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Old 11-07-2012, 08:45 PM
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I'd love to take the Gas Gas for a spin!
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:14 AM
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:40 AM
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I rode yesterday with my riding partner (last ride of season). As I was loading my bike (Yamaha WR 250 F) I noticed an extreme amount of fork oil leaking from the right fork. I also noticed just a wee bit on the left fork leg.

I'm thinking I have two blown fork seals. I'm so not happy about this as I will admit my mechanical skills on the bike (by choice) involve simple part replacements, oil changes, filters, and the easy stuff. I concentrate on just riding the bugger not fixing it. Knock on wood I have been problem free. Anyone out there think they can convince me that I can do the seals? I check out a couple youtube vids on how to. It doesn't look to bad but I hate to mess it up along with my riding?

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Old 11-24-2012, 10:31 AM
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I have the same bike and same mechanical skills.
Here is my convincing: load it on the truck, take to a mechaninc that will have it done on no more than 3 hours, wich is less time that it will take you to do that bbq, get it back, and go ride!
Sorry guys, i know a lot of you have a lot of mechanical skills, but for us that do not, it,s all chinese when we start pulling s@$&&@ apart and the we have extra parts!!!
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:16 AM
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There's a chance your seals are just dirty and need to be cleaned. Just take a strip of film negative if you have any, and try to clean out anything that might be between the seal and fork tube. I recently did it on one of my bikes and it stopped leaking! If it's a torn seal, then unfortunately this won't help much.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:19 AM
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I have the same bike and same mechanical skills.
Here is my convincing: load it on the truck, take to a mechaninc that will have it done on no more than 3 hours, wich is less time that it will take you to do that bbq, get it back, and go ride!
Sorry guys, i know a lot of you have a lot of mechanical skills, but for us that do not, it,s all chinese when we start pulling s@$&&@ apart and the we have extra parts!!!
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That was the type of convincing I need. I thought that might be the right approach! Oh and that's japanese not chinese lol!

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Old 11-24-2012, 11:21 AM
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There's a chance your seals are just dirty and need to be cleaned. Just take a strip of film negative if you have any, and try to clean out anything that might be between the seal and fork tube. I recently did it on one of my bikes and it stopped leaking! If it's a torn seal, then unfortunately this won't help much.
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I have actually heard of this before. Now that's something I can do. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:47 AM
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Covi, now you are going to spend 5 hours looking for a negative!!!!!! Where do you even find those!
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:54 PM
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Covi, now you are going to spend 5 hours looking for a negative!!!!!! Where do you even find those!
That made me really laugh! You're right.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:40 PM
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Here is my current bike it's 07 vrod only bike have bought brand new

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