Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The 8th Ring
I Ride: 04 ZX6-R, 2019 KLX 250 - \m/urdered Out Edition, 07 FZ-06
It's a relatively easy, yet time consuming job. If I were you I would just change out the seals. If they are leaking that badly you run the risk of causing worse damage to your forks.
1. No oil in the fork = no bueno. Internal parts start getting damaged.
2. If your seal is leaking oil out, then there is a good possibility you could be drawing debris in, even the smallest particle of debris can scrape those nice shiny for tubes and cause a permanent leak. No bueno.
3. Your handling will be off.
Edited to include: Check the dust seals too. If one of them is torn then you'll need to replace them.
If you can't afford the 60 bucks and couple hours to do the fork seals, then you'll certainly want to avoid spending upwards of 400 bucks on a new set of forks. Good luck finding ones that aren't damaged.
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Last edited by MistressOfMayhem; 08-29-2012 at 01:16 PM.