Originally Posted by jzeiler
The only draw back is they are $8 each with a minimum of 5. Seal Source in Portland OR has a better price but is out of stock right now. I have 10 on back order. Some times you can just pull and clean the seal and it will hold fluid. You have to remove the end cap (watch the big sping) then pull the rod through. I do have one of the seals from the outfit in NJ on hand if you are interested.
Now, that's what I call service with a smile!! Thanks you guys! Been having problems lifting the bike for the past week or so....and two days ago, it just collapsed after only half way up. Looking at it, laying on the floor with a mirror in one hand, flashlight in the other, I saw black streaks up and down the rod......... I thought it was road tar......but then after running a couple of fingers over it, and NOT seeing anything come off, I new the seals were disintegrating. Another sign was the gob of "tar" right where the rod goes into the cylinder cap.
Following the instructions from Ari, (printed out about 50 of his pictures and comments so I could follow along) I easily got everything apart, cleaned and ready to reassemble when I get the seals.
Sooooooo Monday I'll make a few calls and see who has what, and get them ordered and on the way.
Oh....almost forgot....after draining the oil, I was surprised to see that I only got about 70 or 80 cc's out........not the 130/135 that it's supposed to me. And SMELL!! That stuff smelled like fish oil, to me........even my wife ran out of the garage so it wouldn't get absorbed via osmosis into her "going to the synagogue" outfit.......... oy!
Can't wait til Monday!! Cleaning up the tools off the floor and going out on the bike, right now!!