Front Fork Seal


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lsmith490
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Front Fork Seal

Postby lsmith490 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:25 pm



My right front fork is leaking. While replacing the tire, I thought I'd replace the seal as well. Are there any step by step instructions anywhere? How long can a person go with a leaking seal before they MUST replace?



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Re: Front Fork Seal

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:45 pm

My main worry about a leaky fork seal is that it is going to leak down onto your brakes, and oily brakes simply don't work. If it's leaking, it's time to fix it.

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Re: Front Fork Seal

Postby gareva1 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:13 pm

What year is the bike? I had my fork seals replaced on my 08 as a warranty claim.

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Re: Front Fork Seal

Postby ktwgoldwing » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:43 pm

My fork seal went out the other day and when I was stopping the brakes were not grabbing very well. You should get them fixed immediately.
My buddy and I are going to use a video and replace mine. the seals cost at the honda shop about $18.00 per fork and you need to get the oil also.
I figured about $50.00 fr the material. Safty is the first thought.

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Re: Front Fork Seal

Postby ericwil45 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:19 pm

please replace both seals if not count on them destroying Brakes, front tire and it will start the wobble effect




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