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    Z50 Front Fork Seal Installation

    Howdy,
    Can someone tell me what side of the Honda z50 fork seal to install up? One side of the seal is open and one side is closed.
    Thank you for the help!!

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    Picture of the fork seal, please..
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    I'm trying to post a pic but can't get it to work.
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    Okay, how about a picture of the forks? Apparently, you have some type of aftermarket forks on your Z.
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    I'd say the seal on the right is facing the right way when installed.
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    Typically, the "open" side of the seal should face inward. The idea being that whatever liquid that is under pressure and you are trying to keep in, is pushing on the openness of the seal, forcing to tighten.
    As asked, pix of forks would be great as stock z50 forks are basically pogo sticks with a wheel at one end
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    I'm 99% sure the forks are the original for a '73 z50. I got these fork seals from CHP that they had listed for a '73 z50.

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    It's actually just a grease seal that goes in the bottom of the silver caps that screw on. The sealers or closed end goes down. And don't over tighten them.

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    Perfect, thanks very much!!

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    Z50 Front Fork Seal Installation

    Makes sense. I've been working on later Zs lately and forgot the difference.

    If you have these apart still, you should REALLY consider replacing/upgrading the leg bushings. New ones, or even better, Delrin upgrades improve the feel upfront tremendously. Another step forward would be adding a set of anti-wobble collars to the fork leg/spring union and together, you will eliminate nearly all the back and forth slop
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    Quote Originally Posted by 66Cooper View Post
    Makes sense. I've been working on later Zs lately and forgot the difference.

    If you have these apart still, you should REALLY consider replacing/upgrading the leg bushings. New ones, or even better, Delrin upgrades improve the feel upfront tremendously. Another step forward would be adding a set of anti-wobble collars to the fork leg/spring union and together, you will eliminate nearly all the back and forth slop
    Where can I find one of these anti-wobble collars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinc View Post
    Where can I find one of these anti-wobble collars?
    CHP. Check link scroll down to 158. Just below fork guide bushing.
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    Look at fast50s or two brothers for the delrin bushings as well. The fit is a million times better and they last...so long as your fork legs are straight. The stock bushings seem to work fine with bent legs but the delrin are made to fit so much tighter that a bent leg may get suck a bit.
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