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Old 12-30-2012, 09:05 PM   #31
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This discussion is right up there with the ones on the Scott Oiler and Dynabeads.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:12 PM   #32
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I like the gaiters on USD Forks. I had some crap get in my seal on the XChallenge and started leaking. I cleaned the gunk out and put on some full length gaiters from Tourtech and had no more problems in 10,000 miles.
I put a set on my WR 250 R and have about 7,000 miles on it with no fork issues.
I have not installed any gaiters on my F 800 yet. If I have any problems I will.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:07 AM   #33
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The trick is to get FULL length neoprene sleeves, that go from the upper tube all the way down to the bottom of the chrome lower tube. If they are securely mounted then dirt or mud will simply not get in. You just have to make sure that they do not limit fork travel by bunching up too much at full compression.

Colebatch has over 60.000 kms, most of it off road and with plenty of mud, on the same set of fork seals on his USD forks. Others who rode the same tracks without sleeves had leaking seals many times, requiring replacements often.

For seal cleaning (not always a solution), the Risk Racing Seal Doctor is great though.

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