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D14 Fork Seal Retainer
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Ranald
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May 18, 2021 - 10:22 am
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CE79C5B1-A05D-4085-B7A6-9DEA6860785E.jpegI was wondering if anyone has come across this before?  Is it just a case that the the retainer hasn’t been screwed up fully or is there likely to be another problem causing the difference?  I’m planning on trying to sort this sometime soon and just trying to work out what needs doing.  Any thoughts appreciated.

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Have you tried tightening the ring up? There is a C spanner to do this but the forks need extending to allow the top of the seal retainer to be exposed. It’s not uncommon to get some oil weeping down the threads. Various things can be used to seal the threads. I have used PTFE tape on mine and they are fine. If you haven’t got the appropriate tool to tighten, you can try wrapping some old inner tube rubber around the retainer and carefully tighten with some water pump pliers but be careful as you can damage easily the retainers.

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Thanks, I will have a look at that tomorrow I hadn’t thought about trying to tighten it without taking the forks apart.  Hopefully it is as simple as that.

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