New seals ain't gonna fix metallic fork oil bro. That's completely beat forks.RoadStainR6 said:well there ya have it. 10,000 miles is more than most people put on thier bikes before selling them nowadays anyhow. I'd like to think that 10k worth of wheelies is well worth the price of some new seals and a little oil (approx 45 bucks tops if you can do it yourself)
That was the real suprising part. at least in the case of my KYB's they dont bottom out by hitting metal to metal. Instead it forced oil into a small pocked to the point of hydraulic lock... I expected to see a rubber stop...veektor said:...until you bottom them out. I can see how a lot of hard landings with light oil could cause some shavings to appear in the oil.
Depends on the type of wheelie...highway no, but if you are using the rear brake trying to do slow stuff, it is possable. Especially if you hit the rear brake too hard!!Rhino said:Landing a wheelie hard will not bottom you out unless you pull a stoppie off a bridge hard in reverse.