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Old 03-21-2006, 09:58 PM   #1
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I have a KTM 125 and there is a little leak. I circled the area, and then the two red lines is where oil is. The oil runs down the front suspenion pole. Then I sort of simulated what it does, which is slowly, very slowly drip onto the side of the rim. Why is this happening? Is it just like a broken gasket so oil is dripping through where it is supposed to be sealed? Thanks for any help...
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Sounds like you have leaky or worn out fork seals which is common on MX bikes. How many hours or riding time on it?



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Not a ton, but is an 03. I just picked it up from my neighbors(really good friend) friend. He quads and said he has been on every trip with that bike which has been about 6-7 times. It is a worn down seal. Its no big deal, thanks for the help.
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Not a ton, but is an 03. I just picked it up from my neighbors(really good friend) friend. He quads and said he has been on every trip with that bike which has been about 6-7 times. It is a worn down seal. Its no big deal, thanks for the help.
KTM is a nice ride, Good luck with it. I've done my fork seals once in three years since it was purchased back in 2003. '03 Honda CR250R. I had to remove the fork legs and send it off to a company that specializes in replacing fork seals and tuning suspension systems. Dealers here are duds and I don't trust them with that type of work. The seal kit is relatively inexpensive compared to the labor to get it fixed.



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Re: Suspension Oil Leak

Thanks for the info. I am in Vegas, and the dealers down here are clueless. My friend who has been dirtbiking for some time now, aand he knows a few good companies down here that you can trust. Well have fun riding....
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Re: Suspension Oil Leak

If you're relatively mechanically inclined, and you have a service manual, which you should have anyways, you can do it yourself pretty easily.
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If you're relatively mechanically inclined, and you have a service manual, which you should have anyways, you can do it yourself pretty easily.
Good suggestion. I'm mechnically inclined and have the service manual. After reviewing the SM I decided it was best to have a Pro do the work on my Showa forks. Didn't want to take any chances. Plus I had them tune the forks to my weight since I race.

The older vintage MX bikes were so much easier on replacing fork seals.



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Just like older cars are easier to work on then the new ones. haha
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Just like older cars are easier to work on then the new ones. haha
So true!....lol



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