Fork seal leaking need help - 600RR.net
Troubleshooting Having trouble with your bike? Common know issues or trobuleshooting questions here.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-11-2012, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
Training Wheel Hero
 
blueshark515's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Pampa TX
Posts: 24
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Fork seal leaking need help

I'm somewhat new to some of the maintenance on bikes so I wanted to post on here to see if the issue I have is common. The problem I have is that my bike sit outside for a couple days and the temps got up to about 105 both days and on the second day I came outside and noticed that my left fork had leaked a little (enough to put a 50 cent sized spot on the concrete) cleaned off what was on the fork and moved the bike inside while I was out of town. When I returned it hadn't leaked anymore. So what I really need to know is this from the seal expanding from the heat or is this a sign of needing to replace the fork seals, any advice would be greatly appreciated
blueshark515 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-11-2012, 09:06 PM
World Superbike Racer
 
speeddeamon88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,583
Thanks: 222
Thanked 101 Times in 91 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i think somebody has ridden wheelie's on it?

MachineGunMyers - Xbox gamertag
The X's #1 Fan™
speeddeamon88 is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-11-2012, 09:25 PM
Moto GP Racer
 
tenjin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 8,768
Thanks: 36
Thanked 367 Times in 258 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by blueshark515 View Post
I'm somewhat new to some of the maintenance on bikes so I wanted to post on here to see if the issue I have is common. The problem I have is that my bike sit outside for a couple days and the temps got up to about 105 both days and on the second day I came outside and noticed that my left fork had leaked a little (enough to put a 50 cent sized spot on the concrete) cleaned off what was on the fork and moved the bike inside while I was out of town. When I returned it hadn't leaked anymore. So what I really need to know is this from the seal expanding from the heat or is this a sign of needing to replace the fork seals, any advice would be greatly appreciated
Well the heat isn't an issue....

My bike is constantly in 115. - 120 degree temps and it's not leaking nor does any other bike in az

So yea bad seals


Sent from my Motorcycle iPhone app


DDM 55w 7k HID
Sliders
Black Vortex Rearsets
R&G Bar Ends
Black passenger pegs
JPR Shorty levers
Drive Systems Superlight rear sprocket +2
Drive systems front sprocket -1
EK 520MVXZ black chain
Arata Ti Slipon with Ti mid pipe
Pro-Bolts black fairing bolt kit
Versah RJL Brake pads
Flushmounts
fender eliminator
Pair Delete
Bazzaz AFM

tenjin is offline  
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-11-2012, 09:31 PM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
HI OFECR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: OHIO
Posts: 1,098
Thanks: 30
Thanked 113 Times in 75 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
you can try this cheap easy first try


HI OFECR is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to HI OFECR For This Useful Post:
blueshark515 (05-13-2012)
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-11-2012, 09:45 PM
Knee Dragger
 
JP07CBR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tulsa, Ok
Posts: 192
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
^^ Try the Sealmate!! I had a slight leak in my left fork and was about to replace them till I tried that! Worked like a charm! Definitely worth the 5 bucks! Will replace the seals eventually but for a quick cheap fix it worked!


Sent from my Motorcycle iPhone app
JP07CBR is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to JP07CBR For This Useful Post:
blueshark515 (05-13-2012)
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-12-2012, 01:33 AM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sunnyvale
Posts: 541
Thanks: 1
Thanked 29 Times in 27 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Was there signs of oil on the chrome tube or just on the bottom of the axle casting?

Opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one. Some of them stink.

A bit of reading and you'll have a chance to filter the bullshit from the good oil
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-12-2012, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
Training Wheel Hero
 
blueshark515's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Pampa TX
Posts: 24
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Was there signs of oil on the chrome tube or just on the bottom of the axle casting?
Just on the axle casting
blueshark515 is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-12-2012, 09:12 AM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sunnyvale
Posts: 541
Thanks: 1
Thanked 29 Times in 27 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Any oil around the dust seal area or around the middle to top of the lower fork tube/casting?

Opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one. Some of them stink.

A bit of reading and you'll have a chance to filter the bullshit from the good oil
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-12-2012, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
Training Wheel Hero
 
blueshark515's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Pampa TX
Posts: 24
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Any oil around the dust seal area or around the middle to top of the lower fork tube/casting?
ya that sounds about right its like it just barley seeped out where dust seal meets the lower fork and it hasnt leaked anymore since and its been about 1 week now
blueshark515 is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-13-2012, 03:17 AM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sunnyvale
Posts: 541
Thanks: 1
Thanked 29 Times in 27 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yeah sounds like a seal problem. Give it a clean out with that saver tool first.
Any nicks/chips on the chrome tube, any idea if/when the seals where replaced last and or serviced?

Opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one. Some of them stink.

A bit of reading and you'll have a chance to filter the bullshit from the good oil
The Following User Says Thank You to [email protected] For This Useful Post:
blueshark515 (05-13-2012)
post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-13-2012, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
Training Wheel Hero
 
blueshark515's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Pampa TX
Posts: 24
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Not sure when the seals where last done. I know its been atleast 2 years or so cause thats how long i have owned the bike. but thanks for all the help thats one of the reasons i joined the forum is to meet cool people and to get help on things like this
blueshark515 is offline  
post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-13-2012, 11:54 AM
BOTM Winner 1/13
 
Nuttynu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: ANCHORAGE, AK
Posts: 5,872
Images: 1
Thanks: 1,849
Thanked 396 Times in 338 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Get it fix and replace, I just did mine ago. Meanwhile waiting for parts . I just wrapped a cloth around the forks so all the oil wouldn't leak down towards my rotors and rim/tires. Good luck mate !




My Ride Report :

-Alaska,The Last Frontier

-
Quote:
Originally Posted by crash a-ron View Post

"To travel by motorcycle there are 3 things- youth, time, and money. You only get 2. Pick wisely."
Nuttynu is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Nuttynu For This Useful Post:
blueshark515 (05-13-2012)
post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-13-2012, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
Training Wheel Hero
 
blueshark515's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Pampa TX
Posts: 24
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I want to thank everyone for there input on this its been a big help I'm taking the bike in for service so ill have them take a look and see about getting them replaced
blueshark515 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 600RR.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome