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Old 07-16-2007, 06:12 PM   #11
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by golly I did miss that bit didn't I......

See kids, that what happens when you're goofing off on the computor when you're supposed to be watching the plant!!


Let that be a lesson to you
And I forgot to mention that, when re-assembling the forks, you put it all back together, THEN gently slide the seal in place, tapping it into its seat with a suitable driver.

The cheapest/best seal-drivers are pieces of PVC pipe, of a suitable diameter (or couplings - a sch.-40 1-1/4" coupling with the "divider" cut-out with a pocketknife works perfectly on a 41mm fork). If you can't find one that's "perfect", find a piece that's slightly too-tight to go over the slider (and inside the stanchion!) and saw one side lengthwise. Fit it over the slider, a few wraps of duct-tape, and - Urethra! There it is.

I don't have to tell you to use a soft hammer around your forks, do I?
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:23 PM   #12
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thanks for the response guys.. i saw the "leak proof" seals on the jpcycles site and my snake oil detector went off the charts.. i thought leak proof was the point of having a seal in the first place.

i'll have to sort out access to a vice.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:30 PM   #13
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thanks for the response guys.. i saw the "leak proof" seals on the jpcycles site and my snake oil detector went off the charts.. i thought leak proof was the point of having a seal in the first place.

i'll have to sort out access to a vice.
I hate to harp on it but if you are going to be doing your own Sporty maintenance then you'd better get manuals for it. The factory manual is not expensive. At least it wasn't when I had my sporty.
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Old 07-16-2007, 09:37 PM   #14
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i think this coming pay day im going to order springs, seals, tires, plugs, fluids and filters as well as the the factory manual.
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Old 07-17-2007, 06:50 AM   #15
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i'll have to sort out access to a vice.
Ok, how come no one has jumped on the obvious pun/typo/fabulous joke opportunity here yet?
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Old 07-17-2007, 07:01 AM   #16
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Ok, how come no one has jumped on the obvious pun/typo/fabulous joke opportunity here yet?


This is a high class place ma'am, we's above that sorta' thing.....................
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This is a high class place ma'am, we's above that sorta' thing.....................
That's just a face saving way to say that we've been beaten into submission by SWMBO.
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:00 AM   #18
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If you insist: "Gosh, Findangle, a bottle of wind and some flowers might be a better choice since it's only your first date!"
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:46 AM   #19
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If you insist: "Gosh, Findangle, a bottle of wind and some flowers might be a better choice since it's only your first date!"
What kind of gropes is wind pressed-from?
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:56 PM   #20
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"... bottle of "wind?""

He'll need more than "some" flowers...
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