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    Leaking fork seal at 17k
    on: Sep 19, 2021, 01.51 pm
    Sep 19, 2021, 01.51 pm
    Typical fork seal leak right leg only.
    Purchased a seal kit and the driver tool.

    Before replacement seal I decided to try the seal cleaner tool like this one:

    https://sealmate.net/products/seal-mate

    NO connection to the tool other than a user.  A fair amount a black grit and dirt came out.  For now the seal is not leaking. 



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    Re: Leaking fork seal at 17k
    Reply #1 on: Sep 19, 2021, 10.16 pm
    Sep 19, 2021, 10.16 pm
    Hi Showkey,
    Can you check if you have pitting of the chrome on the bottom of the leg please. I have noticed pitting especially on the inside facing the wheel ( never gets cleaned during washes). They are very tiny pits but there. I don't think the seal goes down close to the area.
    A few UK owners have issues with pitting and I was wondering if they ride through winter as the UK salt that is spread on frosty roads seems quite harsh/ corrosive.
    Tom

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    Re: Leaking fork seal at 17k
    Reply #2 on: Sep 21, 2021, 03.30 am
    Sep 21, 2021, 03.30 am
    No pitting ……but…….my bikes never see salt or winter riding.  I live in 5 month winter but the bikes are stored.

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    Re: Leaking fork seal at 17k
    Reply #3 on: Sep 21, 2021, 07.57 am
    Sep 21, 2021, 07.57 am
    It used to be common for a bikes that were constantly parked on their side stand to lose at least one seal.
    Don't know whether that is still the case.

    I've always kept bikes parked up on a centre stand until I lowered the Tourer and now can't easily do so, so
    maybe I'll find out!

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    Re: Leaking fork seal at 17k
    Reply #4 on: Sep 24, 2021, 02.51 pm
    Sep 24, 2021, 02.51 pm
    Mine started leaking at 16K.  Did the springs while they were apart