2019 Kawasaki 450 fork seal leaking

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12/25/2018 8:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/25/2018 8:10 AM

I am looking for somewhere to get a leaking fork seal fixed in the riverside Cali,area as I am here for a week from Canada &when I arrived from a 28 hr drive I found that I have a fork leaking, Any help in finding me someone that would fix it quickly would be appreciated as I only have 5 day here to ride .

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12/25/2018 8:20 AM

You may be able to clean it out with a thin piece of plastic slid up into the seal. Also being tied down that long may have let a little get by the seal especially coming from the cold. It may be fine after you ride it.

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

12/25/2018 8:22 AM

try pulling the dust seal down and cleaning the oil seal with a seal saver, piece of milk bottle(plastic), laundry bottle, etc. Probably dirt.

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vomiting equals disqualification.

12/25/2018 8:26 AM

mx317 wrote:

You may be able to clean it out with a thin piece of plastic slid up into the seal. Also being tied down that long may have ...more

I’ve tried this probably 20 times over the years and you know how many times it’s worked? Zero. Haha. 9 times out of 10 your seals are torn.

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12/25/2018 8:30 AM

Justin345 wrote:

I’ve tried this probably 20 times over the years and you know how many times it’s worked? Zero. Haha. 9 times out of 10 your ...more

Really? It’s worked probably 90% of the time for me, and I’ve done it a lot due to the type of riding I do.

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12/25/2018 8:32 AM

mx317 wrote:

You may be able to clean it out with a thin piece of plastic slid up into the seal. Also being tied down that long may have ...more

Justin345 wrote:

I’ve tried this probably 20 times over the years and you know how many times it’s worked? Zero. Haha. 9 times out of 10 your ...more

Brap! wrote:

Really? It’s worked probably 90% of the time for me, and I’ve done it a lot due to the type of riding I do.

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12/25/2018 8:35 AM

Justin345 wrote:

I’ve tried this probably 20 times over the years and you know how many times it’s worked? Zero. Haha. 9 times out of 10 your ...more

Brap! wrote:

Really? It’s worked probably 90% of the time for me, and I’ve done it a lot due to the type of riding I do.

cody41 wrote:

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For future look up a tool called seal doctor, its a plastic unit that clamps round the fork leg and clears any grit/dirt that may be causing a weep. Ever since buying one years ago I have never had to replace a fork seal

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12/25/2018 8:37 AM

with such a short riding window, it is your only real option. Worth trying, use a bit a brake cleaner too, just protect your eyes.

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vomiting equals disqualification.

12/25/2018 8:37 AM

Use a tear off. I swear the last 5 Kawasaki’s I’ve bought new have ALL leaked at around the 10 hour mark.

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12/25/2018 8:38 AM

GaryC1 wrote:

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For future look up a tool called seal doctor, its a plastic unit that clamps round the fork leg and clears any grit/dirt ...more

I have one of those also. I think they are made by Risk Racing, but mine was a KTM product.

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

12/25/2018 8:47 AM

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

12/25/2018 9:02 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/25/2018 9:02 AM

Allan Brown Motorsports - he builds the engines for MX101-Yamaha Canada...he also tests and writes for DirtRider.com & he's got a shop right in there in Riverside...and he's a Canuckian.

You can reach him at 1-909-215-1900

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12/25/2018 9:28 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/25/2018 9:33 AM

Preciasion Concepts is in riverside next to the highway and they race the new 2019 KX450 so they know them.

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12/25/2018 4:12 PM

google is your friend

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12/25/2018 6:19 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/25/2018 6:21 PM

Just clean it and ride it a few laps it’ll probably stop. Most likely had some dirt stuck in it while it was tied down for the trip.

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12/25/2018 6:20 PM

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12/25/2018 9:09 PM

Those Showa seals are garbage. Get a set of SKF seals in there.

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12/26/2018 12:50 AM

Riverside like mentioned above Precision Concepts Racing. They are super knowledgeable and easy on the pocket. Quick turnaround also.

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12/26/2018 3:43 AM

Brap! wrote:

Really? It’s worked probably 90% of the time for me, and I’ve done it a lot due to the type of riding I do.

cody41 wrote:

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GaryC1 wrote:

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For future look up a tool called seal doctor, its a plastic unit that clamps round the fork leg and clears any grit/dirt ...more

That’s the same tool I used. Maybe I just have terrible luck since I seem to be in the minority, but my seal leaks have always been from small knicks in the lower tube creating little burrs. Probably depends on the type of riding you’re doing as well (soil type, eating a lot of roost, etc).

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12/26/2018 7:49 AM

Brap! wrote:

Really? It’s worked probably 90% of the time for me, and I’ve done it a lot due to the type of riding I do.

cody41 wrote:

X2

GaryC1 wrote:

X3
For future look up a tool called seal doctor, its a plastic unit that clamps round the fork leg and clears any grit/dirt ...more

x4.

A lot of guys will use a tearoff to clean it out.

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