Front left Brake leak


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FireCapt143
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Front left Brake leak

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Hi, I found a puddle under my front end today. I pulled off the fairings on the left side of the forks and found alot of wetness from what looks like a master cylider that sits high on the back of the left fork. Any help with how to troubleshoot this would be appreciated. Thanks


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Re: Front left Brake leak

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Left side leak always raises the specter of a fork seal leak first, given they blow frequently due to a stuck ADV. Are you sure it isn't fork oil?
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Re: Front left Brake leak

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tamathumper wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:49 am Left side leak always raises the specter of a fork seal leak first, given they blow frequently due to a stuck ADV. Are you sure it isn't fork oil?
My first thought also was a fork seal leak - especially on the left side because that is the one that typically fails first.
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