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Offline zx9landie

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very slight fron fork leak
on: September 08, 2017, 03:44:19 PM
Hi all,
Anyone had an issue with a leaking fork leg ?
Maybe I'm getting paranoid in my old age but sure mine has a very slight weep from the right leg after a long ride. I get a 'ring' at the bottom of the leg's travel but only on the right leg. I've wiped it clean 4 times but it keeps re appearing. Shown it to some biker pals who agree it's almost like the right leg is 'misting' the tube/station very slightly.
My local dealer (Vines of Guildford who supplied the bike) say they cant look at it without putting it on a ramp due to product law, not even to say - 'ur being blonde fella' by walking out from the behind the service desk & looking on their forecourt !!! wtf ???
comments please (about the possible leak & not Vines).
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Re: very slight fron fork leak
Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 05:24:59 PM
The reason why Vines want it on the ramp to look at it because as with mine their was more going on than just the seal,as for Vines  :002: best dealer in the country so lucky you.

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Re: very slight fron fork leak
Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 06:23:09 PM
I also had a slow weeping in the seal on one fork at 6,000 miles.  I had the dealer replace them both under warranty due to the low mileage.  I pointed out the BMW manual says to replace the fork oil at 18,000 miles so they expect them to last at least that long.

I believe several people have had the same issue.
Last Edit: September 08, 2017, 06:25:31 PM by GeekDroid

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Re: very slight fron fork leak
Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 04:13:35 PM

It's leaking, get it fixed, warranty all day long..
Therapy...

You'll never see a motorbike parked outside a psychiatrists.

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Re: very slight fron fork leak
Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 04:01:20 PM
On my xr 2017, also purchased from Vines, I had exactly the same issue on the right fork leg. Apparently, in my case, it was simply 'installation' grease around the dust cover coming off and its not a leaking seal.

Im keeping my eye on it to see if it returns.

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Re: very slight fron fork leak
Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 09:01:07 PM
Fork seals leaking!! There was an earlier thread than this that seems to have disappeared.

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Re: very slight fron fork leak
Reply #7 on: April 18, 2019, 07:49:07 AM
On my 2015 XR, purchased from Bahnstormers, I had exactly the same issue on the right fork leg. Apparently, in my case, it was simply 'installation' grease around the dust cover coming off and its not a leaking seal. it only show on that side, mine has 34,000 miles as seals still ok

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Re: very slight fron fork leak
Reply #8 on: April 23, 2019, 09:01:06 PM
Same on my 2015 xr right fork leg (non ESA). Came on at about 19500 miles.  Tried the youtube fix with the plastic tool (home made cut out of a plastic milk bottle), seems to have worked, back to a slight haze only with no rings.

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Re: very slight fron fork leak
Reply #9 on: April 25, 2019, 12:44:03 PM
Had right side replaced under warranty on my bike at around 12k miles. 2015 bike.

 



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