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Has anyone had an issue with leaking fork seals. I just realized that one of mine is leaking. It i less than a year old and has just under 3000 miles. Is it OK to ride until I can get it fixed?.  I was planning a trip to New Mexico next weekend. Is it still covered under warranty since it is less than a year. Any info would be helpful.

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You probably just have a pic of dirt stuck in the seal. You can clean it out with a pc of thin plastic like 35mm film or  get a Seal Mate and try to clean it with that. 

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Seal mate is a great product, and if used as directed, will probably remedy your problem.

I think I have Yamaha disease...

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As an old guy, I liked the old Fork Gaiters. I have 30 year old dual sports with original fork seals in them. Ya, some dummy turned the forks upside down and screwed things up, but I like to reminisce about the good old days....

Humm, if I ever get my T7 and my forks start to leak... (thinking) 🤔

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one of mine just started leaking with under 3K MI. I used the seal mate- didn't fix it. Is this a warranty thing?

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Anyone try these?

 

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Or these

Short Zip-On Fork Covers by Seal Savers - Slavens Racing

 

Fork Savers

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10 hours ago, sracer said:

one of mine just started leaking with under 3K MI. I used the seal mate- didn't fix it. Is this a warranty thing?

I doubt it. You can try to see if they will cover it under warranty, but I’m guessing they will claim it’s normal wear and tear that is not covered. 

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On 6/6/2021 at 9:23 AM, Hibobb said:

Anyone try these?

 

IMG_0017-L.jpg

 

Or these

Short Zip-On Fork Covers by Seal Savers - Slavens Racing

 

Fork Savers

I use the shock sox version.  Easy on-off with  velcro is nice so they can be  washed very easily.

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Seal savers work well but you need to clean them occasionally which is why I like the Velcro style that you can remove without pulling the tubes. 
On that note I’ve only had a couple over the years that a hooked piece of plastic to clean them didn’t fix. 
Drop the dust covers and buy or make a seal cleaner will solve the issue most of the time. 
Most of the time when people say the cleaners don’t work is because all they do is wipe the dust seal not the actual fork seal. The fork seals are up there a ways. 

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Ah, the dreaded leaky-fork-seals thread. So, we meet at last...

 

 

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Personally I use shock sox. They look great! They did leak a tiny bit when I was messing with the air release valve. I've heard that some of these bikes come with just a tad bit under the normal fill for shock oil. Someday I plan on prolly replacing the oil / topping off.

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On 6/6/2021 at 6:23 AM, Hibobb said:

I run these on everything, and haven't had trouble since I started using them. That includes, my T12, T7, WR450 and my YZ snowbike. Gotta clean them if playing in the mud or ice/snow, but awesome inventions.

 

Good luck with seal warranty...I have my doubts you will get it though.

I think I have Yamaha disease...

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On 6/7/2021 at 9:23 PM, Canzvt said:

I run these on everything, and haven't had trouble since I started using them. That includes, my T12, T7, WR450 and my YZ snowbike. Gotta clean them if playing in the mud or ice/snow, but awesome inventions.

 

Good luck with seal warranty...I have my doubts you will get it though.

Same here, never had an issue with any of my bikes and I run them on everything. 

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FYI: leaking fork seal is not covered by warranty.

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