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Old 11-14-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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Cry Leaking Fork

My new blue F8GS has a leaking left fork, with only 300+ miles. Anyone else have this problem?

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Old 11-15-2012, 05:16 AM   #2
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My new blue F8GS has a leaking left fork, with only 300+ miles. Anyone else have this problem?

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 ... :-(

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:06 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:03 PM   #4
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My new blue F8GS has a leaking left fork, with only 300+ miles. Anyone else have this problem?

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.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:01 AM   #5
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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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