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08-18-2016 06:47 AM
bosnjo Fork Brace on 2014+ DL1000?
Never heard of such a thing.
08-17-2016 02:51 PM
Big B
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Originally Posted by York View Post
I checked my fork behind the plastic cover and the lower end needed serious cleaning. In order to avoid future seal failures I installed Moose Racing Fork Skins in size large. Moose Racing Easy On Fork Skins - RevZilla



Off course you can find some DIY too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxA2pa3zHZc
Will those work with a fork brace installed?
08-17-2016 11:52 AM
cunnibra So, do seals ever really "blow"? And if so, what does that look like? Tear? Stretching?
08-17-2016 11:51 AM
cunnibra Wow. Never heard of Seal Mate. Can't wait to try this.
07-09-2016 11:52 PM
York I checked my fork behind the plastic cover and the lower end needed serious cleaning. In order to avoid future seal failures I installed Moose Racing Fork Skins in size large. Moose Racing Easy On Fork Skins - RevZilla



Off course you can find some DIY too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxA2pa3zHZc
06-26-2016 09:38 PM
pmk My fork seals blew within the first year and Suzuki fixed it under warranty.

pmk
06-26-2016 09:15 PM
stu53
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Originally Posted by Trentino View Post
Really? What a nice welcome to this forum for a first-time Suzuki rider! And you do not find a leaking fork after 2,100 odd? In fact, I am already regretting buying this bike.
Welcome to Stromtroopers.
I hope you get this minor issue sorted so that you can get out and enjoy your bike. Like most of the people here I am really love riding my Vee2.
I've done 15,000 miles on mine with no fork seal weeping and no other concerns, other than the poor paint on the rack which was replaced under warranty. I guess you have just been unlucky with this issue.
06-26-2016 06:53 AM
Laava
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Originally Posted by dravnx View Post
The bike is out of warranty. No shame in that. You bought the bike knowing the length of the warranty. If you don't like it, get another bike. It's a low cost bike with 1970's forks.
Really? They had upside down forks with adjustable preload, damping and compression in the 70's?
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Really? What a nice welcome to this forum for a first-time Suzuki rider! And you do not find a leaking fork after 2,100 odd? In fact, I am already regretting buying this bike.
When mine went at 21,000km, the first question they asked was if I had been doing wheelies and landing them a bit hard. I have had one problem other than that and had the loom replaced as part of a service recall. I love this bike it is twice the bike my 07 dl000 was. Try searching to see what other brand adventure bikes have had issues or recalls? It might surprise you!
06-25-2016 11:41 PM
Trentino Really? What a nice welcome to this forum for a first-time Suzuki rider! And you do not find a leaking fork after 2,100 odd? In fact, I am already regretting buying this bike.
06-25-2016 11:30 PM
dravnx
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This is my first Suzuki. Got my 2014 bike gently used and heavily upgraded from a buddy this past November, in perfect conditions and less than 2,000 miles. After it sat in my garage over the winter, on its center stand, the left front fork developed a leak. Suzuki, even if prodded by two different dealers and even if the bike had 2,100 miles on it, flatly refused to cover the fix, as my bike was already out of its ridiculous short warranty (1-year only, when my Ducatis carry a 2- year warranty and my Kawasaki Concours a 3-year warranty). One of the two dealerships I dealt with kindly suggested Seal Mate and even gave me one to try. I did but no luck. The fork kept on leaking. The other dealership gave me a discount on replacing the seals, but it still came to about $240. DOUBLE SHAME Suzuki, first for its cheap warranty coverage and second for not taking responsibility for a leak fork on a virtually new bike with 2,100 miles!!!
The bike is out of warranty. No shame in that. You bought the bike knowing the length of the warranty. If you don't like it, get another bike. It's a low cost bike with 1970's forks.
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