Fork Seals....again

Wendell Crain wendell_crain at
Wed Oct 15 19:49:45 PDT 2008

Seals could have been installed upside down or cheap un-brand fleabay seals. If the tubes are in good shape, get OEM seals, make a seal driver using PVC and do-it-yourself.

> Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 18:41:03 -0500
> From: odiekokee at
> To: sv650 at
> Subject: Fork Seals....again
> 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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