fork seals :( argh
Posted April 06, 2012 - 02:47 AM
now when i brought it the guy said the fork seals had just been done......... now i have only been on 3 rides on the bike in total about 5 hours riding at the most and today i got my bike out to go for a ride and the fork seals are leaking grrrrrr
Now i am unsure if they were done as i am going off word of mouth and he had no reciepts but is it common for them to leak like this?
I know fork seals leak as my mates 08 model his are leaking to at the moment.
How hard are they to do and is there anything you can do to stop them from doing this?????
Posted April 06, 2012 - 04:44 AM
Posted April 06, 2012 - 07:32 AM
Posted January 02, 2013 - 11:01 PM
Posted January 03, 2013 - 09:18 AM
http://www.rockymoun...r/fork seal fix
my seals start leaking all the time, I just run these around them a few times and I am good to go again
Everyone should have this tool. It works amazingly well. Having said that, I wouldn't use the tool before every ride if I had leaking seals as over time (surprisingly little time at that) your oil level/volume will decrease causing your front suspension to get too soft.
This tool is for the occasional leak disovered the day before a ride or in between motos/loops.
Posted January 07, 2013 - 09:38 AM
Also, if the front wheel assembly isn't reinstalled per the manual to include rocking the suspension up and down 15+ times to seat everything, the fork tubes can be pulled in slightly causing a leak. While cleaning your fork seals, removal and reinstall front wheel assembly per the manual as well.
Posted January 07, 2013 - 12:25 PM
The cartridge style forks are fairly easy to replace seals on even if you have never done it before. Good luck!