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    Posted: 03 Oct 2009 at 09:21
Has anyone any tips on replacement fork seals on a 05 RSVR factory?  I've heard of fitting Suzuki seals as an (cheaper?) alternative, if so which ones and is there any advantage at all or do I just stick to original parts?  Cheers for any info?   
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Suzuki K4 seals. Double lipped instead of single as per Ohlins. (and a lot cheaper)
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The seals are cheap anyway, aren't they? I was told its the stantion thats are not made to the same tolerances as the jap ones that causes the leaks.
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I replaced my seals with k4 GSXR1000 ones a couple of years ago and they're still going strong 8000 miles later, mine also gets stood for months over winter without a problem, this is what really destroys the ohlins ones and the suzuki ones are fine. 

As for cost, ohlins ones are £50, OE suzuki £14.

Have a look at this old thread for more info

http://forum.rsvr.net/forum_posts.asp?TID=1979&KW=k4&PID=12051&title=forking-hell#12051





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Nice one, cheers.

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£50 quid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I only pay £100 to get both forks serviced at an ohlins center. that includes all seals a few o rings clips etc and oil. Plus the labour for the guy to do it

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Where was that? I need to replace mine.
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PDQ motorcycles in Taplow near slough just off the M4

Bit far for you though


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote samurai sy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 2010 at 01:27
I have a PDF on how to change the forks seals on ohlins forks, I also have a front and rear ohlins manual if anyone wants it? I bought a disc off ebay with some useful/useless information on it depending on your point of view
 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote camngetit Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 2011 at 19:23
griff has the latest ohlins seals in which are double lipped and less than £50 for the seals.fitting is more
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Try a seal mate first as its cured my leaking seal and only cost £ 6 on eBay . Look at the vid on YouTube got nothing to lose by trying it .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kamm Matt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 2015 at 09:47
get a yam r1 SE 2006 edition fork seal.. as that r1 se use ohlins fork too
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CarsOrBikes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 2016 at 18:36
There are some stories that 'other make' seals contribute to premature coating wear, if true then the extra for genuine is the long term way forward, also if they aren't cleaned out properly perhaps expect to do them again fairly soon?
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I have had suzuki ones in mine for years never any problems.
You may get problem on high mileage bikes maybe but probably done half its life with gsxr ones in no problems so far.

The R1 in post above a good bet aswell
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Careca Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Mar 2017 at 19:09
Without question try a sealmate first. I have found there is nothing wrong with the seal. Its crap that gets trapped under the seal and makes it leak . If you get it in time the seal mate removes the crap and hey presto it seals again.  Certainly worked for me twice. 


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