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Hi friends! My new to me Glee has leaky fork seals, and when I took my Sealmate to them today, it hung up on something big under the dust seal. As I pulled it out, it looked like a large chunk of cotton or some other similar substance. Is this normal? Do these fork seals use something similar, or did a previous owner perhaps try a trick to stop the leaking? I was very confused, as I've never seen anything like it before. I ended up ruining my tool trying to remove the chunk of stuff.
 

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Not OEM. It sounds like the seller did it to disguise the problem.
 

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That's what I was thinking, Pat. I've ordered new seals and some new fork oil for good measure.
 

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Look Black Labs cover on how to do the job. It is a great illustrated guide and takes some of the mystery out of the task.
 

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Just a comment, if there's more than 60,000k's on the bike the internal bearing surfaces need replacing as well. Pig of a job :), but if you have the forks apart anyway you may as well do the sliders as well.
 

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My honda v65 sabre had felt washers under the rubber dust seal, stock. I don't think that's stock on the vstrom, however.
 
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