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Replace seals I would also change wire clip and dust cover ,

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SOURCE: front fork leaking oil from bottom of the seal.

This is one of the few things that I recommend you take to a shop - you need some very special tools and techniques to fix this problem. Sorry,
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SOURCE: 99 CBR 900 Front fork seals

If the seal has been cracked by the cold weather it should be replaced. For someone mechanicly inclined and with the proper tools this is not a hard job. For the novice it can be one of those times you could have sent it to the shop and spent less time and money, and gotten better results....
As to a seal conditioner, the seals today are generally made of synthetic material. No "conditioner" will work. If the seal is made of rubber you have a 90% chance that a product called 'MARVEL MYSTERY OIL' will solve the problem. This prouduct was created in 1917 and marketed in 1923. Google the product name for more hystory and uses today. Basicly, the oil causes rubber to swell. This tightens seals and thus fixes the problem. Most any good auto parts store has this stuff on the shelf. By the way, if the bike was purchased new, wouldn't this be a warranty repair?

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: front fork leaking oil from bottom of the seal.

change the oil seals and oil in the fork,and avoid wheelies on the bike and off road biking 

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Im replacing the fork seals on my 250yzf just wondering what the oil is thanx gary














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SOURCE: 2000 buell m2 cyclone leaking fork seals

Check out badweatherbikers.com and I am sure you will find everything you want about working on your Buell. Good luck

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Leaking fork seal? Try this...


When forks start leaking, a large part of the time there is actually a peice of debris in the seal, not an actual damaged seal. Here is a way to clean the seals while still installed on the bike. If this doesn't work, you'll know that your seal is indeed damaged and needs replaced. If it does work, you can put a little more gas in the tank!

WIth the forks on the bike, use a flat screw driver to pry out the forks dust seal. Slide the dust seal back a ways and clean it thoroughly. There will usually be alot of gunk in there to get out. Spray it out with carb cleaner and dry with a paper towel inside and out. Now clean the recess that contains your fork seal thoroughly with carb cleaner and paper towel.

There are a few things that can be used to clean the actual fork seal. You can buy a special made piece of plastic from mc parts catalogs, use a very thin feeler gauge, or my favorite is a piece of camera film negative.

Whatever you're using, very gently insert it about 1/2 inch between the seal and the fork tube. Be careful not to damage the seal. Now, holding your cleaning tool snug against the fork leg, slide it around the fork tube while slowly pulling out to make sure the debris is pulled out of the seal instead of pushed in. As you work around the fork, your little "tool" should be gently sweeping between the seal and the fork tube, removing peices of sand and dirt. You may do this a few times if they are really dirty. Wipe everything clean and very dry and work the forks up and down to see if you've stopped the leak. If so, wipe everything down one more time, reinstall your dust seal, and your through!

If you are working on upside down forks, make sure the area at the bottom of the fork tube (next to the casting) is clean. Often times simply bottoming the suspension out can cram dirt from this area into your seals.


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HOW DO I CHANGE THE FORK SEALS ON MY 1983 HONDA VT500C


cOULD LEAKING FORK SEALS CAUSE FRONT BRAKES TO FOUL? -- YES
You shuld get a manual, you must check the surface of the fork, if there are scratches, you will destroy a new seal.

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Fork oil has leaked after compression. Do I need to replace the seal or just top up the oil?


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I have a 2003 kx 85 , It has pro tech suspension , front fork seals are leaking , would stock fork seals fit this protech suspension? How hard would this be to do myself? Ive done lots of other work on...


Stock fork seals will work but if I were you, I woudl take it to someone who has the correct tools take your fork seals out without gouging the fork leg. If your seals are leaking then chances are you're also low in fluid. Your fluid level is what decides how hard or soft your front end is (In addition to fork spring rate).

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Each fork has an outer dust seal, and an inner seal inside of that. Dirt gets between the seal lip and the fork slider and causes the oil to escape. The fix is to have them (Both sides) replaced. You need a fork seal driver tool (Size specific for the size of the fork) and something to measure out the oil amount. It's not an easy job, if you have never done it. Also... if the oil has never been changed, it's due.

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Repair kit for fok telescope problems


remove the fork from the bike,remove the dust cover over the oil seal,this will expose the fork seal that is leaking,remove the seal(probably have to stab throgh it with a screwdriver to get it out)measure the seal outside diameter and the diameter of the fork leg,take the seal and your measurements to any motorcycle shop and they should be able to match up a new seal...replace the seals in both fork tubes,as if one is leaking the other one will fail soon

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2004 honda shadow 600 VLX leaking fork seal bike has 600 miles on it should I replace left and right if only right is leaking.


check first to see if the leaking fork has any rust pitting on the chrome,if it has and its a very small blemish then fettle it off first,and just replace the leaking seal,as the saying goes..if it aint broke dont fix it,if the seals had been in the forks for years and the bike not used then consider replacing both..

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Steering shakes very bad,from 55mph down to 20mph. slowing down


Yes the leak is causing uneven pressure on the front of the bike! The pressure in the left fork is greater then the right fork and will cause shaking of the front end!
Replacing seals and oil to the right fork will fix the shaking!
Hope this helps!

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