Fork Seals - a thought

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Re: Fork Seals - a thought

Post by AllanP » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:33 pm

I picked up my bike from the dealers after some warranty work on different issues. While it was in the shop, they also moved the dust boots and cleaned the fork seals using a fork seal cleaning tool like Charliektm400exc suggested. I'll keep you informed if it makes a difference.

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Re: Fork Seals - a thought

Post by Tancakar » Thu May 11, 2017 2:58 pm

i never concern about this, my fork been bleeding long time , try to open the dust caps couldn't do it and left it like it. if its broken KTM has to fix it, as i use the bike and they can see its bleeding and they dont do anything about it. fuck them.

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Re: Fork Seals - a thought

Post by Aussie Dave » Fri May 12, 2017 7:21 am

Fork seals happy now......only normal faint dust rings to show how brave I've been :lol: or how bumpy the road was.......

Remember, KTM dealership mechanics are people too...... if you ask nicely, they will help..... my guys would do anything for me (well, almost anything.... ;) )..... but I also know how poorly their corporate managers treat them - giving minimal time to sort bikes out....money money money.....no time....next bike......hurry up...sorry you're no good, your fired....you tried to help the customer and took too long on that bike... :x.. we've a business to run.....harden up! :shock:

My only problem is with the 1290GT being so reliable, I rarely visit the dealership (we've shifted our workplace and it's not on my way home etc or I'm always off in the hills riding the bloody thing), which means i'm at risk of being forgotten until the next scheduled service..... :lol: oh well, I can always drop in and buy some more oil and check out the fast moving SDGT/R stock.....wonder if they have the SA-S in yet (just curious - not looking to replace the GT)....hmmm, Saturday tomorrow..... :roll:...should drop in after coffee with the Ducati Despicables + 1 Harley Desperado... :lol: (actually, he can ride that pig real quick....stopping it quickly might be a problem......).

Ps Tried to drop in for a chat but alas (was in the car) no parking spots available.......damned drizzly weather :lol: ......another time ;)
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Re: Fork Seals - a thought

Post by AllanP » Wed May 17, 2017 3:30 am

My bike has 4124miles/6598kms on it now. These are a couple of pics taken yesterday 680miles/1088km since the dealer cleaned the fork seals. I haven't washed the bike since then or ridden in the rain and there is definitely a lot less oil than before. Don't know if this is the fork cleaning or the seals bedding in or a combination of both, but its a big improvement and I'll take it.

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Crappy pic of the left leg
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Re: Fork Seals - a thought

Post by Aussie Dave » Fri May 19, 2017 9:04 am

Yeah, that looks more normal ;) Mark that one off the score card as complete. 8-)

Mine are much the same .....just that I had a couple of score marks that I had to cross hatch sand to stop the oil escaping.......now if only I hadn't got scared when I used that 'seal mate' tool......anyway, got the same result.
:D so it's all good for now!
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