SHIFT TOWER SEALS

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RFJ
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SHIFT TOWER SEALS

Post by RFJ » November 11th, 2019, 4:19 am

Has anyone found a good way to seal shifter fork shafts
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Bob C
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Re: SHIFT TOWER SEALS

Post by Bob C » November 11th, 2019, 8:58 am

Here's a picture Jeff Brown posted.

Bob
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Jeff Brown
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Re: SHIFT TOWER SEALS

Post by Jeff Brown » November 11th, 2019, 6:32 pm

This wasn't my idea - I saw it on another post. These were done by boring out the ends of the guide holes slightly undersize for the copper pipe. I cooled the pipe in the freezer and then just hammered them in and sweated on the caps with solder. So far they haven't leaked but I have only been round the block a few times - still running in!

Jeff

RFJ
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Re: SHIFT TOWER SEALS

Post by RFJ » November 17th, 2019, 4:00 am

Thanks Jeff, what size copper tubing looks like 1/2 inch. Mine leak badly.

Jeff Brown
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Re: SHIFT TOWER SEALS

Post by Jeff Brown » November 17th, 2019, 8:01 am

Yes, I think it was - they were only marginally bigger bore ID than the shafts OD.

Jeff

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