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    DUC Wiper/Seal Head Help

    Not sure what I'm dealing with here and plan to tackle tonight. *Looks* like the wiper is just threaded onto the seal head and all I need to do is pull the stanch tube to re-thread (with blue thread lock).

    Can it be that easy? Thanks!




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    the seal is not threaded, its just a push fit. the seal can pop out if air pressure is leaking out of the 'spring' into the fork housing, thus pushing out the seal. this happened to me recently too and is perhaps an indication that the fork needs an inspection ...

    you can leave the stanchion in place [edit - assuming you haven't lost any oil] - stand the bike upside down, pull out (up) the seal (watch out for a rush of excess air) and then thoroughly clean any oil or grease from the mating faces. push the seal back in place and your ready to roll.

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    Both the seal head inside and the seal skirt has to be Absolutely Clean and Dry! It will be a lot easier to pull the leg off to clean everything and to re-lube the leg with 10cc of Fox 7w oil.
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    Thanks, Ragetty! Hadn't noticed much loss in pressure. It had developed a small gap where the wiper had been pushed out a loooong time ago, but I ignored it.

    Yep, will need to add back oil.
    [edit - assuming you haven't lost any oil]

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    Thanks, Scot. Will do on the [Absolute] Clean & Dry.

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