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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-18-2020, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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How big of a problem is it when one of my forks is leaking a little bit of oil?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-18-2020, 01:03 PM
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It could be a small problem, easy to solve, if it's only a piece of dirt inside the lip of the oil seal.. Before starting any dismounting, try with a piece of stiff plastic film (from a PET bottle or similar) between the fork tube and the sealing. Search "fix your fork seal leak" and choose any video.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-18-2020, 01:17 PM
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if it's under warranty, might be an idea to show the dealer, they should fix that for you.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-18-2020, 01:47 PM
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If it leaks enough to contaminate the brake pads :-(
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-18-2020, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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well when i lifted the dust seal the oil started dripping out. In order to get to the seal i must remove the fork,is that what you are suggesting?
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Yes it is still under warranty,although my dealer is 300ks from me.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-18-2020, 03:01 PM
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No need to panic, yet. There could be, what seems to be, a considerable amount of oil between the seals. It has accumulated there before it started to show outside the dust seal. First try to fix it by cleaning out any possible dirt. The warranty doesn't usually cover wear and tear. A worn-out seal doesn't sound like an error in production or material. But it is up to your dealer.
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In order to get to the seal i must remove the fork,is that what you are suggesting?
No, watch the videos on YouTube. Most methods works without removing any parts, except oil seal. Be careful not to scratch the inner fork tube.

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ok im watching some clips on that now,i dont have a seal mate but will cut one out of plastic bottle or can one use a feeler gauge?
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-18-2020, 04:38 PM
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You can use anything thin. Worst that can happen is that you break thea lip on the seal, and have to change it 😉
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