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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Front forks/shocks leaking oil

My 2005 super glide custom front forks are leaking oil from the top of one of the shocks. How is this fixed? What does it cost?
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Very top? or Top of the lower leg?
If it is leaking at the very top near bars, you may just get away with a new cap seal.

If it is at the seal on the lower leg, you will need to pull the forks and rebuild.

Cost...
Service manual 50.00
Rebuild kit 10.00
Fork oil 15.00

Time, what ever you think your time is worth.

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Before you go rebuilding the shocks, if it is from the lower leg, i think their is a way to clean those seals without disassembling the forks.

Pm Dave63 if it comes to that because I think he is the person who said it and I read it somewhere on here.

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Sometimes dirt gets past the dust boot and gets trapped in the seal allowing it to leak. I've used film negatives to sneak past the dust boot and slip it down in to where the seal is. Run it around where the seal meets the stanchion and try to clear any dirt or grime trapped and in there. They sell tools to do this as well popular with dirt bike riders. Film negatives have always worked for me.....

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Sometimes dirt gets past the dust boot and gets trapped in the seal allowing it to leak. I've used film negatives to sneak past the dust boot and slip it down in to where the seal is. Run it around where the seal meets the stanchion and try to clear any dirt or grime trapped and in there. They sell tools to do this as well popular with dirt bike riders. Film negatives have always worked for me.....
I knew you said how to do it!! Just couldn't remember what it was

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