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t160 fork leg #621871 10/15/15 6:22 am
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back again, i thought the drain screw for the fork oil was slightly leaking, but it turns out that one of the the 4 studs that hold the front wheel on is leaking fork oil, how can this be do they screw right through to plug the oil , or do you reckon their might be a crack up there somewhere? any ideas how to fix, it's hardly leaking but annoying never the less. jez

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Re: t160 fork leg [Re: lace remington] #621873 10/15/15 6:52 am
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Are you absolutely sure the oil isn't leaking from the damper bolt?

Re: t160 fork leg [Re: L.A.B.] #621877 10/15/15 7:20 am
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thanks for the quick reply lab, yes that bolt is dry, it's running down the thread of only one stud, above the top of the stud it's all dry. no flats on the stud to turn it?

Re: t160 fork leg [Re: lace remington] #621880 10/15/15 7:32 am
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Originally Posted by lace remington
no flats on the stud to turn it?


Run two nuts onto the stud and lock them together, hopefully, you will then be able to unscrew the stud.

If the alloy is cracked, porous or the stud drilling has broken through then I suggest you clean the hole and use gasket sealant on the thread.

Re: t160 fork leg [Re: lace remington] #621882 10/15/15 7:49 am
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ok i will try that, come to think of it, i have seen a guy called lunmad on u-tube repairing his t140, he used ptfe tape on the base threads of the fork leg, i'll let you know the outcome.

Re: t160 fork leg [Re: lace remington] #621900 10/15/15 10:45 am
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The slider studs do not go into the bore. If a stud is leaking then there is a crack into the bore. PTFE tape on the stud threads will only let you turn the stud in harder and possibly make the crack worse.

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not a place you want to have something break off, either.


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Re: t160 fork leg [Re: lace remington] #622456 10/20/15 10:22 am
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thanks for the advice LAB, the 2 nuts did the trick and removed the stud, i drained the leg, cleaned the inner thread with carb cleaner to make all dry, used the sealant on the thread, screwed it back in, replaced fork oil, been out today for a good blast, all dry under their now. thanks again for the "positive" replies.


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