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Old 04-23-2012, 12:55 AM   #1
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Blew out one of the fork seals...

Yeah, yeah, yeah... I know exactly what caused it, spare me the lecture.

Question is... What & how do I go about fixing this problem (besides keeping both wheels attached to pavement).

One of the disc & a set of pads are completely soaked (lubed) & one side wall, of the front tire.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:16 AM   #2
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2. Remove the leaking fork and take it into Motorcycles Unlimited to get it replaced.
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You will also need to get new pads. Once that oil gets on them, they are toast and it feels like half your breaking power faded away.
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Pull fork, drain remaining fluid, buy fork tools, tear fork down, slide seal off, clean everything up, put plastic bag over fork tube, slide seal over it, replace everything else how it came off, refill with oil to the level specified in FSM, install fork on bike, spray rotor & brake pad with brake cleaner really well, reassemble front end. Then start stunting again or whatever
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It's really not to hard to do if you have a few of the tools you need. It does take a little time so if you take it to the shop it will cost you. I am a horrible mechanic and I did mine for the first time a few months ago in a couple hours. Their are youtube videos that can walk you through. Take a look and you can find out if you are comfortable with tackling it.
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Zip tie and a napkin on the leaking fork
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You will also need to get new pads. Once that oil gets on them, they are toast and it feels like half your breaking power faded away.
This! New pads are a must.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:53 PM   #11
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Take down measurements of the fork height in the triple, rebound adjustment, etc before you do anything. Unless you know how to adjust the suspension yourself.

It takes patience the first time around, keep a clean table and remember what order parts are coming off. A fork seal driver may be necessary, but a fork spring compressor makes the job 10x easier definitely.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:50 PM   #12
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I just finished mine...... again,
some "special" tools are rather expensive and definitely needed.
not to mention the parts and oil
I would estimate cost from $200 to $400+ depending on your choice

I just made my own fork spring compressor, get a service manual for details and a list of tools, or pay others to do it,
each fork type is a little different as to what tools are needed.
good luck,
zip ties and shop rag on the fork can somewhat contain the mess

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I like to work on my own stuff ! I'm not afraid of getting dirty, as long as I have an idea of what I'm getting into. I watched & will rewatch some YouTube videos, as well as taking some pointers from some of you. Thanks MH
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