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PostSubject: Stelvio Fork Seals    Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:09 am

Shit bugger poop bum. 1st day into a week long trip , Both fork seals are shot. Pissing oil down over the brake calipers.  Have I ever mentioned just how rough our roads are in Queensland. The Stelvio suspension soaks up the motorcross track we call highways extremely well, but 8 hours of shit roads today was the last straw I guess.
Was planning a visit to see Pete anyway. Probably Monday arvo or Tuesday morning. Is this something that can be sorted in your shop Pete ? I'll call you at a decent hour in the morning,
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:29 am

Well, that totally sucks Ron.
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:56 am

Order a set of HH pads as well, them be fooked.
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:17 am

Try a 'Seal Saver' type thingy on it. It probably won't work for shit but it's worth a try.

If you make it down here we can swap the recently rebuilt units out of the 'Turdio' onto it to get you home and we can swap 'em out again when I come up later this year.

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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:26 am

Wait...what?

Isn't the Stelvio supposed to eat up shite roads?

I think it was just the seal's time to die, bless their non-exitant polymer hearts.



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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:33 am

beetle wrote:
Wait...what?

Isn't the Stelvio supposed to eat up shite roads?

I think it was just the seal's time to die, bless their non-exitant polymer hearts.



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If I'm honest, they have been weeping a tiny bit for a while. I kept telling myself, I'll do it after this next ride. Well shit, I didn't make it.
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:29 am

The 5th Law of Thermodynamics:

Do it immediately or you're fucked.


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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:37 am

Sealmate is the tool to try - about $12 bucks at M/C shops. Should only take 1/2 an hour to get them "ungunked" - maybe it'll help...
Need to pull the dust seals and then clean out the real fork seals. Worked fine on mine but then again mine wasn't as bad as yours are Ron.
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:55 am

No need to buy one, you can make one out of a plastic ice cream lid..or similar.

Worked for me until seals completely gave up.


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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:12 pm

I'll give it s go. Temporary fix

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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:39 pm

McGivered up a seal tool , job done ✅Took 10 mins.

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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:32 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:42 pm

May not have healed it completely, but seems to have slowed it up a bit. Maybe there's no oil left Shocked Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:49 pm

Most likely. lol
It's like British cars... if they don't leak oil, some is definitely wrong with them. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:35 pm

650 kms yesterday, very little excreting down the legs. I will call it healed up Thumbs Up
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:01 pm

Win! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:00 pm

Another 300 kms today so far. Still good. Young to Echuca today for a beer or three.
Pete, I should be over Monday , can I buy you and Jude dinner somewhere. I'll get a room at the Royal
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:48 pm

Is it just you or do you have your lovely missus on board? If just yerself we have bed. If the pair of you I'd suggest the Carrington as out spare room with a double has my youngest son cluttering it up Rolling Eyes .

Jude won't be here, she has to be in Melboring on Monday night so if it's just the two of us we can go out and bay at the moon and in other ways act up. cheers

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PS. Good for you to drop in as I have an idea I want to run past you WRT front main bearings on the 8V.

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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:42 am

Just me Pete. I forgot my Goat leggings, can I borrow yours Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:47 am

I will make sure they are moist and? Inviting.......
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio Fork Seals    Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:57 pm

Ugh, now one side of mine (GRiSO) is leaking. Very low miles (8K-ish) so I am going to try the plastic trick.  Wish me luck!
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