fork seals gone bad?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by White_Rider, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. White_Rider

    White_Rider Member

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    This morning I get out to start er' up and go, worked well enough for being 27 F. After work (@57F) I'm riding along and notice alot of fork oil leaking. I havn't seen this problem on the bike before, and it couldn't be just one side it had to be both. So it's left me wondering if I need to have a particular setup for riding in cold weather or if I'm just s.o.l. until I can afford new fork seals? (I don't know what weight or type the oil is.)
     
  2. White_Rider

    White_Rider Member

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    Pretty much what I figured, thanks for the reply Hobbit.
     
  3. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    I would wash the oil off from the forks and see if it happens again. I once had the same problem, happens some jerk was dribbling some oil on the forks. Some people are real jerks.

    Ken
     
  4. White_Rider

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    I'll double check that but I kinda doubt it, I live out in the bfe part of the desert. House's around but no one to really mess with stuff.
     
  5. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    did you catch the jerk and make his front seals leak!!?? To mess with someone's scoot is just a$$-nine!!!
     
  6. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    Actually I was parked at a dealers lot and I think it was the owner looking for some shop work.

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  7. White_Rider

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    Sounds like the first shop I went to after getting mine. I screwed up and tightened the clutch cable too tight and so it started leaking oil from the gear box. The shop guy says 50 bucks and it'll be replaced. K - a week and a half later and no freakin bike I go in there asking "what the hell" and then they bring out a clutch backplate and try to tell me it broke while they were testing the new clutch cable, and it'll be an additional 350 bucks. I told him I'll pay half because it broke while they had it and that was it. Done deal got the bike out decided never to go back and THEN I look through all the reciepts I have and realize the backplate he brought out was infact a stock piece, not the barnett racing clutch system that is still intact on the bike.