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Thread: 45mm marzocchi fork seals for a Bellagio.

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    45mm marzocchi fork seals for a Bellagio.

    Hi all,
    can anyone recommend a good fork seal for the above model?
    Reason for asking is that the originals and their replacements seem to be leak prone, or is there some magical method in replacing them?

    Thanks.

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    Nope, no magical method. No special seals either.
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    Sorry for stating the obvious, but make sure there are no nicks or other issues on your inner tubes that might be damaging the seals.
    Is there anything different about how or where you are riding that would be causing the issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuzziMoto View Post
    Sorry for stating the obvious, but make sure there are no nicks or other issues on your inner tubes that might be damaging the seals.
    Is there anything different about how or where you are riding that would be causing the issue?
    Forks are in good condition and I am guessing that a 4 year storage by the previous owner 'may' have done something.
    Only reason I asked was to see if all 45mm Marzocchi seals were equal, and indeed usable.
    Thanks.
    Last edited by Chris Wilson; 12-09-2017 at 02:47 AM.

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    In my experience with seals (MX), SKF makes the best items. More expensive but worth every dollar due to the longevity.

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    Back in the dim, distant past when we all rode dirt-bikes, the conventional wisdom was to slip the old seals back on after new seals had been fitted. The thinking was that the old seals would work to clear muck in the first instance, thereby preserving the life of the new seals - don't really know if it worked, but might help. Another option may be to fit rubber fork gaiters as found on the V7 and many modern dirt bikes.
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