Front fork seal leaking

5 replies to this topic
  • msliker22

Posted May 13, 2014 - 01:40 AM


My front fork is leaking I have never changed a fork seal before was wondering if it is something I need to be worried about right now and needs to be fixed before I ride and how bad are they to change and what might I be looking at money wise thank you all

  • rogo1

Posted May 15, 2014 - 01:51 AM


is it weeping or leaking? if I have a weeping (losing a little oil) fork seal I will use a seal doctor to clean the sealing surface, if its leaking (a lot of oil) it time to replace. rocky mountain atv mc has a good vid if you are gonna tackle this yourself

  • msliker22

Posted May 15, 2014 - 08:14 AM


It's barley leaking what's good to use to re seal it?

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  • Hoosier-Daddy

Posted May 15, 2014 - 06:00 PM


You probably need new seals and wipers. It is fairly easy if you are mechanically inclined. There are plenty of YouTube videos that cover it. Yamaha makes a great manual. There is a bushing kit available too if those are shot too.

  • msliker22

Posted May 16, 2014 - 12:36 AM


Thank you all ure all a huge help I have had so many questions in the last few days and all have had answers and solutions thumper talk fackin rules!

  • rogo1

Posted May 17, 2014 - 04:23 AM


if its only weeping I would use a seal doctor or seal mate to clean them. cheap, simple, and doesn't take any time at all, couple of minutes at best.

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