SealSavers Short Fork SealSaversFork SealSavers are designed to protect fork seals and wipers from the elements. Fork SealSavers are available in many different sizes and colors to fit both inverted or upside down (USD) and conventional forks. Our Fork SealSavers did not come with installation instructions. However, installing them was fairly easy and required no special tools outside of a torque wrench. You will need to remove the fork legs from the triple-clamps to slide the Fork SealSavers in place. We recommend installing the Fork SealSavers on new or just-serviced fork tubes, however, you can clean the seals and wipers by hand before installing the Fork SealSavers. One of our evaluators used the "cardboard and brake cleaner" method of cleaning the wipers and seals before installing the Fork SealSavers. With the fork tubes clean, simply slide the Fork SealSavers in place and secure the ends on the fork body with the provided zip-ties. Then reinstall the fork legs in the triple-clamp and properly torque all fasteners per the specs in your service manual.
Video of SealSavers fork seal protectors on a dirt bike while riding.
Cost and Availability
At the time of our Review, retail price on the SealSavers Conventional and Inverted Fork SealSavers (short) was $19.95 USD, and the Inverted Fork SealSavers with Fork Leg Protection (long) was $26.95 USD. Fork SealSavers are available in 4 different sizes ranging from 1-1/8" to 1-3/4", which fit 29mm to 50mm fork tubes, and almost any color choice. Fork SealSavers can be ordered directly from SealSavers' Website. Please check pricing and availability when contacting SealSavers about its Fork SealSavers.
4Strokes.com Rating - 1 2 3 4½ 5
Fork SealSavers offer added protection against dirt, mud and sand, which prolong the life of fork seals and wipers. This is a good thing considering the cost of quality fork seals and wipers, and maybe labor. For the added protection, ease of installation, and available size and color choices, we rated the Fork SealSavers at a near perfect score of 4½ out of 5.
PO Box 856
Wildomar, CA 92595
Credits: Part of Fork SealSavers evaluation and photography by Tony Carter and Franklin Marino. Article and images edited and published by 4Strokes.com. Originally published on or about 12/6/2006.
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