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O-Man 11-14-2012 07:14 PM

Leaking Fork
 
My new blue F8GS has a leaking left fork, with only 300+ miles. Anyone else have this problem?http://gswrr.smugmug.com/gallery/set...lbumKey=sQZ485

http://gswrr.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...529138_sQZ485/

JRWooden 11-15-2012 05:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by O-Man (Post 20046636)
My new blue F8GS has a leaking left fork, with only 300+ miles. Anyone else have this problem?http://gswrr.smugmug.com/gallery/set...lbumKey=sQZ485

http://gswrr.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...529138_sQZ485/

Sorry for your troubles....
I've been on the forum for about 4 years now and fork leaking problems seem to be rare.
IIRC you get the "low mileage" award! Some honor eh?
Likely some assembly error or out-of-box defective part ... :-(

MCMXCIVRS 11-15-2012 07:06 AM

While it's not unusual to have leaks at low mileage due to grit getting into the seals, that does seem pretty early for a leak. Unless you got into some bad mud or something off road, I'd say most likely a manufacturing issue. Go see the dealer for warranty. While their at it, have them slip some neoprene fork protectors on to reduce the chances of future problems.

PatrickM 11-15-2012 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by O-Man (Post 20046636)
My new blue F8GS has a leaking left fork, with only 300+ miles. Anyone else have this problem?http://gswrr.smugmug.com/gallery/set...lbumKey=sQZ485

http://gswrr.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...529138_sQZ485/

It happened to me. Dealer tore it down, recognized they didn't have the right parts to replace the seals (too new) and after some cleaning, buttoned her back up.

Hasn't leaked since.

KTM250rm 11-16-2012 08:01 AM

Slide down the external wiper and take a piece of camera film and slide a corner of the film under the fork seal and work up and down all around the seal. If you got a piece of dirt, it will work it out. Pump the forks 3 - 4 times and if it still leaks, repeat the process..


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