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Leaking Fork Seal

Discussion in 'How To's' started by cpatel89, May 29, 2021.

  1. cpatel89

    cpatel89

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    Hi All

    Am after some help if possible

    After a ride to work and back I noticed a wet spot on the floor and found that there was oil all over the caliper and it seems that it’s leaking from the fork


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    What options do you guys think I have?

    Thanks


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  2. StMarks

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    I'm actually renovating my own front forks at the moment.
    I had very similar issue, with the oil from the left fork suddenly leaking halfway through a trackday.
    If your bike has been left dirty & unused for a period, it could simply be detritus caught up in the oil-seal & sealmate may clear it. However in my case the seal was clean so that was no use.
     
  3. StMarks

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    Fwiw I "currently" think the inner bushes on my fork uppers are worn, allowing too much movement of the stanchion for the oil-seal to accommodate when the suspension is under stress.
     
  4. cpatel89

    cpatel89

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    I’ve been using the bike over the last few days and it’s seemed fine but in all honesty it’s filthy

    I tried to make my own seal mate and it doesn’t off seemed to off help but am going to buy one and try it just in case

    If that don’t work am going to have to get it booked into a garage as I don’t have a headstock stand


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  6. cpatel89

    cpatel89

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    I’ve just bought a headstock stand, so hopefully will get it off as soon as it arrives and I was going to take them to ktech as I live about 30mins away


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  7. StMarks

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    Lucky you mate.
    N.B. you may find that you need to slightly re-position the horn for the headstock stand to seat firmly.
     
  8. cpatel89

    cpatel89

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    That’s for the info if you hadn’t off told me I think I would off ended up braking the horn.

    I’ve dropped the forks off to ktech with a month long wait. Do you or anybody know if I would have to adjust the suspension once I get it back or will it still be the same setup?


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