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Old 06-01-2008, 11:02 AM   #1
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2005 F650 Fork Seals

Should a leaking fork seal be covered under warranty? There are only about 11000 miles on the bike and it is within the 3 year warranty period.

I did ask the local dealer and they said it wasn't covered, but I was reading elsewhere that there were some bikes with defective seals.

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Old 06-15-2008, 04:37 PM   #2
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According to the chain gang FAQs http://faq.f650.com/FAQs/ForksMaintFAQ.htm, there was a batch of bad seals. Some claim to have had theirs replaced under warranty. Unfortunately, there is no date, model or other information to identify when that batch of bad seals would have taken place.

The wife has 20,000 smiles on her 2006 model 650 and we are in need of replacing the right fork seal on her bike as well. Funny how it appears to always be the right side that goes first. This is not a new issue with the 650.

We will be replacing those seals ourselves within the next few weeks. I also understand that Friar Mike performed a forkseal replacement on a 2006 model last year if you don't want to deal with the dealership.
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Old 06-15-2008, 07:35 PM   #3
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Have you tried the 35mm film 'fix'?
I should buy a couple of rolls before it's gone.
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Old 06-15-2008, 07:45 PM   #4
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You mean pictures for BMOA or your attorney??
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:48 PM   #5
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Have you tried the 35mm film 'fix'?
I should buy a couple of rolls before it's gone.
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What is the 35mm film fix?
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Old 06-17-2008, 01:43 PM   #6
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the 35MM film is slipped around the fork tube to clean out crap stuck between the seal and the tube that might be causing a leak.
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:50 PM   #7
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the 35MM film is slipped around the fork tube to clean out crap stuck between the seal and the tube that might be causing a leak.
Ahhhhhh.... Thanks very much. I suspect that there might be a little piece of crud in there and I will try the film trick, of course I will use the BMW approved high dollar film instead of the stuff I have laying around.

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Old 06-17-2008, 06:51 PM   #8
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Will have to give that a try.
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