2005 fork seal

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Posted August 10, 2005 - 04:16 PM


I just came home from my first post break-in ride, the bike reports having 103 miles and the left fork seal went south. I read through all of the other riders failures and found this to be coming a very common issue with the 05'S :D Whats up Yamaha, are you guys paying attention to these riders....changes need to be looked into.,..,.,,, or should I just ride my WR in a dust, dirt and mud free world...I'll just put big mirrors, a musical horn and some chrome turn signals on and cruzzzzzzzz PCH

  • Indy_WR450

Posted August 10, 2005 - 04:55 PM


Try using seal savers and some grease under the dust seal on a regular basis. :D

  • Dodjy

Posted August 10, 2005 - 06:29 PM


Do you use rubber greese behind the dust seals or just any greese?

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  • Indy_WR450

Posted August 10, 2005 - 06:39 PM


Just use heavy pivot and linkage bearing type grease. :D


Posted August 11, 2005 - 12:02 PM


Thanks for the tips, I'm sure I'll be trying everthing

  • MathProf

Posted August 11, 2005 - 12:49 PM


Run your hand over the bad tube and feel for any nicks in the tube.

If you feel anything, file or stone the leg smoother before installing new seal.


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