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  • Offline Woodie   gb

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    Hendler Fork Seals
    on: 08 August, 2022, 10:14:00 pm
    08 August, 2022, 10:14:00 pm
    Has anyone else used Hendler fork seals? They came from a 't'interwebnetthingy supplier and were supposedly correct for my 07 Tiger. Unfortunately I cannot get them to seat.
    I've been trying for 2 days, I even admitted defeat and bought a proper fork seal seating tool, I usually use the old seal and a drift to get them into place.
    I couldn't get the to seat even without the stanchion fitted.

    Unfortunately my lack of progress meant I got a little careless and have now dented the chrome on the stanchions so I'm going to replace the fork leg (with new OEM seals )

    Just wondered if anyone else had used/had the same problems with this brand of seal?

    I never touched it, you can't blame me, it went off when I was cleaning it.

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    Re: Hendler Fork Seals
    Reply #1 on: 09 August, 2022, 10:05:49 pm
    09 August, 2022, 10:05:49 pm
    Hi woodie

    6 months ago I also changed the fork seals and bushings (inner and outer) on my 2012se and had difficulty seating the seal even with the fork slide hammer you mention

    I used an aftermarket set “all balls” I think

    You may want to try to apply heat from a heat gun, silicone spray or  bearing grease when you try again…?


    Where will you source a new stanchion and how much will it cost…?


    Good luck with the repair

    RV90, XL250, XL500, GSX750ES, CB750SC, VT750, ST1300A...took a while...2012 Tiger 1050SE

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    Re: Hendler Fork Seals
    Reply #2 on: 10 August, 2022, 08:09:01 am
    10 August, 2022, 08:09:01 am
    My only experience of non-OEM fork seals was when a local workshop fitted aftermarket ones.  They failed again after no more than a week.  Took it back and they replaced them with OEM (for free - no complaints there) and no problems in tens of thousand of miles since.

    Bit of a bugger than the fork is damaged though.   :-(

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    Re: Hendler Fork Seals
    Reply #3 on: 14 August, 2022, 06:04:37 pm
    14 August, 2022, 06:04:37 pm
     Good news: Sourced OEM seals and fitted, easy-peasy. Knocked straight in, in about 30 minutes. 

    Bad News: wasn't concentrating and fitted the  :172: Henderson dust seal by mistake... :138:  :012: . . Had to carefully sand the rubber on the seal down until it would fit. . Took hours.


    Dagnabbit!
    I never touched it, you can't blame me, it went off when I was cleaning it.