factory.
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