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Offline roburt

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leaking front fork
« 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)

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Re: leaking front fork
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: leaking front fork
« Reply #2 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 :-)
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Re: leaking front fork
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: leaking front fork
« Reply #4 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.