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Fork Seal Busted

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by patske, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. Hey guys,
    I've noticed that on my fizzer the left fork seal is busted and leaking oil, not pouring out but enough for me to notice it was residing on the side of the piston near the brakes. It was kind of weaping when I bought the bike and now it looks shot. I'm gonna have to replace it but from the sounds of it I can't do it on my own, (big job and I just don't have the tools or the time).

    So what I need to know is does anyone know a good mechanic that will do the job for me? in SYDNEY. Also does anyone have a rough Idea of how much it will cost? Obviously I will get them [fork seals] both replaced while I'm at it. I'm still riding the bike now since the other piston is sort of carrying the shot one but I do notice it dives alot more under brakes.
  2. pat pat pat :(:(:(:(

    hope it doesnt cost too much

    you are getting raped in the arse mate
  3. not a hard job if you want to do it yourself.
  4. I don't have the patience or the time to do it myself =\. I think I need an air wrench to tighten up some bolts too a mechanic told me but I don't have one. I'll ring action MC in parra and see if they will do it.

    yep just rang them, 300 bux =\ BAH
  5. $300!!
    I shopped around down here in Melbourne when my seals went at the end of last year. I thought $170 was a rip. Next time i'm going to give them a go myself...
  6. sheesh 170 would be sweet.
    I rang 3 places that I can get to from where I am.

    Castle Hill Motorcycles = $260 for fork seal replacement

    Bike Biz parra = 300 for fork seal replacement

    Action MC = $300-330 for fork seal replacement and brakes?

    the guy at action MC asked me if the oil is on the brake pads and I said well it's dripped down the piston not really on the brakes and he said yeah gonna have to replace the brakes once the oils on em you can't get it off. I was like yeah watever just book me in. I can tell em what I want when I go there.
    He said something about the brakes being 40bux or something I don't know if that means times 2 or what.

    If I had the time to do the shit myself I would but I just don't have any spare time these days
  7. He's right that if oil has got onto the pad material they should be replaced. Usually though, it doesn't, so check before you give them the go-ahead.

    In most cases that I know of fork seal replacement requires a few specialised tools, but it varies with models of course.

    If you can watch the guy do it when it's in the shop, you will be able to do it next time yourself. :)

    Also, examine the fork sliders carefully. If the oil has been leaking for a while, it attracts dust that mixes with the oil into a fine grinding paste that will abrade the chrome finish on the fork sliders.

    If this has happened, you can't fix that and will have to get a new fork slider/s as well.
  8. sheeet, hopefully that hasn't happened. I noticed that when I got the bike it was damp like weaping from the seal but not leaking like it is now, even now it's not continuously leaking but it seems to have spurt out a bit maybe when I hit a pothole or something, It got worse after I went for a wet ride and then dried the bike, I wiped around the forks and yeah probably made it worse then.