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post #1 of 6 Old Sep 25th, 2011, 8:16 pm Thread Starter
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How far can one go on leaking front fork?

I am in Mississippi, 1800 miles from home and have discovered a front fork leak. Probably lost 10-15 drops today on a rough road. Is this a stop and get it fixed problem or wait til I get home?
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post #2 of 6 Old Sep 25th, 2011, 8:45 pm
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Re: How far can one go on leaking front fork?

Nah, Just wrap a rag around it to catch the oil and keep it off the brakes and tires..

You should be able to make it home just fine...
As long as it's leaking you've still got oil.. And there's a bunch in there..

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Re: How far can one go on leaking front fork?

You'll be fine. Mine leaked so much this summer it finally quit on it's own. Just a winter project waiting to happen. I suppose there could eventually be some damage from oil starvation but it's not like it's the engine that's doing without. I say ride it home and don't worry.


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Re: How far can one go on leaking front fork?

Thanks so much. Now if that tire will just hold out.....


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Re: How far can one go on leaking front fork?

There is plenty of oil in the forks and it just provides lubrication. No shock function. Fix it when you get home and there will still be plenty of oil in the fork.

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Re: How far can one go on leaking front fork?

Home safe.
Thank you for your advice. Thanks to this site, I think I'll take a shot at fixing myself.
Thanks again.


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