Fork Seals....again

Ernest Montague afm199 at
Wed Oct 15 16:47:43 PDT 2008

feel the fork tubes above the dust seal, first by hand and then 
thumbnail.  You may find some scratches, dings, or sharp edges. Rub 
them out with some 200 or finer emory paper. That should do it, unless 
the tubes are scored lengthwise.

On Oct 15, 2008, at 4:41 PM, Byron Morgan wrote:

> Cursory information, '99 SV Basically stock. about 30k miles...i think.
> Just had both fork seals replaced mid august. Took 2 tries then, and 
> now
> they're leaking again. Mechanic (non-dealer, but reputed to be a good 
> mech)
> says there's nothing else he can do, aka he doesn't want to fool with 
> it
> anymore. *shrug*
> anyway
> I need suggestions on what to do now. Budget is way tight on this, 
> otherwise
> I'd trade it for a new bike.
> And it has to be reasonably easy. I've got mechanical skill, and 
> limited
> machine shop access.
> Thanks all,
> Byron
> Ecru, Mississippi.

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