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Ok, i've replaced my left front fork seals, bushings, slidder bushing, dust cover etc, 4 freak'n times now. I had not problems with it till I updated the hardware. Figured while I was in swaping the springs, I would put in new parts; 40, 000 miles. Anyway, right side works great. left side, keeps leaking... :roll:
DOESN ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT I CAN CHECK OR HOW TO FIX THIS ISSUE? I've been asking on all the boards and no one has been able to respond. This is fustrating, cuase there are only 7 freak'n pieces. I don't think I bent the fork or damaged it because it was working fine until I pulled out the old seals. ANYONE?
 

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1. Seals in upside down.
2. Scratch on fork leg.
3. Seal deformed during instalation.
4. Wrong seal.
5. Too much fork oil.
6. Seal installed dry.
7. Dirt in fork leg.
 

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take some 35mm camera film and work it up under the seal and see if any dirt comes out.

this is a dirt bike trick that stops leaky seals fairly well.
 

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My guess is the seal is upside down, I put mine in wrong the first time then i ordered all the new internal hardware and installed them upside down again. 3rd time was a charm when I figured out it was me installing the seals updide down. The directions that come with the seals are for standard forks and the 1800 has inverted forks, so the seals go in opposite to the directions.
 

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I put mine in wrong the first time then i ordered all the new internal hardware and installed them upside down again. 3rd time was a charm when I figured out it was me installing the seals updide down.
WOW :shock: That really sucks! I'm glad I had the shop do mine. They weren't cheap, but I'm sure I would have done the same if not worse!!!! :wink:
 
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Film trick worked on mine for a while.
I used a piece of plastic cut from a "for sale" sign.
Cost nothing to try!!!!
 

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Mike OK said:
My guess is the seal is upside down, I put mine in wrong the first time then i ordered all the new internal hardware and installed them upside down again. 3rd time was a charm when I figured out it was me installing the seals updide down. The directions that come with the seals are for standard forks and the 1800 has inverted forks, so the seals go in opposite to the directions.
Ok sounds good. i'll give it a go first thing in the am. :wink: Thanks to everyone for the input. I posted this on 5 vtx boards and this is the only one that gave any advice, sound advice anyway.
(man I hope this works cause if its a scratched slide tube, Im screwed. they are over $300)
 

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maskedman72 said:
take some 35mm camera film and work it up under the seal and see if any dirt comes out.

this is a dirt bike trick that stops leaky seals fairly well.
Sounds good. NICE PIC! :D
 
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