Seal mate tool


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Seal mate tool

Postby crock4 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:10 am



I have a left fork seal leaking, and a traxion dynamics set up on the front end. I talked to the installer about it, and was told he would take care of it for me. Problem is I live in Florida, and am currently in Ohio. I thought about trying to clear it with a seal mate tool. Has anyone used one on an 1800 with any success? Thought I would try that first. Local Honda shop here wants 500.00 to put new seals in it here. Thanks in advance for advice, and comments.
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Re: Seal mate tool

Postby NVSB4 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:59 pm

I've never used one, but hear that they will work if there is just some crud causing the seal to leak.
I've also heard that many just cut the shape out of a plastic jug and it works just as well.
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Re: Seal mate tool

Postby wingpilot08 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:26 pm

check out this link..he has a pfd document of the SealMate that you can print out and then use. Use a milkjug or 1liter soda bottle...

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-goldwing-technical-forum/373457-homemade-sealmate-fork-seal-repair-tool.html

At the bottom of the first post look for "ATTACHED FILE"..it will download a pdf document..worked well on my 1500 when I had it!
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Re: Seal mate tool

Postby Dusty Boots » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:03 pm

I have made them out of a 2 litre soda bottle and used them on my 1500 with great success!
Just watch the video to see how to use it.

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Re: Seal mate tool

Postby crock4 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:33 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys. I appreciate it.
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Re: Seal mate tool

Postby W3JNP » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:57 pm

I too have used the SealMate with excellent results.

The cover of a clear plastic paper folder is the perfect thickness and rigidity to make several from. Get those back to school supplies early (;->
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Re: Seal mate tool

Postby W3JNP » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:04 pm

One other thought.

When you move the dust cover out of the way there may be a build up of fork oil on top of the seal in the cup area. Try and clean up as must of this as you can before you put the dust cover back down. You'll also pull some more fork oil out when you clean out the dirt with the tool.

If you don't get this all dried up then you may see some of it on your fork after riding. This can make you think the seal is still leaking when it is not. Please don't ask how I know this.

Lastly don't forget to pump your forks several times to reseat the seal when you are done cleaning it out.

OK, that was two thoughts.

You can watch a how to video at: http://sealmate.net/


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