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regal raptor
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November 21, 2011 - 1:44 pm
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guys i have rebuillt my forks (d7 light weight) new seals the lot and took my time........only thing i didnt do was replace the fork stantions now i have a leak would it be advisable to replace the stantions and also if i do this would i need to replace the seals ect again regards RR

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November 21, 2011 - 7:08 pm
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Hi RR.
If the tubes are scored or pitted then I think they would have to be replaced. I rebuilt the forks on my D14 ( same as D7), I renewed the stanchion tubes, seals and seal holders and bushes.
Put them back together and within one month on side leaked again. My springs were quite badly rusted and I had cleaned them as best I could, but I think not well enough. Some rust from the spring had contaminated the oil and caused the seal to leak. I bought a new seal and thoroughly cleaned the spring again and tubes. It has been OK for a year now.
So in your case I would say that the seals would need to be changed again and also give the whole for assembly a good clean.
Good luck.
Mike.

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November 21, 2011 - 7:14 pm
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yes that makes sense the oil is contaminated with rust ........maybe new springs ?

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November 22, 2011 - 4:54 pm
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Well guys forks in bits .........verdict......... i think its the stantions that is the problem ........the springs are ok............so new seals and stantions required ...........in the hand book it says set the seals in with jointing compound any ideas on what to use regards RR

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My own forks are a bit iffy. I think that the lightweight type forks are like that a bit.

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