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Old May 7th, 2013, 07:31 PM   #16
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Get a GoPro with a head mount, put on your head and do the video. Then the video will pretty much show what you see.
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Its still to far away, you can't see the details. The devil's in the details, how to get the c clip off the oil seal for instance. You can barely see it with your own eyes, let alone a distant camera, let a lone a wide-angle go pro.

Plus, there is a feeling to everything, which is hard to translate into a camera.

Anyway, I'll be doing a staged video at some point. Where we take the whole day to pull apart a set of forks so I can show every single detail.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 12:28 PM   #18
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Yes, some Japanese bikes are very difficult to access the lower triple pinch bolts, but working on Ducati's is very easy in comparison.
I wouldn't call the bottom triple pinch bolts on the right side easy on an 848. Stupid radiator cap gets in the way.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 01:25 AM   #19
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I have one of these SealMates. I couldn't get it to work under the seal on the 1198S forks.

It is more used for dirtbikes I believe.
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I picked up a 2007 1098s with 5500 miles that had sat for two years with maybe 20 miles ridden in that two year period. font left fork seal was leaking like a siv. I spent all my coin on the bike and didnt have the left over to replace the seals so I tried that sealmate. It actualy worked, since using it I have not had a dribble out of those forks. Nocks on Wood.
just make sure to slide it up in an angeled and be sure the plastic is curved to the shock body or it wont fit and you will just crease it. I ordered two just to be sure.
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I picked up a 2007 1098s with 5500 miles that had sat for two years with maybe 20 miles ridden in that two year period. font left fork seal was leaking like a siv. I spent all my coin on the bike and didnt have the left over to replace the seals so I tried that sealmate. It actualy worked, since using it I have not had a dribble out of those forks. Nocks on Wood.
just make sure to slide it up in an angeled and be sure the plastic is curved to the shock body or it wont fit and you will just crease it. I ordered two just to be sure.
did you add fluid after you sealed it then??
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did you add fluid after you sealed it then??
no, didnt loose enough to add more. local shop popped them open and said they should be fine. going to have them rebuilt for my weight this summer if I get that advancement. E5-E6 is mighty slow these day's
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if they say so....

it's important that you have the same amount of fluid in both fork tubes. if your left one was "leaking like a siv" and the other fine, there may be a significant difference there. just a thought...
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Tried 3 times to get the thing to spin around the fork under the seal and just lost a shitload of oil. blaaa guess it was worth a shot
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I picked up a 2007 1098s with 5500 miles that had sat for two years with maybe 20 miles ridden in that two year period. font left fork seal was leaking like a siv. I spent all my coin on the bike and didnt have the left over to replace the seals so I tried that sealmate. It actualy worked, since using it I have not had a dribble out of those forks. Nocks on Wood.
just make sure to slide it up in an angeled and be sure the plastic is curved to the shock body or it wont fit and you will just crease it. I ordered two just to be sure.
Sounds just like me -- right down to the model and mileage on the bike -- same problem -- paid good coin for a very good, low millage bike and have same problem.
Cheers for the tip on sealmate -- ordered one the other day (still waiting on it to get here)
Thanks 2nsane
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