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I picked up a 2007 1098s with 5500 miles that had sat for two years with maybe 20 miles ridden in that two year period. font left fork seal was leaking like a siv. I spent all my coin on the bike and didnt have the left over to replace the seals so I tried that sealmate. It actualy worked, since using it I have not had a dribble out of those forks. Nocks on Wood.
just make sure to slide it up in an angeled and be sure the plastic is curved to the shock body or it wont fit and you will just crease it. I ordered two just to be sure.
did you add fluid after you sealed it then??
 

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if they say so....

it's important that you have the same amount of fluid in both fork tubes. if your left one was "leaking like a siv" and the other fine, there may be a significant difference there. just a thought...
 

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Tried 3 times to get the thing to spin around the fork under the seal and just lost a shitload of oil. blaaa guess it was worth a shot
 

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I picked up a 2007 1098s with 5500 miles that had sat for two years with maybe 20 miles ridden in that two year period. font left fork seal was leaking like a siv. I spent all my coin on the bike and didnt have the left over to replace the seals so I tried that sealmate. It actualy worked, since using it I have not had a dribble out of those forks. Nocks on Wood.
just make sure to slide it up in an angeled and be sure the plastic is curved to the shock body or it wont fit and you will just crease it. I ordered two just to be sure.
Sounds just like me -- right down to the model and mileage on the bike -- same problem -- paid good coin for a very good, low millage bike and have same problem.
Cheers for the tip on sealmate -- ordered one the other day (still waiting on it to get here)
Thanks 2nsane
 

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Fork seals should cost almost nothing to replace, it literally takes 15 min once the forks are off the bike. So $400 bux is absolutely beyond a rip-off, its insulting! The seals themselves are $40 bux for oil seals and $30 bux for dust seals. RETAIL pricing.

Anyway, the seal mate is a cleaning tool. For sure worth checking, but generally speaking, seals do go bad over time and if its leaking a lot, then most likely its time for seals.
15 minutes 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 that’s funny
 

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Try using an LCD protection foil, I used the cover that came on my phone when I bought it, was still in the box, the one you peel off when u get the phone.
Rolled it on the fork leg and pushed up, with the dust cap removed. Worked well.
 
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