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Post  TomCom on Sat May 03 2014, 21:33

i dont know much about it , but its look not good.
is it dangerous ? what should i do?
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Post  TomCom on Sat May 03 2014, 22:45

i just want to be sure its safe to drive. there is a leek.
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Post  FatCat on Sat May 03 2014, 23:04

If there is a leak (sorry wasn't sure from the picture if there was also a crack, or if it was just a reflection) you should replace the fork seals.

As well as affecting the front suspension, leaking oil can can potentially get on the brakes (disks or pads) and adversely affect your ability to stop.
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Post  Wooster on Sun May 04 2014, 10:41

The plastic guard does look as if it's wet (only dry at the top right).
Worth checking to see if it feels like oil.
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Post  stretchie_ on Wed May 07 2014, 10:16

Hi Tom

To be honest I'm not sure exactly what you want us to look at, is it just the state of the rubber seal I have highlighted here?

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I'm not sure if the flash from the camera is making it look like there is possibly some liquid but if you are just worried about the seal it is really easy to replace as they are only a dust seal, the oil seal is further down the fork underneath the seal in the picture, you buy the dust seal as a pair for about £15 ( http://www.wemoto.com/bikes/yamaha/yzf_600_r_thundercat/98-01/picture/fork_dust_seals_pair/ )

-Get the front of the bike supported somehow with the wheel off the floor
-Remove the mudguard and wheel
-Undo the fork clamp bolts FOR ONE fork, slide the fork out
-Give the fork a good clean while it's all easily accessible
-Carefully prise this seal out and remove from the fork
-Slide the new dust seal on and push into place, a firm push should do it or 'persuade' it with a blunt non scratching implement if required
-Give the fork a quick wipe over again
-Replace fork to correct height
-Torque up the bolts
-Repeat for the other fork
-Refit wheel and mud guard
-Marvel at your work
-Have a beer
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Post  Guest on Wed May 07 2014, 11:40

This is yet another job I keep putting off lol. Geez I'm lazy lol.
The weather here in Sydney is glorious at the moment, so I
don't reckon I'll be getting to it anytime soon lol.

Nice little write up tho Stretched rusty swinger lol.  hilarious 
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Post  stretchie_ on Wed May 07 2014, 12:34

**AHEM** It's 'Stretchie Rusty Swinger Grease Nipple' THANK YOU VERY MUCH  Wink

Yeah, it's a dead easy job if that's all you want to do, however, if you have a leak, the oil seal are a lot more involved but still not massively hard.
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Post  TomCom on Wed May 07 2014, 17:12

@stretchie_ wrote:... its only a dust seal, the oil seal is further down ...

that's what i want to know. THX man.
i will order them and try to do it asap
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Post  stretchie_ on Thu May 08 2014, 11:34

No problems, good luck Tom, you'll get them swapped no probs
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