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Offline Dobby

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Ring around forks advice
« on: July 01, 2018, 08:47:31 PM »
Hi all I seem to be getting a very slight what looks like grease or oil ring around both forks after a rideout where the forks compress is this the seal have gone or just a little grease has anyone else had anything like this or seal go

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Re: Ring around forks advice
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2018, 10:24:57 PM »
wipe the forks clean before the next ride. They should remain clean. If not fork seals might be weeping. Its not a big job, but well worth checking out.... :305:
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Re: Ring around forks advice
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 07:51:47 AM »
I have the same thing happening on my bike. I have wiped it with my fingers to see if it was oily it was not. I did speak to my dealer who said it was from the bushes. I will be keeping an eye on it if it gets worse I will take it to the miles

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Re: Ring around forks advice
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 10:38:15 AM »
A small ring of greasey film is normal - without it, the seals would be running on bare dry chrome and it would tear them up.
Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesnt get any worse - if so, speak to the dealer
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Re: Ring around forks advice
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2018, 11:34:10 AM »
I had same issue with mine. Dealer said was just too generous amount of grease behind dust seals. Since then have a small amount of film on fork tubes which is normal. If it was a blown seal it would be obvious.

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Re: Ring around forks advice
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2018, 11:46:19 AM »
My bike is the same and also my previous XR - a small ring is normal, a lot of oil weeping however is not

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Re: Ring around forks advice
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2018, 12:17:01 PM »
Just had new fork seal fitted on left fork,you'll soon know if your fork seals gone as it pours out , mine weeped for a couple of days then just popped, so hopefully just as others have said just grease from dust caps,

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Re: Ring around forks advice
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2018, 12:35:26 PM »
A penguin pulls into a gas station to fuel up his XR and he notices some leakage on the front forks. He goes in to pay for the gas and buys a Cornetto.

He comes back to his bike and a walrus is checking out the bike - looks up an says "looks like you've blown a seal"

The penguin says - nah I'm just eating ice cream.
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Re: Ring around forks advice
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2018, 12:43:03 PM »
How can you be so upbeat on a Bloody Monday.  :001:
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Re: Ring around forks advice
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2018, 01:19:05 PM »
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