Hello gentlemen, I'm looking for the fork oil seals for a Matchless 1947 G3L. In my last ride of 50km I got oil all over my t-shirt from the forks, so I can't ride this bike anymore without the proper seal. The thing is I bought a set of seals but I've made a mistake, I got the wrong ones or they're for another part of the forks (see pic). I'm not sure how they look 'cause I got this bike without them.
So if anybody could tell me which ones are the right seals that would be great.
First off, I am FAR from an expert about these bikes!
That seal in your hand, in the third pic, is for the slider. NOT the top fastening bolt for each fork leg. If that top nut/bolt in your fingers in the second pic is where you are looking for a seal? I do not have any kind of seal at the top of either of my fork legs.
Other than the red fiber washers on the drain screws and dampener rod assembly fixing bolt [ if so equipped! ], I don't know of any other seals...
Makes me want to ask you a question..... Just how much oil are you putting in each fork, after you have drained it?
You will have to drain the oil out the forks before refilling them, otherwise you will overfill them. They should have 6 fluid oz (refill) or 6-1/2 if filled after strip and clean. The top bolts have a groove for an o-ring, but oil shouldn't get there normally. I use 20W50 in the forks.