1. Husqvarna Motorcycles Made In Sweden - About 1988 and older

1976 fork oil stripper ?

Discussion in 'Vintage/Left Kickers' started by Alfie, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Alfie Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Pembrokeshire
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    76 360 WR
    Other Motorcycles:
    Honda XR600r
    Hello,
    Just replacing. The fork seals in a 1976 360 WR. it has the Husky forks not the beta ones, the parts diagram says it should have 2 seals and then what is labelled as an 'Oil Stripper' which sits above the 2 seals and below the rubber slider, mine hasn't got an oil stripper so can anyone tell me if it is needed as I can't find one anywhere
    Thanks
    Alfie
  2. Richard Colahan Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Upper Black Eddy PA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    71 250 Cross, 74 125WR, 75 250WR
    Other Motorcycles:
    Vintage British bikes, 1969 Penton
    When I did my 75 (same forks) I just replaced the 2 seals...don't remember an oil stripper...
    Now...sometimes in the old days...I'd take one of the old fork seals...assuming it still looked decent...and install it upside down...sort of loose and not driven into the lower fork leg...under the fork boot.
    It served as a "dirt stripper" to help keep the grime out of those nice new seals.
    After every enduro...lift up the fork boots...clean (and dry) as needed.
  3. Alfie Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Pembrokeshire
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    76 360 WR
    Other Motorcycles:
    Honda XR600r
    Thanks for the info,
    just ordered a couple more seals to do just that.
  4. Bigbill Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    '83 250wr
    Other Motorcycles:
    0 right now
    Didn't some of the seals come with a metal ring? Is that the oil stripper or wiper?
  5. Joe Chod Moderator

    Location:
    upstate NY
    I had a stripper do my seals
  6. suprize Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 400, bike in a box Moto Villa 350
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 300
    said the bishop to the barmaid.....
  7. Bigbill Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    '83 250wr
    Other Motorcycles:
    0 right now
    I did my own seals. You guys are lucky you had assistance.

    Ever notice the correct seals still leak? Ever notice the correct seals are a tad loose in the lower housing? I did try doubling up the seals but found too much stiction. I notice there are some streetbike seals that fit our 40mm forks. I guess we could write up a book about fork seals.
  8. jo360 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    perth australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 exc framed wr430 engine
    Other Motorcycles:
    ktm 520exc
    Bit of felt oiled between seal and boot does same job with less stiction.
  9. justintendo klotz super techniplate junkie

    Location:
    mercer, pa/northwest pa
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    84 250,86 400,87 430,88 250,95 360
    Other Motorcycles:
    99 kawasaki zrx 1100
    i cant write a book about them...but i have not noticed the correct seals leaking. you are either installing them wrong/damaging them, getting the wrong size, or just need to clean them using the film trick or using a seal mate.
  10. Bigbill Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    '83 250wr
    Other Motorcycles:
    0 right now
    The new seals were correct but the outer ring on the seals were soft. They would hydraulic out and leak.