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03 sp2 Front forks

Whats up guys.

Ive had my front fork seals changed now for the third time. Any suggestions on how to keep em from leaking within two months of having em done?

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Have them done right and stop doing wheelies seriously though I have 16k on mine and never been replaced. No leaks

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Use OEM seals...get the shop to check PROPERLY for true and small nicks and gouges.



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I ordered OEM seals and took em in last time. Hopefully there are no nicks in the forks. Thanks guys. What about the seal cleaner tool, wast of money or worth a try?

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I ordered OEM seals and took em in last time. Hopefully there are no nicks in the forks. Thanks guys. What about the seal cleaner tool, wast of money or worth a try?
I've never used it on a street bike...it was always a dirt bike thing I thought?

Also if you take them in again make sure they check if the fork tubes are true...



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Also if you take them in again make sure they check if the fork tubes are true...
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Just say'n, 30,000 miles plus on original OEM seals....

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33k on originals here n just replaced cause they started leaking while deployed.

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I had mine replaced due to having gold valves and new springs installed. Less that 10K on the clock


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