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fork seals

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3 weeks ago I had my fork seals replace because they were leaking. It was done by a expert in this type of work replaced with moose seals. Two rides later they a leaking again I keep the air bleed off. Has anyone had this problem?

2006 yz 450 11 months old

200# rider stock setup

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I replaced my stock seals with 'moose' and have had excellent luck with them. They got atleast 4 super muddy gp races on them, the mud took my stock ones out.

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3 weeks ago I had my fork seals replace because they were leaking. It was done by a expert in this type of work replaced with moose seals. Two rides later they a leaking again I keep the air bleed off. Has anyone had this problem?

2006 yz 450 11 months old

200# rider stock setup

I would say the internals might not have gotten cleaned of the old oil completely. When I changed my seals on my new 07......I could not believe all the particles from the coatings inside the fork. It was even the second oil change, and there was coating "flakes" in my oil. After seeing this, I took extra time cleaning things of the old oil. I would say whoever did your forks might not have taken the time to clean everything of your oil oil

I used FC seals with good luck

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Even though you just had the seals replaced, I wouldn't think it would be impossible that you may have already gotten some dirt stuck in them. Have you tried cleaning them yet? I'm also wondering about the condition of the tubes themself. You never said how bad the seals were leaking. Could it be that the tubes have grooves worn in them? Just wondering......

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I have an 05 yz250 as well as an 06 yz450f. When the fork seals began to leak I took a tear off, carb cleaner, and a clean rag. I sprayed the carb cleaner on the tear off, then wiped it clean. I used the rag to wipe the fork clean. I then slid the tear off up the fork into the seal area. Make sure you slide the tear off all of the way around the fork. This has worked 4-5 times. What often happens is small particles,( dirt, small rocks ) get lodged into the seal and causes the leak. On my 05 it was leaking oil after the first ride. I was pissed. I tried this and it didn't do it again. Hope this helps.

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I have had the same problem leaking after 2-3 rides with brand new seals.I think they just get crap stuck in them I am trying to keep them clean this time see if they last longer.

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