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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-07-2017, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Removed the PCIII today. Have been having problems with bike cutting out and was unable to fix it any other way.

Also, as part of the troubleshooting, did the ground fix again paying particular attention to the front coil ground, and cleaned and tightened battery terminals.

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Took to bike shop in Albuquerque today to have front forks re-sealed - right side is leaking

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Removed the PCIII today. Have been having problems with bike cutting out and was unable to fix it any other way.

Also, as part of the troubleshooting, did the ground fix again paying particular attention to the front coil ground, and cleaned and tightened battery terminals.
Also as part of the troubleshooting, installed new spark plugs, again using Autolite xp3924

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Took to bike shop in Albuquerque today to have front forks re-sealed - right side is leaking
I've heard that most of the time you don't usually need new seals, but just need to remove the debris or dirt that is causing the seal to leak, and there is a tool you can get for about $5 to do that with. You might even be able to use a thin laminated card to do the job. Just run it around the top of the seals to pull out any stuff that's allowing them to leak.
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thanks Jammerwalker. I've heard of people doing that on dirt bikes. I've also seen a product that works in a similar way called Sealmate, but have only seen pictures of it being used on dirt bikes. Have you ever had any luck just cleaning it ?
BTW I took my bike to J & D on Quincy right behind Bobby J's Yamanha - have you ever heard of them ?

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Got bike back today. Shop installed 'leakproofseals' brand seal kits, no leak. Also went from 10w fork oil to 15w. Ride a little stiffer, more fire but better. Discovered during the fork rebuild that I already had progressive springs and didn't know it.
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1 year and seals leaking both sides. Got a sealmate gadget worked on the leaks last 2 weekends. Got right fork leak 100% stopped not leaking at all. Left fork close to stopped. Left fork will leave a thin light ring near the bottom if the forks bottom out or come close on a rough road but not building up or dripping and no sign of fork oil unless iv been on a rough road.
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42260 miles Changed oil filter, topped off oil

With almost 5000 miles on the last oil change ( used Mobil 1 Racing 4T and a K&N filter ), I put a new oil filter on today ( walmart Supertech ST6607, the blue one there is also a black one and a white one )
and added 1/2 quart of Mobile 1 Racing 4T oil which brought the level up exactly to the full mark. Also noticed what looks like some micro-cracks on the rear tire that I need to look at closer.

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New Rear tire this weekend. Bought a Dunlop American Elite from Cycle Gear, took them the rim and they mounted it. Put it back on the bike today. Got a new 90 degree angle valve stem. Got the road hazard warranty for the tire. Cleaned the splines and put a new coat of Honda 77 assembly paste on, put a thin coat of paste on the axle as well. Torqued the axle to 81 foot pounds.

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42750 miles forks rebuilt

Rebuilt front forks last Monday, October 8th. New seals and bushings - all Honda OEM parts this time. Went back to 10wt fork oil. Last seal job leakproofseals were used, did not last but barely 1 year and started leaking. Last time I did not replace the bushings and should have. This time I did it right. 42750 miles.

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