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Re: Scary forks
« Reply #30 on: 02.02. 2014 18:46 »
OK, I see.  Not come across the bottle of stuff you mentioned.  Perhaps silicon will do the same job?
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Re: Scary forks
« Reply #31 on: 03.02. 2014 08:50 »
One more photo of the ex head bearing the one I had to cut out you can see the wear on this prob been on the bike nearly 20 years. Opted for the standard bearings due to cost and quickness of ordering I need her back on the road.

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Re: Scary forks
« Reply #32 on: 03.02. 2014 18:01 »
Loctite 542 Hydraulic seal : http://www.loctite.co.uk/fullproduct-list-loctite-4995.htm?redDotUID=1000000IWRW

Used this in Industry, alternative for PTFE, but expensive.
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Re: Scary forks
« Reply #33 on: 03.02. 2014 18:33 »
Loctite 542 Hydraulic seal : http://www.loctite.co.uk/fullproduct-list-loctite-4995.htm?redDotUID=1000000IWRW

Used this in Industry, alternative for PTFE, but expensive.
Technical Data

Maximum pipe size: 3/4"  Perhaps it should not be used on fork oil seal holders?
Disassembly strength: Medium
Service temperature range: -50°C - +150°C
Breakaway torque: 15 Nm Sounds like a relatively low strength product
Pack sizes: 10ml, 50ml, 250ml
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Re: Scary forks
« Reply #34 on: 03.02. 2014 19:09 »

 I think I used a Selleys variant on my sludge trap plugs,.....??
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Re: Scary forks
« Reply #35 on: 03.02. 2014 20:08 »
HI All,
This is the product I use,

http://www.chesterton.com/ENU/Products/Pages/Product.aspx?ProductLine=TPD&Category=Maintenance+Specialties&ModelID=900

It does domestic and industrial pipework as well as BSA plumbing/threads  *smile* *smile* *smile*

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Re: Scary forks
« Reply #36 on: 03.02. 2014 21:38 »
OK, I see.  Not come across the bottle of stuff you mentioned

Well, I should have been more precise.
I got it out of the brown paper bag, and the stuff is actually called pipe sealant, and the Loctite number is 572
It's a PFTE based paste, and mainly used by plumbers.
And now I'm off for a sniff......
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Re: Scary forks
« Reply #37 on: 03.02. 2014 22:38 »
just found this on the Wickes, DIY Store, web site. 

http://www.wickes.co.uk/laco-slic-tite-with-ptfe-120ml/invt/227183/ 

"Laco Slic-Tite with PTFE 120ml"  (still trying to pronounce it!)

A premium thread sealant paste with a stronger concentration of PTFE to ascertain greater sealing power on all pipe threads including damaged ones

Seals all type of pipe threads including steel, stainless steel, brass, aluminium, iron, PVC, CPVC and ABS plastics
Can be used on water, natural gas, LP gases, steam, air, gasoline, kerosene, refrigerants, ammonia, caustics and acids
Brushes easily on to oily or wet threads
It will adhere well to hot or oily threads
The non-toxic and non-drying formula will not harden or crack in the pipe joint
The threads can still be disassembled
Seals to high pressures 10,000psi for liquids and 3,000psi for gases
Sealing tempratures from -46 to 260 degrees celsius

Wonder what it taste's like as it sounds so good from the spec?

I don's suppose anyone has actually used it?

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Re: Scary forks
« Reply #38 on: 03.02. 2014 23:10 »
Stay away from it, cos if that's true, it must be illegal.... *eek*
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Re: Scary forks
« Reply #39 on: 04.02. 2014 02:33 »
Hmmm.... I always thought illegal was a sick bird!

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Re: Scary forks
« Reply #40 on: 04.02. 2014 10:59 »
Hmmm.... I always thought illegal was a sick bird!
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More of a lame duck I'm afraid *smile*
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Re: Scary forks
« Reply #41 on: 09.02. 2014 20:04 »
Right shes all back together. I really hate doing steering head adjustments. You never know if its right until its ridden, too tight and it rolls too loose it shakes under braking. I thought I had it right but when the forks were grabbed there was a clonk so had to tighten again and repeat. It was difficult leaning again as the handling was so bad before I think I had a crisis of confidence so I have to get over that. Fingers crossed

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Re: Scary forks
« Reply #42 on: 19.02. 2014 12:59 »
Update...She now steers around corners and has stopped scaring the life out of me :)

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Re: Scary forks
« Reply #43 on: 19.02. 2014 14:44 »

 Nice one 500, I adjusted mine the other day too, wasn't bad but feels much better.... *wink2*

 
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"Laco Slic-Tite with PTFE 120ml"  (still trying to pronounce it!)
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Re: Scary forks
« Reply #44 on: 19.02. 2014 15:49 »
Great news and quite educational.
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