front fork seals leaking again


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front fork seals leaking again

Postby mcbrayer3rd » Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:41 pm



fixed them twice now, again one is leaking after about two month. I noticed that the inner fork tube had pepper like pitting (about 3 of them).
could these be the problem. :evil:


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Re: front fork seals leaking again

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:18 pm

Where are you getting your seals from??
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Re: front fork seals leaking again

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Re: front fork seals leaking again

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:44 pm

Are they Honda seals or after market. I haven't had much luck with anything other than OEM seals.

I don't think the pitting you describe would wreck a seal.
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Re: front fork seals leaking again

Postby mcbrayer3rd » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:54 pm

yes they are, after market
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Re: front fork seals leaking again

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:14 pm

Try the Honda seals. I think you'll have better luck.
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Re: front fork seals leaking again

Postby mcbrayer3rd » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:57 pm

will do...............thanx
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Re: front fork seals leaking again

Postby mcbrayer3rd » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:19 am

is there anyway to get the pitting fix or filled
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Re: front fork seals leaking again

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:23 pm

mcbrayer3rd wrote:is there anyway to get the pitting fix or filled


You can put J-B Weld on it, squeegee off the extra, then after it's cured, use very very fine polishing compound to remove any that is still on the chrome. What you should end up with is pits filled with very hard J-B Weld. It's not a permanent fix, but it will last quite a while.

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Re: front fork seals leaking again

Postby fxdwg95 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:16 pm

For pitted forks, I will take a file and file down the high spots. When the forks pit, there will be a high spot around the pit with sharp edges. Make sure to file these high spots down. The pits themselves are not a problem. The forks are so hard that the file will do very little to the good parts of the forks. If the fork seals leak immediately after installing them, you could have worn bushings. If the upper bushing is worn, replace it. The lower bushing should be replaced at the same time as the upper, but it is not as critical. You can feel slop in the forks if the bushings are bad. The bushings usually do not have excessive wear unless the fork seals fail and most of the oil leaks out. If the bike is ridden with little or no fork oil. The bushings will fail.




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