Need help changing front fork oil and seal.

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I was wondering , if the only option available to put on the vectrix was the fork seal from vectrixparts.¿Is there any cheaper alternative?.Regarding the oil , viscosity and brand , ¿can anybody recommend me how many liters/cliters and with brand type?

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Re: Need help changing front fork oil and seal.

Check out this thread for further information.

Alan

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Re: Need help changing front fork oil and seal.

Sorry but you didn't answer my question.I'd had red the post you mentioned , but the only thing i can understand is the folowing:

"The specs of the VX-1 forkseals (info direct from the factory)
Fork Oil seal: inner 35mm - out47mm - th10
dust seal 35 - 47,4 - 46 -14 (not quite sure how to read that part.)"

But in the post they do not mention the oil , the brand , the quantity or even where to order the fork seals with those specs.

Anybody else has any clue?

Thank you.

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Re: Need help changing front fork oil and seal.

While it may not give the quantity or type of oil required, at least it mentions where the oil level should be:

ofx210p wrote:

- install new oil seal

- insert fork tube without spring

- push fully down the tube

- fill oil until level reach 10cm distance from top of tube

- press and pull few times tube for allow air to escape from hydraulic circuit

- refill until level reach 10cm distance from tube top

- pull all tube up

- install spring (part of spring with tighter spring coils must be placed down)

- close tube cap

- install new dust seal

A quick look on vectrixparts.com website produced this:

Information on the suspension fork of the VX-1.
Which fork oil comes in?:
 Original oil: Shell tellus s2v68
How much fork oil comes in here?
 135cc

Check out the Technical Data Sheet for more information.

Unfortunately, it doesn't mention whether the 135cc is for a single fork or a pair.

I have just had a quick look for 35mm x 47mm x 10mm seals on eBay and there seem to be several seals with the same measurements, but the vary in appearance.

If you have a fork seal to compare them against, there shouldn't be a problem finding suitable seals.

Alan

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