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good day you all....

How big of a problem is it when one of my forks is leaking a little bit of oil?
 

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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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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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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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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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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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i dont have a seal mate
The SeaMate® is nothing but a thin piece of plastic, cut to the shape of a thick "S" (Yes, I have got myself one.) Somebody has been smart enough to marketi it and make money on it. I also have the SealDoctor®. The first I got from an employer for testing, the second I bought because you never know if you have a PET bottle when you need one 😏 I've yet to use them, but I have them with me on long trips. In my workshop I usually take the fork tubes apart and change the seals, 'cause they're cheap consumables.
 

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Also the previous comment of a feeler gauge is a very good solution, I carry one on long trips for exactly that, millions of seals have been changed over the years needlessly, that just need something small dislodging, a feeler gauge is very useful.
 

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I cleaned out the dust seal and the actual seal and the leakage is considerably less,but think i will have to replace it some time soon.Does any one know the sizes of the two seals,i think of replacing them myself and the oil to use?
 

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I don't have the dimensions and I would propably just order them by bike mode, if I had to change minel. Any motorcycle parts dealer propably has suitable seals. If you want the OEM parts, you can find the partnumber from a workshop manual or from many different sources on the web. Here is one good source for BMW part numbers. As you haven't revealed what model of BMW G310 you have, I've put the link to the GS model, because I have a shortcut to that in my browser. And as your signature shows no location, it's not easy to advice you of where it's best to by the fork seals, should you want to buy them over the counter.
 

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They won’t be due yet the leakage was probably after transport then a bit of something got stuck in the seal, if you work around with a feeler gauge or similar and then use them they will be fine for thousands of km’s 😁😁😎
 

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I wouldn't use a feeler gauge for clearing the seals due to the sharp edges and the possibility of damaging the seals. I prefer to use a plastic strip with rounded edges.
 
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