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Offline Showkey

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Leaking fork seal at 17k
on: September 19, 2021, 01:51:31 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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Offline thetrecker

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Re: Leaking fork seal at 17k
Reply #1 on: September 19, 2021, 10:16:27 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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Offline Showkey

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Re: Leaking fork seal at 17k
Reply #2 on: September 21, 2021, 03:30:54 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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Offline DE65Y

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Re: Leaking fork seal at 17k
Reply #3 on: September 21, 2021, 07:57:05 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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Offline Plane Dr

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Re: Leaking fork seal at 17k
Reply #4 on: September 24, 2021, 02:51:46 PM
Mine started leaking at 16K.  Did the springs while they were apart
Bikes are like women.  What you want and what you think you want change after the first ride.

 



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