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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-31-2020, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Wtb Looking for fork seals for a 2013 FJR

One of my fork seals is leaking, I need to replace it and I was wondering if anyone has a fork seal kit they would like to sell if they are not going to use it. I know I can get the parts from partzilla but I figure I ask here just in case someone has the parts I need and they won't be using them any more.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-31-2020, 01:04 PM
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Wtb Looking for fork seals for a 2013 FJR

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One of my fork seals is leaking, I need to replace it and I was wondering if anyone has a fork seal kit they would like to sell if they are not going to use it. I know I can get the parts from partzilla but I figure I ask here just in case someone has the parts I need and they won't be using them any more.
vtxdemon,

Many times, a leaky fork seal can be good, but may have some dirt trapped in the edges, causing the leak.
Have you tried a SealMate tool? US$5~$10 at most bike shops, or make your own from milk jug material.
Easier than new fork seals!

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vtx, to change the seals you are going to destroy bushings removing them, so you will need the bushings as well as the seal set. New fork oil need 2 litres, you will use a bit over half that, get a true 5W or 7W, or mix a 5 and a 10 to get 7.5W. Any good brand name....
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I'll repeat "red"'s recommentation from above: I bought a used 2008 GenII a couple years ago and about 6 months later noticed weeping seals. I looked into what it took to replace the seals and then learned about the "SealMate" device (really just a small piece of curved plastic). You use it to "sweep out" the space between the seal and the fork tube, where grit can get caught and allow oil to pass through. I spent all of $10 on this sheet of plastic, and about 5 minutes of contorting myself around the forks to do a clean pass, and they no longer leak. $10 and 5 minutes of work vs all of the PITA of removing tubes and disassembling... If you look for "SealMate" on YouTube you can see just how stupid simple it is to try. Even if you end up having a bad seal, it's worth the money and time to be sure of that because most likely this will cure what ails you and you'll be done and can just GO RIDE.
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