2006 Revelations – no oil seals!

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  • 2006 Revelations – no oil seals!
  • Premier Icon metal_leg
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    Just discovered that my 2006 Dual Air Revs do not have oil seals. The foam rings are about double the height of the ones in my Pikes so I suspect this is OEM fork cheapness. Can still put a standard set of wipers, foam rings and oil seals in there? One of the foam rings was caught under the wipers so I need to replace – now I dont know if a standard kit will do.

    stumpy01
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    Erm…I don't believe my '08 Reba's have a separate oil & wipe seal and it's never been an issue.

    They just have the wipe top seal, foam ring & a bush below it. They weren't OEM.

    seanodav
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    The seal kit will still fit, well mine did on some pikes which were exactly like that.
    The new kit will have a smaller foam seal in

    Premier Icon metal_leg
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    Hmmm, so why do all the seal kits include an oil seal?

    Looks like bikegoo do what I am after but I have never heard of them before…

    Premier Icon Simon
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    I had some '07 Revs from new (not OEM) when I serviced them they didn't have oils seals just big foam wipers, so I think it's normal.
    The seal kit I got from TFT had an oil seals and smaller foam bits.

    The seals you have are probably combined oil and dust seals (like fox). Ive seen it in rebas before. If you didnt have an oil seal (just dust) you would have oil all over your stanction.

    Premier Icon metal_leg
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    OK – so I am assuming a standard oil and dust seal kit will work. Funny this doesnt appear in the service guides.

    I_Ache
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    I think my Pikes are like that too. The foam seal looks a lot bigger than the one in the pic on the bikegoo site.

    I might have to do a seal service next time I change the oil.

    PeterPoddy
    Member

    I'd just leave it as it is, if it's not leaking there's no problem. The oil sloshing around in the leg is only for lubrication anyway and there's only 15cc of it to keep in there anyway. 🙂

    Premier Icon metal_leg
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    Well, I ordered the seal kit from bikegoo anyway. I have to admit I was tempted just to leave it as is. £13 FOR A BIT OF FOAM… 🙂

    LoCo
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    Morning, yes ther are two different seal kits for the same application, I fit the full dust seal, foam and oil seal kit on services, a little more 'stiction' when fitted but will keep the dirt out for longer. Check the link for parts numbers.

    http://www.locotuning.co.uk/rockshox-spare-parts.html

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