Leaky forks?

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Leaky forks?

Post by Razie » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:04 pm

I am checking everything and noticed evidence of a small leak from the damping adjustment screws at the bottom of the front forks.

Tis follows me checking their setting be screwing them in all the way then out 25 clicks and then riding a few hundred kms. I haven't noticed this on a bike before, but because it occurred on both it makes me think it is... Ok? The leak was not big, maybe a few drops. I re-adjusted them and noticed some bit of oil coming from the screws as I backed the out.

Anyways, I cleaned it and will keep a eye on.
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Re: Leaky forks?

Post by lcjohnny » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:59 pm

Have you bled the air out of the the forks?
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If they have built up internal pressure that may be forcing oil down the adjuster threads?

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Re: Leaky forks?

Post by Razie » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:10 am

Yes, I did - not by rising the front wheel in the air though, but by just puting the bike on the stand...

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Leaky forks?

Post by Rangoonruns » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:44 pm

Nothing to do with the leak from a screw but if anyone has a weep from a seal on the forks
And I have ha a few on my ktm 400 exc
They can be dealt with by sliding a feeler gauge up and wiping around the leg
This usually removes a small bit of debris that can be trapped between seal and stanchion
Oh and you will lose a little oil when doing this but quicker than changing out seals
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Leaky forks?

Post by ohpyramids » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:28 pm

Going to try the feelers and fork bleed today. My right fork is creating a mess on the caliper.

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