Hey guys! I was fortunate enough to win a new set of springs at the rally this year! I was wondering if, while installing these springs, it would be a good idea to replace my fork seals that have begun to crack
Yeah, sounds like he's talking about the dust seals. Easy to replace, no reason not to.If you are talking about the dust seals that you can see on the outside, I did mine the other weekend when I replaced my springs and I have to say, it only took about a minute or 2 per seal to do them. So if they are looking like they need to be replaced then I'd say do it while you have the forms off anyway.
20w is good for first gens, he's got a second gen. Usually 15w for those.:hello:
I say yes. We talked about this in Fontana. My opinion is that you should. Also, do some research and consider oil weight. I'm gonn a be switching to 20wt, but that's with emulators.
He's getting oil, it's part of the prize package.Depending on how old the oil is, you may want to change that too...and the main fork seals.
If you're mostly a moderate touring/commuting type rider the 15w will be fine.Rich - I just bought some springs from you for my 99, and I purchased 15W. From what I see in the above posts most are using 20W for first gens. I'm working on it right now and am putting it on the trailer to go to out of town in a few days. Do you think there is enough difference for me to run over to a shop in the morning and get some 20W or will it be good with the 15W? Keep in mind that I'm not an aggressive rider and up until now I've been getting by with the factory setup so I'm not going to notice anything real subtle.