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Leak from forks

Looking to see if someone can answer some of my questions, one of my forks is leaking slowly and I am wondering if I should just replace the seals or have them rebuilt; difference? I have a 06' w/ 13K miles on them. My right fork seems to be fine with no leakage. If the left one is leaking like that, should only the seals be replaced? How come one fork shitted on me and the other is fine? What should I do and how much should I be looking to spend if brought to the shops? Thanks!

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How come one fork shitted on me and the other is fine? What should I do and how much should I be looking to spend if brought to the shops? Thanks!
Because my man, if they both gave out at the same time it would be an incredible coincidence! One always goes before the other.

Replace both fork seals.

There's a number of threads on here that shows you how to do it. Everyone that finishes the job agrees... this is one of those things you don't need a shop to do. Save your dough!

https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.p...ace+fork+seals

https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=106639


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I just did my fork seals on my 04 and it sounds like it is a tough job, but it is actually a piece of cake. And yes, you should replace both seals and get new fluid. I can send you the PDF files on how to do it if you want.

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Because my man, if they both gave out at the same time it would be an incredible coincidence! One always goes before the other.

Replace both fork seals.

There's a number of threads on here that shows you how to do it. Everyone that finishes the job agrees... this is one of those things you don't need a shop to do. Save your dough!

https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.p...ace+fork+seals

https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=106639
Yea, I been reading them. I was thinking of doing it myself but I don't have the time or tools to do it right now, plus my track day is next week lol.

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I just did my fork seals on my 04 and it sounds like it is a tough job, but it is actually a piece of cake. And yes, you should replace both seals and get new fluid. I can send you the PDF files on how to do it if you want.
I may consider doing it if I can open up some time in my schedule and then borrowing some tools from friends. Can ya send me the pdf file just in case I do do it by myself. My email is [email protected].

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You really don't need any special tools. The only really special tool you will need is a torque wrench and a 2' long section of 2" PVC pipe to drive the seals own. All you need to do is take the seals out of both forks and put both of the old seals over the new seal, and slide the PVC pipe over the fork tube and hit them down with a hammer. The old seals will protect the new seal from getting damaged. Works great!

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Would it be okay to replace the seals for that one fork or should I do the other even though it is fine? I only ask because I am tight on funds ATM. Thanks.

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Do them both. If one goes the other is bound to go sometime soon. Plus it saves you the hassle of taking the upper cowl off twice. I am still trying to figure out how to email just the few pages of the manual for the forks.

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