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Old 10-13-08, 11:05 AM   #1
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(Another) Silly Fork Lube Question

2007 Tora 318 fork - User manual says "Lubricate dust seals / tubes" every 10 hours riding time. Is this the time for dribbling Tri-Flow or something light around the bottom of the exposed part of the upper tube so it runs onto/into the dust seals? Or is there some other procedure? Thanks!
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Old 10-13-08, 11:40 AM   #2
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I've been in the habit of using some automotive plastic and rubber detailer cream. It dries to a slippery but totally non sticky film that won't retain dust. It's been doing a nice job on my own mountain bike forks for around 10 years now. I've been using the same treatment on my motorcycle forks as well again with no issues.

Oil will hold the dirt so that's why I prefer not to use it.
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Old 10-13-08, 09:34 PM   #3
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As BCRider said, I prefer to use something that dries and is not sticky and is smooth.
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Makes sense. Thanks.
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Old 10-14-08, 05:56 PM   #5
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now as much as i love and use triflow, some would suggest that triflow ahs a reputation for staying in a wet form and that you need to wipe off all excess or it will attract dirt. what works for me? a thin coat of grease.
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Old 10-14-08, 08:27 PM   #6
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Grease would seem like it would attract dirt also, though probably not as bad.
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BC or z, any product name suggestions?
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