just bought a new 2002, oil on the shock???
Posted January 02, 2003 - 02:10 AM
Posted January 02, 2003 - 06:38 AM
If the oil is on the bottom of the shock on the bumper it suggests the oil seal that runs over the chrome shaft is leaking. Make sure it's not chain lube you sprayed that got on the shock!
Sometime the shock seals weep a little bit even on new bikes that need to be broken in.
If it is just a little then maybe you could ride a little and see if it seals up. If the oil is dripping to the floor then the shock should be removed and a new seal inserted. The dealer should pay for this.
You might consider a revalve while the shock is out.
Posted January 02, 2003 - 08:07 AM