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    SKF oil seals?

    I need to replace fork oil seals in my RSVR (Ohlins forks). The originals are expensive and the gsxr seals are half of that. Anyways, I found regular oil seal made by SKF in the required dimensions (43x55x9) and it costs $5 each. Does anyone see problems with using these seals?
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    Not until they leak/ are not the standard ones a double lipped seal? ...
    I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure?.

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    Yeah the OE packaged seals have a huge mark up, they will be made by one of the major bearing/seal suppliers anyway. As long as you get the tc double lipped then it should be ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppawlows View Post
    I need to replace fork oil seals in my RSVR (Ohlins forks). The originals are expensive and the gsxr seals are half of that. Anyways, I found regular oil seal made by SKF in the required dimensions (43x55x9) and it costs $5 each. Does anyone see problems with using these seals?
    I talked to a guy who was working for a company who produced some of the seals which Öhlins use.
    He said Öhlins has very tight tolerances required for their seals.

    This SKF seal may cause higher stiction but you can always try and see if it is good enough for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddad View Post
    Not until they leak/ are not the standard ones a double lipped seal? ...
    Ohlins are single lip and gsxr seals are double lip. The SKF is a double lip.

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    The other thing to note is, we use SKF seals in very hot electric motors they have been designed for high temp applications for a long time now.
    I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure?.

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