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Fork Assy Identification

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Good afternoon gentlemen,

I procured a fork assembly for my '72 DT 250 years ago at a "junk yard" that are not correct for the bike year. Now they are needing seals and I don't remember what the bike was I took them from. I have pics, but can't post them here due to the lack of resources (??). Is there any "expert historians" that I could send pics to for analysis/identification?

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02 Dec 2022 12:21 #1

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Update: they seems to early '80s XT forks and the tube diameter is 35mm. The parts manuals I've looked through here for the XTs seems to all indicate a 36mm I.D. seal. Perhaps from a smaller displacement bike?

Any ideas???
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OMG, I'm about to solve my own problem. Yep, according to Franks Forks the XT500s had 36mm tubes and the XT 250s and smaller were 35mm. Now I need a part book for the early 80s XT 250.
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Replied by msavitt on topic Fork Assy Identification

partzilla.com has entire exploded parts view
good luck with your forks
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Replied by Davo on topic Fork Assy Identification

I'm thinking 1T3-23145-00-00 35mm X 48mm X 10.5MM might be the trick.
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Replied by Lizeec on topic Fork Assy Identification

When you remove the old seals they will have the size molded into the plastic usually, if not easy enough to measure them and a quality bearing & seal vendor will be able to match them.
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