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#1 NoGear

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:47 AM

Well it's finally happened.  51,632 miles on the clock and the right fork seal has blown. When I saw the puddle I thought it was a brake line, but when I check the reservoir, it was fine.   Then I noticed it was dirty all the up the fork. 

 

This sucks. 


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#2 PhilH

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:35 AM

Sorry to hear that.  I hope it soon gets better.


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#3 JukeBoxHero

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 09:35 AM

I think you can just put some duct tape on it to stop the bleeding and it'll be good to go!  :45:

 

But seriously, that's too bad.


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#4 Blackbird66

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 12:08 PM

Fork oil should be replaced every 10k or 2 years, whatever comes first. Granted replacing the oil regularly would not have prevented the oil seal from going bad, but would greatly improve fork action. The seals are generally cheap enough that as long as your changing the oil, it's not that big a deal to replace the seals.
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