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    New question here. Anyone using the Enduro Fork Seals?

    I just installed mine and would like to know how they perform and any maintenance tips.

    Here's how my setup looks like.
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    Installed my seals last weekend. The really fun part was bleeding the damper side of my 02 Sid SL. No maintenance that I know of. You could email Chris over Real world cycling and he'll let you know.

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    Maintenance Tips:

    Man, they do look purdy, don't they?

    When you get done riding, carefully wipe of the tops of the wipers and clean the stanchion tubes. Apply some stanchion lube, cycle the fork a few times, and you are ready for the next ride....

    -Chris
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    New question here.

    In addition to Slick Honey, Judy Butter and other bike specific lubricants, what other easy to find lubes (WD40, Silicon Spray, etc) can be used to lube the stanchion tubes? I'm having a hard time finding bike specific lubes where I live.

    Another question, how long is the break in period?

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    Lube Options

    Quote Originally Posted by DiRt DeViL
    In addition to Slick Honey, Judy Butter and other bike specific lubricants, what other easy to find lubes (WD40, Silicon Spray, etc) can be used to lube the stanchion tubes? I'm having a hard time finding bike specific lubes where I live.

    Another question, how long is the break in period?
    The best is "StanchionLube" by Finish Line. I'll have it on the site next week if you can't find it anywhere. You can use some fork oil in lieu of anything else. I'd be careful with the spray silicone, as I've found that the propellent evaporates half of the silicone, and sometimes there are unwanted additives. I would not use WD-40, either. It's really more of a solvent, in my experience. Break in for the seals should only be a few hours.

    -Chris
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    Will be checking the site often

    Thanks for the tip, I'll use fork oil in the meantime.

    Will you be selling fork oil too? I might be interested in 7wt if available, I'm riding with 10wt and it's to darn hard and 5wt is to soft.

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    Can't beat the local Motorcycle Shop...

    Quote Originally Posted by DiRt DeViL
    Will you be selling fork oil too?
    I won't be carrying fork oil because it's such a great bargain at your local motorcycle shop (vs. bike shop). You can get a quart for about $8.00. The consensus around the forums is Silkolene and Golden Spectro are the best. I have trouble finding either one locally but have had good luck with the Maxima Fork Fluid. The Fork "Fluid" is synthetic (vs. Maxima's Fork Oil). It has no seal swellers (a good thing--you don't want those additives). It is the exact same product as the Maxima Bicycle Fork Fluid (they actually state that on their website!). The only difference is, if you buy it as Bike fork fluid, you get a much smaller bottle! Well, the other difference is, you can get the Bike fluid in 5, 7.5, 10, and 15 wt. The Fork Fluid packaged for motorcycles comes in 5, 7, 10, and 15wt. Personally, I can't see a problem with using 7.0 in place of 7.5.

    -Chris
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