Leaking fork seals


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msteinbrink
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Leaking fork seals

Postby msteinbrink » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:20 pm



Hey Folks,
I just replaced the fork seals and dust caps on my 83 GL1100 Interstate and they are still leaking. Could I have put the seals on upside down or are the fork tubes toast?
Thanks!
Mike



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RBGERSON
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Re: Leaking fork seals

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:55 am

Could be either..seals easy to install upside down and if the tubes have any pitting they will leak..some have had success using finger nail polish to seal pits or even JB weld..fill,polish down and good to good???
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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RB

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Re: Leaking fork seals

Postby msteinbrink » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:37 am

So then I guess my question is "which side is up?" lol

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Re: Leaking fork seals

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:29 pm

I THINK..the slight bevel on the inner lip faces down..and most of the seals have their markings on the top..but it's been awhile since I had to do a set
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: Leaking fork seals

Postby msteinbrink » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:08 pm

yep - pretty sure I put them in upside down :( Crap. Oh well, I should be better at it this next time!
Thank You!




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