Fork seals leaking often (replaced,cleaned, "tearoff trick")
Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:01 AM
After every ride i see that my fork seals are leaking.
The first time this happened was right after buying bike, it went to suspension shop for re-valve, it worked great but after the 3rd time i rode it the right side seal was gushing oil. I sent it back to suspension shop, everything was in spec, and I had new oem seals put in to be safe.
Then after a ride it was leaking again.
I pulled dust seal, cleaned and did tearoff trick. It stopped leaking.
Rode again and both forks were leaking, cleaned again, did tearoff trick and they both stopped.
Does anyone else need to clean their fork seals out after every ride?
I am gng to get that shock dr seal cleaner to try.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:03 PM
I use Shok Sox. Unlike Seal Savers, they are on or off in 30 seconds. I've used them for two seasons on two different bikes (a season apiece) with zero seal leakage. They last about a season. I don't have any trick seals or anything like that. I remove them after each ride when I wash the bike and wash them if they're dirty, which is most of the time. I use the 6 inch.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 06:19 PM
Posted 04 August 2012 - 06:48 PM
Forks are aligned, properly torqued, and they always stop leaking after cleaning with tearoff film.
Lol' every bike i have had the fork seals and shock end up leaking within a year, this is just the quickest its happened.
I try to avoid mud, if possible.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:04 PM
Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:35 AM
Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:14 PM
I have tried to be good with venting the air. I have the motion pro bleeders. I have noticed that the one side that leaks the most often also builds up the most air, sometimes after a few laps it will blow out a LOT of air...hisses for a few seconds.
Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:46 PM
Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:34 AM
This is worth a try.
I noticed that the one side that i have the most issue with used to get a lot of air in it even when I had the screws in it.
The first time I bled them it sprayed fluid out all over the place becuase there was so much pressure. This was why i got the push buttons, so I could easily bleed without tools and try to keep pressure down.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:00 AM