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Have had the bike for few months getting ready for MoT , Passed now, after getting bike back to my place noticed the next day oil leak on decking (see pic) I thought the seals looked pretty good, as did mot inspector lol.. Only little bump was riding onto Decking , 4 inched.. right seal leaking.. Do they just go brittle with age ??? it hadnt had mot for last 5 years before i owned it....

was planning on getting back on then road next week, can you just keep riding for a few months ? or is it better to do straightaway ?



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Well they come off easy enough - i.e. without damaging them - so you could, but when I did mine I changed the seals and dust seal too.

You'll need fork oil too as that comes out during the change.

When I did mine, I installed motorworks bellows gaiters onto the forks at the same time. I haven't had to change a fork seal in the 3 years since.
They are a bit pricey but I use mine through the winter so thought it was worth it.

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You could reuse the dust seal if money is tight. Before you buy stuff, check for wear to the bushes. With the front wheel off the ground, push/pull the bottom of the fork legs. If there’s significant movement then buy a set of bushes too. Personally I would just do the lot. Nothing worse than half doing something and having to revisit it in a few months time.
 

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If unable to get exact snug fit, suggest getting just under and put a slit to expand snugly round fork tube,
main point is that it's square at business end , smooth off any rough edges, lube seal so easier to get into position and save potential damage
 

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Hi mate not wanting to put you off but,when i did mine they where a right Bar Steward,one fell apart,piece of piss,but the other,took more days to split than i care to remember,good luck :thumb:
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Hi mate not wanting to put you off but,when i did mine they where a right Bar Steward,one fell apart,piece of piss,but the other,took more days to split than i care to remember,good luck :thumb:
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blimey ,,,, did you beat it on with a kango (jack hammer) I am thinking of using 40mm plastic water pipe cut off nice and square, slit it to allow to expand 1mm, wrap with some lead flashing, neatly for a bit of weighty slide hammer type action I am in construction so wont cost me anything
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The little bugga was jammed solid,so I had to try and chisel it out
without damaging the fork leg,trouble was all the pulling buggered
up the bushes, so I had to replace those aswell, if yours pull out like
the first one I did, there a piece of ��
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That fork seal driver looks sweet but I just used some 40 mm soil pipe split like kuyajonathan said.

As for pulling the old seal out - mine came out after a few good tugs on the forks legs/stanchions.

Good luck.
 
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