Joined: May 16, 2012 Posts: 3 Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 8:12 pm Post subject: Replacing fork seals/1971 Suzuki T250 J
I was wondering if anyone could help me. I've removed the forks from the triple tress, I removed the top bolt of of the fork, removed the rubber dust cover, springs,, etc. so I could replace the forks seals. I thought there would be a bolt on the bottom of the fork leg so I could separate it and get to the fork seal, but there's not. How does one install forks seal in this model year? Must the collar on the main tube near the slider unscrew? Can't imagine how but then again I can's imagine how else the forks would be put together.
Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:15 pm Post subject: T250II fork oil seals
Trying to replace the fork oil seals on a Suzuki T250II. Have got the collar off the fork leg and prized the old seal out. But unable to get the new oil seal in. There is a lip round the top of the collar that you need to get the seal past, but the replacement seal is too rigid to force past it. The old seal seems much more flexible.
Have I bought a dud replacement seal or is there some way of getting over this problem?
Joined: Jul 10, 2008 Posts: 3145 Location: Galveston County, Texas
Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:28 pm Post subject:
Are you sure you got all the old seal out.......and maybe part of an old seal (the 'lip' you are seeing?) put in backwards in the past. Strange finds being made around here lately.....maybe this issue is another one................
Thanks, you are absolutely right. The 'lip' is in fact the outer casing of the old seal still stuck in there. The new seals don't have this metal casing which is what fooled me. Once I removed the remnants of the old seal the new one went in fine.
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