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sinclairmic
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Post by sinclairmic on Sat 14 Feb 2015, 9:23 pm

Hi, I am looking for a spare right fork or set of forks if theure available. Mu right fork is leaking even after changing the seal.
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Re: front forks

Post by muttley1 on Sat 14 Feb 2015, 9:30 pm

HI,
there have been several threads ref fork seals. Some aren't so good and will still leak after fitting, especially the cheap ones on ebay. Usually they just weep a little rather than total fail.
Imo if you use oe seals (or decent Wemoto aftermarket ones) and follow Haynes, cleaning each surface/recess as you go you should be ok.

New fork legs are expensive and hard to come by!

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Post by sinclairmic on Sat 14 Feb 2015, 9:39 pm

The seal was weeping and has become worse would that possibly be due to them not  being original seals
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Re: front forks

Post by eternally_troubled on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 12:39 pm

It *could* be...

Is there any pitting or corrosion on your fork legs?  It is possible to kill the seals by sliding them over the knackered upper part of the fork leg.  Also if there is a bit of grit stuck in the seal it might well weep a bit.

I haven't had any problem with aftermarket seals, but others have.
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Re: front forks

Post by teamster1975 on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 1:33 pm

Also check for any wear in the top and bottom bushes as any lateral movement will allow a weep.

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