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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: roburt on April 27, 2016, 03:37:02 pm

Title: leaking front fork
Post by: roburt on April 27, 2016, 03:37:02 pm
hi Guys,

My KTM 690 has a leaking right front for seal, think its from standing a bit as I life in Tanzania so only ride it every few months. Who do you suggest I use in Pretoria to fix it for me ? I have used ktm centurion before , but it would be nice to hear if there is any new guys out there and also should I just fix or should I consider upgrading the shocks while I am busy (i have a 2009 model - black frame)

Thanks
Title: Re: leaking front fork
Post by: Crab on April 27, 2016, 04:24:50 pm
Get hold of some 35mm film or X ray material, slide it between the fork and seal, rotate and remove, wipe clean and do again. I have successfully removed a speck of dirt causing a seal to leak with this method.
Google it for more info.
Title: Re: leaking front fork
Post by: roburt on April 28, 2016, 03:14:10 pm
Thanks, I saw actually some tools on ebay that can clean the shock so was thinking of it. Let me clean first before I try fix :-)
Title: Re: leaking front fork
Post by: OFFROAD FANATICS on April 28, 2016, 03:15:13 pm
Get hold of some 35mm film or X ray material, slide it between the fork and seal, rotate and remove, wipe clean and do again. I have successfully removed a speck of dirt causing a seal to leak with this method.
Google it for more info.

+1000
Title: Re: leaking front fork
Post by: Bill the Bong on April 29, 2016, 08:58:54 am
The first seal you get to is actually the dust cap. You have to drop that down before you get to the oil seal.