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My left one started leaking and I added 1 oz of this. I use this under the hood to spray on plastic parts and hoses (I put it in a spray bottle) and it really preserves things. I've had it seal up axle seal leaks and all kinds of stuff. It stopped the leak almost immediately on my left fork tube.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F223598659256

Hopefully this link I posted will work. Anyway, you can find it on eBay.
Use a shop manual to describe how to remove the top cap end get an ounce in there. After putting an ounce in and securing the top cap I just pushed up and down about 15 to 20 times on the front shocks, then took it for a ride and problem solved. 😎
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Fork oil, leaking onto brake rotors and pads, not a great idea. Fix the seal, get a Seal Mate tool and try to wipe the seal clean of debris.
that's what I was noticing, I just put the pads on too so it would be a shame if they got contaminated.

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I was speaking of a divine being, not real men. Or are you a false god? (small g) edit: Not looking to stir sh## up with you or anyone else, but since you egotistically chose that screen name, you absolutely are going to catch sh## from some of us.
haha yes I knew this name was trouble when I made my account. And I don't suit your standard model of the judeo-christian God but I think that goes without saying; then again flat Earth theorists are still a thing so maybe the obvious still needs to be said. But I am a god of sorts. We all are if you think about it. Though, on the Technical forum id like to keep the posts relevant to the topic. As these posts are here not only to benefit the OP(me) but also for all current and future Vtx riders that may have a similar question.
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My left one started leaking and I added 1 oz of this. I use this under the hood to spray on plastic parts and hoses (I put it in a spray bottle) and it really preserves things. I've had it seal up axle seal leaks and all kinds of stuff. It stopped the leak almost immediately on my left fork tube.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F223598659256

Hopefully this link I posted will work. Anyway, you can find it on eBay.
Use a shop manual to describe how to remove the top cap end get an ounce in there. After putting an ounce in and securing the top cap I just pushed up and down about 15 to 20 times on the front shocks, then took it for a ride and problem solved. 😎
That seems like something that might work, but seeing as how I needed my bike the next day it won't work in my case. I've had luck with other forms of "oil stabilizers" in the past. I appreciate your response, few people have the wherewithal to write a coherent response, let alone post links to boot! Thanks

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that's what Jim Jones said.
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Hopefully this link I posted will work. Anyway, you can find it on eBay.
Use a shop manual to describe how to remove the top cap end get an ounce in there. After putting an ounce in and securing the top cap I just pushed up and down about 15 to 20 times on the front shocks, then took it for a ride and problem solved. 😎
That seems like something that might work, but seeing as how I needed my bike the next day it won't work in my case. I've had luck with other forms of "oil stabilizers" in the past. I appreciate your response, few people have the wherewithal to write a coherent response, let alone post links to boot! Thanks
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