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Old 24-09-12, 20:02
coffeebaron coffeebaron is offline
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Glad to hear your dealer saw sense and decided to exhibit good will, they probably realised it's more money to them in the long run. It's always a pain trying to get over a faulty bike, i've sold a few bikes for faults that I couldn't let go of even after they were fixed-particular issue of mine is a dropped bike, never the same.

If it doesn't happen again, i bet they had a trainee mechanic do it first couple of times and he bodged it
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Old 23-03-16, 11:10
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Originally Posted by oztenere View Post


+1 time on factory floor 5months

Leaking offside top fork seal 2011 xtz 4450km
oztenere what was the issue and how was it fixed? Mine is done the same.
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Old 03-10-19, 09:26
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cut an old xray scan or 35mm negative into a similar shape....free seal mate
I know this is an old thread but thought I'd post because I had a weeping fork seal and I fixed it for free with this method. The bike shop said I'd have to replace the seal... "and if I was doing one then the other one mustn't be far off so I should replace that as well..." $$$$

Anyway, googled cheap fixes and saw this post about using a Seal Mate, then Denny from the forum suggested using a piece of xray film cut into a similar shape. Well, I did it without having to remove the forks or anything; removed the dust cover, slid the film between the fork leg and the seal after cleaning the area thoroughly, basically scaping any crap out from the seal. Pumped the shocks up and down several times to reset the seal... had to do it about three times but soon no more oil leaked out and has been fine ever since.

I recommend trying this before replacing your weeping fork seals
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