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Hi folks. Am now getting into a rebuild on my 1976 cb500t. I gave up on it in 2007 when I acquired a Beemer, and it got a bit neglected. Anyway, the rebuild is now well underway, I have been relacing the rims today which I had blasted and painted and am now looking at the rest of the front end. My question relates to the fork seals. Having bought new seals and fitted them there is a gap of several mm between the top of the seal and the snap ring, and i am concerned I've been sold seals that are too shallow. I took the old seals out last year so have nothing to compare with although in the photos I took I thought the old seals were flush up to the snap ring. Anyone any comment?
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Those seals are designed to float is what I've heard. I can't remember them giving me any trouble in the past.
 

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Shown of the free CMSNL free to use microfiches for that model and year as 35 X 48 x 11 Regards Chris
P.S. No washer just the seal and clip which is sometimes a bit difficult to locate if you don't press the seal right down,no movement on seal.
 

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I should have asked what brand they were. I assumed they were the pro-moly? Sorry for any confusion
Thanks for speedy replies folks, I understand if they are supposed to float. Here is what I bought
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360992413325http://

BTW with the careful use of a blow lamp on the fork leg to warm it up first, I found the seal drifted in with a big socket, and seated without much of an issue. Perhaps it is while the fork is still on the bike that people have trouble.
 
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