High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Millgrove, ON, CA
The SealMate will buy you some time, as you likely have dirt or dried bug guts preventing a good seal. You can lift the dust seals and see if the wire retainer came out, but that would be very unlikely.
Oil level is always above the seal, so with air compressing as the forks travel, it will put more oil pressure in the seal area. I have had seals leak just from tying it down on a trailer and leaving it for a few days. Same deal, there was dirt build-up and it wouldn't quit while I rode.
OEM seals are good, but SKF are premium silicone-like materials. Might be a little harder to find, and expect to pay more. IF I had a dirt bike, I'd have them for sure, but I've never used more than OEM on FJR's.
Note, get the wire retainers from a Honda ST1300 or Kawi C-14 (48mm forks), with their design they are much easier to remove next time.
Keep yer stick on the ice....
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