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Offline Smartv11

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Ceriani 35mm fork seals 10mm or 7mm
« on: March 19, 2017, 18:23 »
Changing the fork seals;

I've inadvertently bought 10mm thick (x35mm) fork seals instead on 7mm thick seal.

Is this an issue??? my retaining circlip is now going to be 4-5mm higher than top of seal when seated in its grove.

I didn't notice the seal was 10mm until I knocked it in!!! :-[

by the way an old wheel bearing was the perfect drift to knock them in, after not having suitable sized socket..

Paul

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Re: Ceriani 35mm fork seals 10mm or 7mm
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 00:15 »
I don't think it'll be a problem. While it's theoretically possible for the seals to move up and down as the forks work, it's so unlikely that you may as well consider it impossible. There's no way the friction between seal lip and fork stanchion will overcome the friction between the back of the seal against the inside of the fork slider.

But if you think the gap between seal and circlip will give you sleepless nights, just make a spacer to fill that gap. Take to your old seals with a grinder to thin them down to 4mm.
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Re: Ceriani 35mm fork seals 10mm or 7mm
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 08:04 »
[But if you think the gap between seal and circlip will give you sleepless nights, just make a spacer to fill that gap. [/quote]

Indeed so ;), and have found a 35x47x4.5mm seal which will fill the space and act as a dust seal, should be perfect solution.

Paul

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Re: Ceriani 35mm fork seals 10mm or 7mm
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 08:20 »
Perfect solution is fitting the correct seals.
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