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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Fork Leak $hit!

I just went to my garage and noticed some oil on the floor below the front tire left side. I touched the bottom fork and oil was draining. I cleaned it up and bounced the bike and the bottom fork was wet. So now what should I do? change the oil seal I guess. Is this brain surgery or a doable job.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 12:08 AM
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Should be under warranty , as long as your not over the 3yrs. I had my Gsxr done under warranty !


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Check you brakes. You don't need fork oil in there...
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 02:13 PM
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Have you cleaned your fork seal of any dirt, sand. I had a similar problem on a Hayabusa and made a tool similar to the one used in this video and it stopped the leak. Sometimes its particles of dirt that keep the seal open. Watch the video.

How to fix leaking fork seals with SealMate - YouTube
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Thanks for the link Rad. Unfortunately, to much oil has leaked out making the shock oil level too different from the right. I will try that out to stop it seep though.

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