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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:32 pm 
Still in the Driveway
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Location: Northern British Columbia
Country: Canada
Bikes owned: 72 GT750, 74 GT750, 75 T500, 09 DR650
Does anybody have any suggestions for fixing the pitting corrosion on the fork tubes to allow sliding the new seals on?

My GT750J forks are corroded immediately above the triple tree clamping points. These are the original fork tubes. You can see from the photos that the factory chrome ended just below the lower triple tree clamps. Is there a risk that this pitting will damage the new seal when it is slid into place? (I'm not too worried about compromised mechanical strength because the area above the clamp is a low stress part of the fork tubes.) If there's a risk of damaging the new seal, does anyone have a recommended fix?


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File comment: Pitting above the lower triple tree clamp point. This photo shows the extent for factory chrome.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:31 am 
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Install the seals in the lower legs, and then install the upper tubes. The seal will never come in contact with that area at all.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:27 am 
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Hi You can use a plastic bag or other thin plastic sheet. put the plastic in a cone shape at top off leg push seal on this and down tube
to where you need it. iv'e done this and it works well no damage
hope this helps

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:00 am 
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Wrap it in cling film / Saran wrap oil it and they'll slide over in harmed

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