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fork seals

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I just bought a 2007 yz450 at the end of june from a dealer here in town. The bike is brand new, and i've maybe put about 10 hrs on it + all of it has been trail riding. I went out for a ride yesterday, and after riding for about 20mins, i noticed the ride getting pretty rough, so i stopped and checked the front forks, and both seals had blown. Has anyone else had this problem? Is this covered under warranty?

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bring it back to your dealer and tell them what happened. they should at the very least only charge you for the seals and not the labour costs. they really should fix it to give themselves a good name. bring it back and c what they say.

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I just called them and apparently motocross bikes dont have a warranty, and i'd be charged in full for the fix..... man am i unimpressed with this.....

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Replaced the low drag OEM seals with a seal kit from MSR -HP. Much better seal. I've had some in my '06 for nearly a year with no repeat leaks. Your sprung very early, even for these seals, but they do have a sort of reputation.

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I just bought a 2007 yz450 at the end of june from a dealer here in town. The bike is brand new, and i've maybe put about 10 hrs on it + all of it has been trail riding. I went out for a ride yesterday, and after riding for about 20mins, i noticed the ride getting pretty rough, so i stopped and checked the front forks, and both seals had blown. Has anyone else had this problem? Is this covered under warranty?

thanks!

if a bike sits untouched after about a month or 2, the little bit of lubrication between the fork seal and fork tube can dry up. causing the seal to tear over the first good bump you hit. dealers usually have to replace fork seals in their bikes that sit in the showroom for a long time. it happened to one of my bikes. you can get sylicone spray and put it on your fork tube once it is reparied and it should stop that from happening. i would replace your seals with factory connection ones because they last longer than other brands. good luck.

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yeah mine started leaking at 15 hrs. Replace them with better ones and get yourself a pair of fork bleeders. These forks build up air suprisingly:ride: fast.

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