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Fork seal replacement
« on: October 27, 2020, 02:39:14 pm »
Hey Forum! Hope all is well

Need some advice... after Cederberge I see my fork is leaking a bit of oil. I then searched on youtube  for self-help video and it seems not to difficult.

2 questions:
1. Is it something to rather leave for the experts?
2. If no, Where can I buy new oil and dust seals (in Somerset West area)

Thanks for the help!
 

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Re: Fork seal replacement
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2020, 02:51:48 pm »
Hey Forum! Hope all is well

Need some advice... after Cederberge I see my fork is leaking a bit of oil. I then searched on youtube  for self-help video and it seems not to difficult.

2 questions:
1. Is it something to rather leave for the experts?
2. If no, Where can I buy new oil and dust seals (in Somerset West area)

Thanks for the help!

Question 1: Why is leaking? It should not leak at all.

I have the same issue and I'm stuck analysing Q1, I don't want to replace something if I don't know it will just happen again (collapsed front shock, damaged fork)
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Re: Fork seal replacement
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 03:30:09 pm »
I would say its wear and tear. I sent mine to Cedar Isle BMW.

As far as I understand its not a fork seal like conventional Forks.
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Re: Fork seal replacement
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2020, 03:36:14 pm »
Take it to Denver the Bling King Bikes in Rivonia, he specializes in bike suspensions, you will not regret is.
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Re: Fork seal replacement
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2020, 04:05:09 pm »
Sometimes it is just a dust particle or something stuck in there.

I use a feller gauge to clean it out and it has often stopped leaking...
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Re: Fork seal replacement
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2020, 06:36:07 am »
Take it to Denver the Bling King Bikes in Rivonia, he specializes in bike suspensions, you will not regret is.
Not once have I regretted taking Hildr to Denver. I can fully agree.
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Re: Fork seal replacement
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2020, 06:44:59 am »
I was going to laugh, but I understand not everyone knows, changing a GS Fork seal is a 15 minute job, I would clean it first and see if still weeps, the R1150GS seals needed to bled of air a little after a seal strip not sure of the 1200 set up.  8)
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Re: Fork seal replacement
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2020, 06:57:31 am »
I was going to laugh, but I understand not everyone knows, changing a GS Fork seal is a 15 minute job, I would clean it first and see if still weeps, the R1150GS seals needed to bled of air a little after a seal strip not sure of the 1200 set up.  8)

I was just about to comment that I miss the days when real technical advice was shared, instead of referring people to businesses.

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Re: Fork seal replacement
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2020, 06:59:56 am »
I would say its wear and tear. I sent mine to Cedar Isle BMW.

As far as I understand its not a fork seal like conventional Forks.

The seal is similar, but the forks contain no internals, no damper rods etc etc, undo the nut at the top and the whole stanchion slides out.  :sip:
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Re: Fork seal replacement
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2020, 08:19:00 pm »
I was going to laugh, but I understand not everyone knows, changing a GS Fork seal is a 15 minute job, I would clean it first and see if still weeps, the R1150GS seals needed to bled of air a little after a seal strip not sure of the 1200 set up.  8)
So how to clean it for us laughable idiots. Teach us.

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Re: Fork seal replacement
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2020, 05:53:44 am »
I was going to laugh, but I understand not everyone knows, changing a GS Fork seal is a 15 minute job, I would clean it first and see if still weeps, the R1150GS seals needed to bled of air a little after a seal strip not sure of the 1200 set up.  8)
So how to clean it for us laughable idiots. Teach us.

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Sorry Welsh. How rude of me and thanks for the technical info.
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Re: Fork seal replacement
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2020, 06:39:41 am »
I was going to laugh, but I understand not everyone knows, changing a GS Fork seal is a 15 minute job, I would clean it first and see if still weeps, the R1150GS seals needed to bled of air a little after a seal strip not sure of the 1200 set up.  8)
So how to clean it for us laughable idiots. Teach us.

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Sorry Welsh. How rude of me and thanks for the technical info.

I am honest, I know its easy if the same as an 1150, which I assume it is, but the fine details on a 1200 I don't know.  8)

It seems to be the same.  8)

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Re: Fork seal replacement
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2020, 07:24:04 am »
Thanks Welsh. You are always so helpful! Appreciate it.

Can I get the seals only at BMW? Or is it available else where?
 

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Re: Fork seal replacement
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2020, 09:40:38 am »
Thanks Welsh. You are always so helpful! Appreciate it.

Can I get the seals only at BMW? Or is it available else where?

Not sure on the 1200, on the 1150 they were a funny size (depth wise) so only BMW, there is another trick on the 1150, using two seals but not sure on 1200. Startline may stock if you have the sizes. :sip:
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Re: Fork seal replacement
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2020, 02:31:31 pm »
Awesome. Thanks for the help and direction