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PostSubject: VX800 Forks failing after just a few days of simple use?   VX800 Forks failing after just a few days of simple use? Icon_minitimeSun Sep 12, 2021 10:25 pm

I bought thie 1990 VX800 a couple of months ago, and it has been heavily modified.

The Forks, wheel etc are stock.

When I got it, it was fairly ok, it was fine on the etst ride and everything seemed ok and so I grabbed it.

A few days later it was soft and that annoyed the hell out of me, and so I have replaced the fork seals and put new 10w into them.

I have put in 300m and they still felt soft, so I put another 50 and it was better, but still iffy.

I then noticed after a run of about 4 miles, that there was some oil on the fork ( Right side ) and on very careful checking, I felt the tiniest little dot on it... I could not scrape it off with my fingernail and so I used some extremely fine emery cloth that I use to clean scratches on glasses and that got it off.

I replaced the seals and all was seemingly

Anyway, a few days later... Its soft again.

Now, I have NEVER done fork seals before, and I am absolutely considering that I have done a bad job, however in saying that, I am no idiot,  Iam very happy that I did a good job, I have a roten feeling that there is something else that is not me.

But here is the kicker...

When I pulled them apart for the first time, I found a load of spacers, they looked like valve shims actually, they were about 2mm thick and about 25mm although I never measured them! There was 4 on one side and 3 on the other.

Could these be packing the thing up?

Also, I noticed that there may have been other issues, such as I did NOT find any bushes, so are they awol? should they be there? Will that cause it to leak?

Were those spacers to make up for the springs being buggered? I dont know? Could be!

Can anyone give me any advise, or let me know where I can find details on these forks?

I am going to buy a workshop manual of course, but for now...

Anyone... Anything?
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