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Fork Seals Blown
« on: February 28, 2013, 03:31:59 PM »
In for the 500 miles inspection at 750 miles and both forks leaking.  Triumph is reportedly sending replacement tubes and is anxious to get the leakers returned for analysis.  I read on another forum of at least one other occurrence and was wondering how many others have had this problem.  Not overly concerned as with any new model, I expected it might have some glitches.  Besides I have a well sorted Tiger Explorer loaner to use in the interim.

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Re: Fork Seals Blown
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2013, 10:15:08 PM »
Mine are okay I think. Thanks for the info, I'll go check them in the morning.
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Re: Fork Seals Blown
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2013, 02:55:32 PM »
how do you tell? is there a visible sign of fluid leaking from the seals?    any idea how long it would take to be a problem?   like if you were on a tour and didnt notice in the morning, etc....

just curious....

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Re: Fork Seals Blown
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2013, 05:27:49 PM »
Check on a daily basis if they are leaking. When the are leaking they need sorting ASAP.

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Re: Fork Seals Blown
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2013, 05:43:28 PM »
Others claim triumph don't have seals in stock and are trying to get the tubes replaced

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Re: Fork Seals Blown
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013, 03:40:20 PM »
Replacement forks showed up Friday and bike was ready by Friday eve.  Forks, brake pads, whl bearings and seals replaced all on Triumph's dime.  From what I gathered, my forks were among some 20 sets shipped to US.  Apparently a bad lot of forks were received.  Happy to
see Triumph stepped up and resolved the problem.  Totally happy with my dealer, with Triumph and especially with the bike, best I've ever owned.

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Re: Fork Seals Blown
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013, 09:41:05 PM »
I remember a few weeks back someone had a bad front brake grabbing issue , some thought it was salt etc.
was that you Tigercat , asking re your pad replacement ...
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Re: Fork Seals Blown
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2013, 05:08:30 PM »
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No, they replace pads as a precaution.  Possible the strut fluid contaminated the pads.  Brakes were great before strut leak discovered and are still excellent.

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