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So, I posted a similar thread but now think it may have been too confusing so I will try again.
I have a pair of Tora forks on my Kona. They make a lot of noise which I originally thought was a bad bearings in the head set. I have since discovered that the wipers are running dry on the fork tubes. I lube them with Tri Lube but that is good for about one ride and then they squeak again.
Anyone have any suggestions? I was considering trying to loosen the garter springs.
I don't think it's anything too serious but it is annoying as hell!
 

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Stop using the pair of Tora forks. Service or have serviced the pair of Tora forks. They are dry. Much info here to do this. It is easy as cooking a cake. Or baking a banana
 

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Thanks 1niceride. Just downloaded the SRAM service info from their website. Looks pretty easy, never done bicycle forks before but have done M/C forks so it should be pretty easy. I never considered that they could be dry. I bought the bike second hand with very little use (2 rides maybe). But that was over a year ago and i have no idea how the bike was stored since it was new in 07.
 

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Hey HIGHDELL,

You see what I did? Don't understand that.
Not too sure that the forks need service. Only thing is that the bike is hung on a hook for storage and I'm not sure how it was stored prior to my owning it. I have been told that if forks are left upside down for long (hot) periods there can be loss of oil past the seals.
I have an engineering background and do have some knowledge of radial lip seals and dont buy the leaking past the seals bit. That would take years.
 

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dkjordan said:
Hey HIGHDELL,

You see what I did? Don't understand that.
Not too sure that the forks need service. Only thing is that the bike is hung on a hook for storage and I'm not sure how it was stored prior to my owning it. I have been told that if forks are left upside down for long (hot) periods there can be loss of oil past the seals.
I have an engineering background and do have some knowledge of radial lip seals and dont buy the leaking past the seals bit. That would take years.
I didn't quote you :skep:
 

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highdelll...I hide many of these things in code. Let the other save face as in my Dale Carnegie training, as long as they get the hint. 38 years ago I just realized I took that..

dkj...deal with what is, not what seems. Service all forks when you recieve them, new or old.
 

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1niceride said:
highdelll...I hide many of these things in code. Let the other save face as in my Dale Carnegie training, as long as they get the hint. 38 years ago I just realized I took that..

dkj...deal with what is, not what seems. Service all forks when you recieve them, new or old.
I got ya -
Should I knock harder? or no.
I'm sure someone else will come.
 
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