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    Front fork seals
    on: Aug 08, 2019, 09.55 pm
    Aug 08, 2019, 09.55 pm
    I noticed some fork oil on one of my forks about 3 weeks ago.  Tried to use a seal mate to potentially remove any dirt, but the leak remains.

    This seems to be the only post I can find on somebody that fixed it themselves
    https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,4770.8.html

    If I have my local dealer do it I am looking at about $360.

    Seems I could round up the specialty tools and seals and still save myself $160.

    Anybody else done this themselves?

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    Re: Front fork seals
    Reply #1 on: Aug 09, 2019, 02.23 pm
    Aug 09, 2019, 02.23 pm
    I was told by my dealer that mine are leaking as well. Just starting to research it.
    How many miles on yours?
    Mine was in for the 20k service when he noticed.
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    Re: Front fork seals
    Reply #2 on: Aug 09, 2019, 03.28 pm
    Aug 09, 2019, 03.28 pm
    I am at 18,000 miles.  I have been watching plenty of videos on various bikes (not yet found one with the SE) and it doesn’t appear too difficult.

    When I called the dealer about the seals i also asked about the 20k service.  $1100 :233:

    He did say that was worst case with valves needing shimming, etc.  I am half tempted to give that a shot this winter.

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    Re: Front fork seals
    Reply #3 on: Aug 09, 2019, 03.53 pm
    Aug 09, 2019, 03.53 pm
    Just picked mine back up Wednesday.
    4 of the 6 exhaust side shims needed to be changed.
    1327 USD.  Ugh.

    Told me the fork seal job would be 550 USD.
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    Re: Front fork seals
    Reply #4 on: Aug 09, 2019, 03.56 pm
    Aug 09, 2019, 03.56 pm
    I'm tempted to try the Sealmate tool to see if it fixes the problem.

    Anybody know if the dust covers are difficult to slide down out of the way, and get back into place, if you use the Sealmate??
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    Re: Front fork seals
    Reply #5 on: Aug 09, 2019, 04.41 pm
    Aug 09, 2019, 04.41 pm
    Take off your front fender.  Dust seal is easily slid down.  I tried seal mate last week with no success. :161:

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    Re: Front fork seals
    Reply #6 on: Aug 10, 2019, 07.52 am
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    *Originally Posted by Xsv [+]
    I am at 18,000 miles.  I have been watching plenty of videos on various bikes (not yet found one with the SE) and it doesn’t appear too difficult.

    When I called the dealer about the seals i also asked about the 20k service.  $1100 :233:

    He did say that was worst case with valves needing shimming, etc.  I am half tempted to give that a shot this winter.

    Did that quote for the 20k service include all the oil seals and bolts that the factory workshop manual state should be replaced?
    My local dealer doesn't actually replace these items so be aware, you maybe paying for something you ain't actually getting. :084:

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    Re: Front fork seals
    Reply #7 on: Aug 14, 2019, 05.13 pm
    Aug 14, 2019, 05.13 pm
    re: the 20k service...you can save yourself considerable money by delivering the bike without bodywork on it. Just make sure you work it out in advance re: how much you'll save, etc.

    Also, dealers are notoriously expensive, and adjusting valves is a standard task that any mechanic can do. Maybe look into an indy shop?

     



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