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Fork leaks
« on: November 06, 2013, 10:15:49 am »
New Triumph Trophy SE with around 250 miles on it. After a ride, there is a few drops of oil (I assume it's fork oil) right under the forks. Just a few drops. Dealer says it should stop leaking in a few hundred miles, that it just takes time for the seals to seat.

Is this true? Do most of the new TTSE's forks leak during the first few hundred miles?

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Re: Fork leaks
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 10:21:17 am »
your dealer's answer sounds quite weird to me..... :114:
some of our members have effectively suffered from leaking forks but I don't recall any of them saying that it would dry out after a while.
I'm sure you have read this thread:
https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,217.0.html
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Re: Fork leaks
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 10:39:40 am »
*Originally Posted by Verdun95 [+]
your dealer's answer sounds quite weird to me..... :114:
some of our members have effectively suffered from leaking forks but I don't recall any of them saying that it would dry out after a while.
I'm sure you have read this thread:
https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,217.0.html
No, but I just read about half of it. I will read the rest a bit later. Past my bed time. But that was interesting about the assembly grease and such. I guess I will just have to wait and see what happens.

But if  it does stops leaking, I will wonder if it all leaked out!

Thanks for the info!

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Re: Fork leaks
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 07:24:35 pm »
It was all said in the very last message:

"There is a gap between the dust seal & fork seal and this is where the assembly grease is. Took mine back to the dealer 3 times for a clean up and has been perfect ever since. Now got over 7k up.
The dealer and I were sceptical on Triumphs diagnosis but they have proven correct."


Thanks again, I see it's most likely nothing to be concerned with, is even expected on new TTSE's, in most cases.

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Re: Fork leaks
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2013, 12:53:43 am »
I was taking an advanced rider course on my new Trophy today (dec 16 2013). The left fork leaked all day. I only had 57 miles on it. Now I have 75 miles. Dealer is over 2 hours away and can't promise a fix. The upper radiator hose leaked a little antifreeze today too. I hope the fork leak stops on it own.

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Re: Fork leaks
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2013, 01:30:58 am »
Kvette81. I assume CC means Corpus Christi.  You mean there is no Triumph dealer in Corpus Christi. BTW does your name mean you have an 81 Vette?
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Re: Fork leaks
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2013, 04:04:18 am »
Two hours away = Alamo BMW/Triumph in SA

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Re: Fork leaks
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2013, 06:25:51 am »
*Originally Posted by kvette81 [+]
I was taking an advanced rider course on my new Trophy today (dec 16 2013). The left fork leaked all day. I only had 57 miles on it. Now I have 75 miles. Dealer is over 2 hours away and can't promise a fix. The upper radiator hose leaked a little antifreeze today too. I hope the fork leak stops on it own.
My small fork leak totally stopped at around 400 miles / 644 clicks.

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