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    fork seal blown again

    same fork (seal was replaced 3 months ago) is leaking again
    i dont do any wheelies or stoppies btw
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    That is far too soon to be replacing a seal again, it is possible the seal was damaged when fitting. Who did the work, have u spoke to the mechanic? Did u buy bike new, could the bike have been crashed? Bent fork?

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    mechanic is coming over to change the seal again. will put oem this time. bike was used, dont think it was crashed, maybe dropped if anything
    Last edited by panagiotis; 09-28-2012 at 04:37 PM.
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    check no rust spots on forks,
    that can wear a groove in seal and create a leak.
    otherwise incorrectly fitted or manufacturing fault with seal
    Late starter but full of enthusiasm

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    my seals died at 10K, got them done at Tippets in Surbiton. It was the bushings that failed leaving particles in the fork ultimately killing the seals.

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    thanks iver will tell mechanic to look out for that
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    bushings were in good nick - still had all the coating on them. he couldnt see any marks on the chrome and didnt seem bent. so we replaced seals with OEM - didnt use OEM last time - and fresh oil.

    fingers crossed this fixed the prob for good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by panagiotis View Post
    so we replaced seals with OEM - didnt use OEM last time - and fresh oil.

    fingers crossed this fixed the prob for good!
    My mate had the same problem with a Yamaha, replaced the seals twice and they failed almost straight away. Then he went for genuine Yamaha seals (first two sets were patened parts) and no more problems. Fingers crossed you will find the same.

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