- Oct 19, 2005
I have just finished a complete restoration on my 1970 750 roadster and have been having a whale of a time running it in. The front forks started leaking almost immediately from the top seals in spite of the fact that I had replaced all of the bushes, gaskets, seals, dust covers and fork tubes. I have dismantled the forks to refit a new set of seals and to make sure I hadn't done something foolish like put the seals in upside down, but all seems to be in order. One thing I did notice is that the tubes have rather a matte finish in comparison to most other forks and I wonder whether this lack of a high polish might have something to do with it. These were genuine Norton items purchased from Norvil rather than the slightly cheaper replica tubes available from the same source. I am thinking of polishing the tubes on a buffing wheel, does anyone have any similar experience or observations?