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fork oil leak   Technical-Bikes

Started Jul-11 by jas2048; 450 views.
jas2048

From: jas2048

Jul-11

Just discovered an oil leak of one of my forks (left when sitting on the bike). How difficult is it to remove & replace the seal(s) and should I just change both the left and right at the same time since I don't know if they are original to the bike or not? 

Donn (99Orton)

From: Donn (99Orton)

Jul-12

Yes do both of them, it's not really hard to do. Here is some info from the wKB.....V-Star 1100 Wiki Knowledge Base - Forks (google.com) and a link to the manual...V-Star 1100 Wiki Knowledge Base - 8 Library (google.com)

jas2048

From: jas2048

Jul-12

Thanks a bunch Donn, the video is worth it's weight in gold. Watching the fork cap come off set my mind at ease as I was concerned as to the amount of pressure the fork spring exerts on the fork cap. It looks quite manageable and not too excessive. The step by step process shown was especially helpful.

Thanks again Donn.

JONSMITH

From: JONSMITH

Jul-17

I just did my seals for the first time a few weeks ago. I recommend a seal driver. I bought the motion pro 41mm driver on Amazon for $50. Its yours for $30 + shipping if interested. 
 

Ensure you have the correct fork seals, new copper washers, fork oil, and dust seals before you tear them down. I had the wrong seals and learned the hard way to compare the new seals to old ones before attempting to install them. 
 

I would also recommend slider bushings if your bike has high mileage. Everything except the oil in my forks had 123k miles on them. Hope that helps.

 
Jon

HerbSouth

From: HerbSouth

Jul-17

Donn Corleonee?

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