SKF to showcase innovative solutions for motorcycles at EICMA 2014

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    2014 November 04, 14:00 CEST

    Gothenburg, Sweden, 4 November, 2014: SKF will be attending this year’s International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA) to showcase its full range of innovative solutions for the two wheeler aftermarket. The global leader in wheel bearings and sealing solutions will showcase its fork seal kit, fork mud scraper kit, seal head unit and wheel seal kit at the event in Milan, Italy, on 6-9 November 2014 at pavilion 4. Stand Q67.

    Fork seal kit achieves superior sealing performance

    The fork seal kit, developed by SKF to achieve superior sealing performance while reducing static friction, is suitable for all high-end motorcycle and MTB forks. It is composed of an oil seal and a wiper seal designed to withstand contaminated operating conditions and provide low friction, limited air suction and allow consistent hydraulic performance at factory setting levels. In case of MTB forks both oil sealing and wiper functions are usually integrated in a single seal.

    Fork Mud Scraper Kit reduces contamination in the harshest conditions

    SKF’s fork mud scraper kit is an innovative, ready-to-use solution for off-road two wheelers that is designed to be positioned above the fork without the need to dismantle the wheel. It prevents contamination from mud and the resulting abrasion, thus ensuring the rider’s safety by improving performance of the fork and the operating conditions of the seal. The kit includes two fork mud scrapers, cotter pins for fastening and a detailed instruction leaflet.

    Integrated seal head unit solution enhances rider comfort and performance

    Designed to enhance the performance of shock absorbers on off-road vehicles, seal head units are an integrated solution that provide sealing over a wide temperature range (-40 to +150 °C) and easy installation. The unit consists of five pre-assembled components, an integrated monotube seal, a washer, a bushing, the seal head and a dirt scraper, which ensures quick mounting time compared with multi-component alternatives and simplified air bleeding. SKF offers a service kit for simplified and efficient maintenance of the seal head unit, which includes the integrated monotube seal, the bushing and the scraper.

    Wheel seal kit protects against high contamination in any environment

    SKF’s wheel seal kit provides motorcycles riders with reduced friction, increased service life and longer bearing life to deliver the ultimate riding experience. Suitable for all motorcycle wheel hubs, especially off-road of high contamination environments, the wheel seal kit increases sealing efficiency by reducing friction. The patented seal design also features an integrated plastic shield that ensures the seal is resistant to high pressure wash.

    Visitors to EICMA 2014 will find SKF in pavilion 4, stand Q67, at the Innteck stand. Innteck, renowned for its supply of reliable products of the highest quality, is SKF’s official distribution partner for sealing solutions designed for two wheelers. Experts will be on hand to explain the benefits of all these innovations to delegates.

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    For further information, please contact: 

    Press Relations: Monique Turner, +1 267 436 6836; +1215 801 8722;

    SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. 

    Annual sales in 2013 were SEK 63,597 million and the number of employees was 48,401.

    ® SKF is a registered trademark of the SKF Group.

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