- Fork seal popped out
I found 2 older threads on this but they were closed so couldn’t resurrect them.
I just finished a lower leg service on my Rebas and on first compression the wiper seal from the damper side popped out. Since this was the damper side I can only guess there was too much oil in the lowers causing less space for air to compress under the wiper seal. I put in 15ml in each lower leg but there probably was some oil that didn’t drain out. So I stripped them down again and put the seal back in place. This time when putting oil in the lowers (10ml this time) i compressed the forks a little before tightening the bolts to relieve any unwanted pressure. At full compression the seal stayed in place and they seem ok again.
Does this sound right or have i made a silly mistake somewhere?Posted 4 years agoscudMember
I had the exact same problem with my 29er 2011 Reba’s especially every time i used Fork Juice.
I cleaned the innrer surface of the fork leg at the top really well, then put two really small squares of duct tape on the top and slightly “roughed up” the surface, this seems to have given a bit more purchase to the seal and it has stayed in, not sure if it is the correct thing to do thoughPosted 4 years ago
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