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post #1 of 18 Old 06-29-2006, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Oil on my right fork

Was looking over the bike a bit ago, and thought I was seeing brake fluid leaking around the hoses on the right side, splattering rearward toward the engine.

Upon further investigation, and smelling the offending fluid....it seems as though my right fork is spewing some fork oil

Bike just turned 10K miles, anyone else had this trouble? '05 DL1000, never offroad.

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a leaky fork seal will be evident on the fork tube. check it before blaming it.

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 #3 of 18 Old 06-29-2006, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Fork

:cry: The right fork tube was/is covered with a thin oily fluid.

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check the tube for scratches or dings. a marred surface will eat a seal in a hurry. even dried bug remains can wreak havoc. i like fork gaiters that cover the tubes to keep them pristine.

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post #5 of 18 Old 06-30-2006, 09:58 AM
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Take a very thin feeler guage, or some 35 MM film negative and slip it up past the seal then slide it all the way around the tube. 9 times out of 10 this will clean out the particles that are allowing the oil to leak past. Just did this last night on my KX and the leak stoped.

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Did the "thin feeler gauge" thing all the way 'round the fork tube twelve times now, and she's still leaking.

Wipe off the oil, go for a ride, and the oil is back there on the right tube, every time. Damn.

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Same problem

I had the same problem. Took it to the dealer and was told that it would need a new seal. The problem is that the seal is back-orderded and the dealer has no idea when it will be delivered from Suzuki. I'm going crazy not knowing when I will get my bike back.

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post #8 of 18 Old 07-13-2006, 05:00 PM
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Re: Same problem

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I had the same problem. Took it to the dealer and was told that it would need a new seal. The problem is that the seal is back-orderded and the dealer has no idea when it will be delivered from Suzuki. I'm going crazy not knowing when I will get my bike back.

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There have to be a dozen aftermarket companies that can get a simple fork seal to your dealer. Tell him to try harder. :roll:
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Good point.

Thanks for your post. I thought so as well. I think I've run into a dealer that doesn't seem too motivated.

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