Seal savers... What size?

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Seal savers... What size?

Postby grump99 » 04:41 pm Apr 24 2006

I was looking to buy seal savers for my '04 kdx (stock forks). When I went to their website to buy them, I became confused about which diameter to buy. My fork tubes are 43 mm, but the savers for 36-43 mm tubes are said to fit "most 80 cc bikes". The size said to fit "most bikes 125 cc and higher" are for 44-50 mm tubes. Should I buy the larger ones anyway?

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Postby m0rie » 04:44 pm Apr 24 2006

You want the 43mm ones.
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Postby sluggo69 » 07:02 pm Apr 24 2006

i had seal savers on a xr400 i had and didnt care for them. imho the boots look better and were alot tougher and resistant to tears and snags
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Postby grump99 » 05:12 am Apr 25 2006

Thanks for the replies, I appreciate it.
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Postby Green Hornet » 06:57 am Apr 25 2006

For the Conventional Forks, I would leave the Boots on. It does look better
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Postby grump99 » 07:03 am Apr 26 2006

I like the way the stock boots look too. My only concern is that I get some dirt and moisture collecting at the top of the dust seals. I will probably just clean under the boots more often. Thanks!
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Postby m0rie » 09:24 am Apr 26 2006

The stock boots do a really good job of keeping the dust seals clean. I'd just lift them up occasionally and clean out under them.
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Postby canyncarvr » 02:27 pm Apr 26 2006

re: 'but the savers for 36-43 mm tubes are said to fit "most 80 cc bikes".'

That's another way of saying, 'KX forks required!'

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BTW...you're familiar with the film negative cleaning idea?

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Postby grump99 » 03:48 pm Apr 26 2006

I'm gonna keep the stock boots for now. I am aware of the film negative method. The seals dont get that dirty, so I will just lift the boot and clean underneath now and then. Hehe, the KX forks are my next step just have to save up some dough! Thanks for the replies!
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