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So my 2011 Wee got new fork seals at 2300 miles because the right leg was leaking. Now, at 4500 miles the damn right leg is leaking again!
Is there an aftermarket seal that's better then the OEM seal?
 

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OEM seals are good. Are there any nicks in the upper fork tubes?
 

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I used the SealMate on my Ninja 250 and on my DL650. Needless to say, I never took my Ninja offroad, but the SealMate was still able to clean out whatever was causing the fork seal to leak. As for my DL650, the SealMate kept the seals clean until I noticed the dust covers cracking. 50,000 miles on the bike, and the dust seals cracking, it was time to do an overhaul on the forks.

Give it a try. It is a cheap solution to the problem.
 

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I could understand that if I did a lot of offroad, but I only ride street.
Bug parts are just like getting sand and grit under your seals, and you for sure do not have to go off road to still get something under the seal......it does not take much. Seals rarely go bad, more times than not something is under one. Agree to really look your tubes over and make sure not pitted or nicked, and I clean my tubes with a microfiber cloth and a bit of WD40. Try the sealmate first, may save you quite a bit of time, money and hassle. :fineprint:
 

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This seems to be a weakness on the wee. I have 34000km on mine and had the right front seal replaced twice. Apparently stanchion is pitted. Never been of road. Poor quality.
 

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This seems to be a weakness on the wee. I have 34000km on mine and had the right front seal replaced twice. Apparently stanchion is pitted. Never been of road. Poor quality.
202,000+ km, over 125,000 miles on my 2006 DL650 and no fork seal leak.

Had a minor fork seals leakage on my 2012. I forget the mileage but I'm sure well over 60,000 miles. (Fixed with Sealmate in a few minutes.)

I would hardly say it's a weakness.

..Tom
 

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The fork tubes are often overlooked when cleaning one's bike. As stated before, any dust / bug splatter / etc, can cause a fork seal to leak.
The attached is not a good photo but serves to show the pitting on a tube. I buffed the pitting out as best as that I could. Do the cloth test by wiping with a soft cloth to determine the rough spots on the tube. Now, I regularly check to ensure that the tube is clean and so far no further fork seal leaks to report.
 

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