Front right caliper leaking


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JoBoy68
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Front right caliper leaking

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Last season I noticed brake fluid on my right front disk got a kit and put new seals in now again my disk is wet and the brake pads are soaked and everything in the front of the bike has brake fluid with dirt stuck to it, the leak is small because I only had to put brake fluid in once this season thinking it is a bad set of seals but two bad sets in a row I am going to take the caliper off tomorrow and try to put it under pressure to see where it is leaking from any one else have a problem like this or have any ideas


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Re: Front right caliper leaking

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If there is damage or corrosion on the pistons, they will need to be replaced. Also the seal groove in the caliper needs to be spotless. You might need to scrape the groove out with a dental pick.
JoBoy68
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Re: Front right caliper leaking

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I do not know I have not taken it apart yet I am going to have to look at all that carefully two kits and still leaking so it has to be a constant like the piston or the caliper itself
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Re: Front right caliper leaking

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There are seal kits with pistons, also, possible it's a fork seal? Just throwing that out there....
JoBoy68
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Re: Front right caliper leaking

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Fork seals are leaking also but that fluid is red and empty on that side the wet area is the brake pads well it is all coming apart replacing the start button harness putting in progressive shock rebuilding the master cylinder and both brake calipers I will track that leak down down


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