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post #1 of 4 Old Oct 16th, 2008, 4:48 pm Thread Starter
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Leaking Right Fork Seal

Well I just discovered that BMW (Canada) doesn't cover this repair under warrenty. I was told that they only (& other bike Mfg's are the same) cover this repair to 7500klms. So with 18600 miles, & coverage ending in December I'm out of luck & dealer wants around $500cdn for this repair. So I will be doing this myself.
It's a good thing I just got the garage heater working again after 15 yrs of non-use. It will be a winter of playing with LT, maybe even do some mod's on the panalever & rear shock by replacing springs with HyperPro units, also do the QD's, some driving lights and anything else I see needs doing.
Thanks goodness for winter & snow!

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Re: Leaking Right Fork Seal

This repair is SO quick and easy, a no brainer.

Make sure you replace both seals and WIPERS while you are at it, and replace the contaminated fluid. Plain old hydraulic jack fluid is just fine - all it does is provide lubrication - no "special" fork fluid needed.

I also installed accordion boots while I was at it to greatly extend the life of the seals.


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Re: Leaking Right Fork Seal

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This repair is SO quick and easy, a no brainer.

Make sure you replace both seals and WIPERS while you are at it, and replace the contaminated fluid. Plain old hydraulic jack fluid is just fine - all it does is provide lubrication - no "special" fork fluid needed.

I also installed accordion boots while I was at it to greatly extend the life of the seals.
Thanks Ron,
I had searched & found all previous messages & direction, including your one about according boots. I think I'll do that also. Another Winter project for the long winter days & nights in Canada :-)

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2003 R1150GSA Black Beast (purchased Nov 2011- 32,372klms)
2006 K1200LT Grey
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1975 Norton John Player Replica (Sold When I got Married)
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post #4 of 4 Old Oct 18th, 2008, 10:51 pm
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Re: Leaking Right Fork Seal

Maybe the BMW USA warranty is different, but BMW just replaced both fork seals on my GS at 12,800 km (8000 miles).

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