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post #1 of 6 Old 08-20-2012, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks to all of those who have participated in this Suzuki V strom forum. It helped me in my decision to purchase my ADV as well as assisting in finding the accessories that have best met my personal needs/tastes. Today is another example. I vaguely recalled mention of incorrect torque specs in the shop manual and after spending about ten minutes perusing the threads I now have the correct information printed out. Guess I can do the scheduled 4,000 mile maintenance without the worry. Love the bike and greatly appreciate the wealth of hands on experience shared.

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-20-2012, 04:08 PM
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Yeah, the info available here is a time and trouble saver. I found the link to Black Labs efforts and am going to take care of a leaking fork seal and not worry about it.
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post #3 of 6 Old 08-20-2012, 04:29 PM
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The first thing to try with a leaking seal is to push a small piece of photographic film between the seal lip and fork tube. Then run it around the circle with the leading edge facing slightly upward. That will often remove a piece of grit that is causing the problem.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-20-2012, 05:55 PM
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The first thing to try with a leaking seal is to push a small piece of photographic film between the seal lip and fork tube. Then run it around the circle with the leading edge facing slightly upward. That will often remove a piece of grit that is causing the problem.
Pat, this trick works. The problem with it is, most people nowadays are scratching their heads and asking, "What's a film strip?" That's what the birth of digital cameras has done to us! They have killed a way to fix fork seals!


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If you can't find film, the seal mate works. Seal Mate - The Only Tool To Fix Leaking Fork Seals

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-20-2012, 07:38 PM
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GW, this was a serious fluid puke. I though about getting one of the seal mates just because it's so cool...and cheap. I'd have to go through the work of getting the correct amount of fluid in it again. I'll have to review the threads for the oil level with the bike on the center stand. Besides, it's an 04 and I have no idea when the po's have serviced the forks.
Unfortunately, I have no old bits of 35mm laying about.

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