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    Forks leaking, not seals!
    on: Sep 03, 2017, 07.38 pm
    Sep 03, 2017, 07.38 pm
    Was out today and noticed my right fork is leaking, oil all over my boot, brake caliper and disk. I assumed it was the fork seal that had failed, it hasn't. While riding I can look down and see bubbles of oil seeping out at the very bottom of the chrome stantion where it joins to the cast part of the fork that the calipers bolt to.

    I understand this was a problem with some Fireblade models and possibly some others and Honda recalled them all, even replacing those that were out of warranty. I haven't heard of this issue affecting the CT unless anyone knows differently.

    I'll need to contact the local Honda dealer here in Glasgow to see what they say, my bike is a 2012 model, so, well outside the warranty period.

    I don't know how the fork stantion attaches to the cast part at the bottom, is it a screw together connection or is it welded/bonded together?

    Cheers,

    Jim.

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    Re: Forks leaking, not seals!
    Reply #1 on: Sep 04, 2017, 07.35 am
    Sep 04, 2017, 07.35 am
     :431: thats a bummer, but I just checked mine and it is fine  :028: hope you get to the bottom of the problem and Honda do the right thing for you, keep us informed shrekster  :028:

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    Re: Forks leaking, not seals!
    Reply #2 on: Apr 03, 2018, 12.40 pm
    Apr 03, 2018, 12.40 pm
    Hi

    Did you get a resolution to this.
    I have sprung a leak and it appears to be the same issue.
    Bikes going in on Saturday for inspection.
    2012 bike with just under 24K miles.

    Cheers

    Touche

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    Re: Forks leaking, not seals!
    Reply #3 on: Apr 03, 2018, 12.56 pm
    Apr 03, 2018, 12.56 pm
    Unfortunately not, I went to my local honda dealer and they suggested I contact Honda UK directly.
    I emailed Honda UK with explicit details of the issue.  Essentially, they just weren't interested. I asked if the fork would need replaced due to the risk of corrosion.
    I was told my local dealer would inspect them at my expense.
    I'm not very happy with their response. In the end I managed to find a used fork complete with no damage and swapped them over for 90 quid.
    The bike will be up for sale shortly as I have no confidence it won't happen again. I'll go back to my Fazer 1000.
    I hope you have better luck than I did with Honda UK.

    Jim.

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    Re: Forks leaking, not seals!
    Reply #4 on: Apr 03, 2018, 01.13 pm
    Apr 03, 2018, 01.13 pm
    Hi Jim

    Thanks for the really fast response.
    I doubt Honda would be interested which seems to be the usual response to issues.
    My dealer is normally very helpful and they are getting it Saturday. I have booked it in
    for inspection and possibly seals but it looks like more to me which is why I have not changed them myself.
    They seemed surprised that even the seals may have failed.
    And for good measure I have two sets of almost new contaminated brake pads to add to the bill.
    I will add my findings to here after the weekend.
    Good luck with the Fazer. I was thinking of a change anyway so this may decide it.

    Cheers

    Adrian

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    Re: Forks leaking, not seals!
    Reply #5 on: Apr 03, 2018, 01.23 pm
    Apr 03, 2018, 01.23 pm
    Unfortunately, whilst Honda make superb bikes (mainly), their attitude towards customer service has to be the worst in the world

    Not only do they ignore internet forums and websites - the sounding boards for their customers, but they treat their own (primarily loyal) customers like sh#te

    I guess they are too busy paying Marquez millions of Euro's to bother about something so insignificant as their own customer base!

    Just look at how badly they handled the shaft drive recall debarkle?

    Anyway, Shrekster, you really need to go back to the dealer who told you to contact Honda Direct and ask them of their purpose in life?

    It's their bloody job to contact Honda as main dealers, not yours.

    I despair at the sh#te service Uk customers are getting from their local Honda dealers - they are supposed to be the contact point between user and manufacturer

    That's what they get paid for!

    Grrrr... don't get me started on Honda Main Dealers.....!!

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    Re: Forks leaking, not seals!
    Reply #6 on: Apr 03, 2018, 05.03 pm
    Apr 03, 2018, 05.03 pm
    Good luck for a responsible outcome from Honda.  :028:
    keep it shiny side up !!!

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    Re: Forks leaking, not seals!
    Reply #7 on: Apr 03, 2018, 06.26 pm
    Apr 03, 2018, 06.26 pm
    Unfortunately, whilst Honda make superb bikes (mainly), their attitude towards customer service has to be the worst in the world

    You’ll not find me disagreeing with that.