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Classic, Vintage & Veteran For Coventry and Meriden Models. Anything pre-Hinckley goes.

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Needing new fork seals, I ebayed some called "leakproof". What I got were some loose fitting all-rubber pieces - not at all like the seals I removed. These had metal housings with springs wrapped around the back side - what I would expect a proper fork seal to look like. There's a youtube showing how to silicone the all-rubber seals in place, fitting loose as they do in the fork lowers.
Do these cheesy looking seals work - or did I get the wrong part for my '73 T140 forks?
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Needing new fork seals, I ebayed some called "leakproof". What I got were some loose fitting all-rubber pieces - not at all like the seals I removed. These had metal housings with springs wrapped around the back side - what I would expect a proper fork seal to look like. There's a youtube showing how to silicone the all-rubber seals in place, fitting loose as they do in the fork lowers.
Do these cheesy looking seals work - or did I get the wrong part for my '73 T140 forks?
Thanks
In a word , Yes! Those so called leak proof seals are useless and can actually damage the fork tubes.

The part number is 97-4001

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www.britishspares.co.nz
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I never had a problem with them, and I've used them for years.
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