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    • Front fork seals

      Hi everybody this year is the year of changing things. The other day I noticed oil coming out of my right fork. Fine time to change the fork seal. Now here is the question on my K100 RS 16V '91 which is the best and quickest way to change the oil seal.

      1. Can you change the seal from the top, just taking the top part out.
      2. Do you have to take the fork leg off from the bottom, taking the wheel off

      Can somebody help me with this little dilemma ....

      Thanks in advance
    • Re: Front fork seals

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      Gruß aus Leichlingen
      K 75 RT / R 850 RT / K1100LT / DKW SB 200 & SIMSON SR2E


      Christoph
    • Re: Front fork seals

      Hi ,

      think it´s not the question to find the quickest way but the best way

      the fork usually needs more care after the decades than just changing the seal
      leaking seals are mostly just the result - not the reason

      always change the upper upper and lower bushes as well
      than think about new progessive springs (Wilbers/White Power )

      Do it only once - but complete
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      Grüße von Olaf aus H-U
    • Re: Front fork seals

      Hi,
      Wise words :thumbup:

      "zonenfeile" wrote:



      always change the upper upper and lower bushes as well
      than think about new progessive springs (Wilbers/White Power )

      Do it only once - but complete


      Also I think, that it is reasonable to install rubber gaiters on fork legs. They will protect new seals from sand and dust.
      When I had replaced fork seals they began leaking after two or three months. After that I've installed gaiters. No leaks for three years :thumbup:

      Regards,
      Viktor