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Old 06-30-2011, 01:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Low and Mean Triple Trees - tube oil leak help

Had my triple trees professionally installed at Z&M Cycles...very reputable dealership. Now, if I ride on semi-bumpy roads where my forks are worked a bit harder, I'm leaking black fork tube oil out of both seals where the forks screw into the fork extenders (not where the extenders screw into the trees). My OEM turn signals are fitted directly over this seal, so it sort of helps keep it from dripping or oozing everywhere. Anyone else having this issue at all? It's happening on both sides, too, so it seems to be more than a coincidence at this point. It's either two blown seals or the install was done incorrectly (or both, I suppose).

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Old 06-30-2011, 01:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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may check with them to see if they put in the seals. if they didn't lube the seals a bit before install it could have damaged the seal threading the ext. on.
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Makes sense. Thanks MFR. Guess the bottom line is I have to get them cracked open to see what happened. Crap. At least it's not gushing oil and hasn't harmed my suspension yet.
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I had the same problem...took them apart and replaced the o-rings with the OEM's and have not noticed it since. By the way I bought mine before the group buy. This has been brought up a few times now. I think there is a problem with the ones they are sending in the kits or it was not installed at all.


I wounder how many guys have this problem and do not see it because they put the fat tube covers over them.


Who else has had this problems?

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Old 06-30-2011, 03:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Easy fix B.T. go get 2 new OEM o'rings jack up the front loosen the 8 pinch bolts and let the tubes slide down. The curbside one just screws off and replace the o'ring then put a small dab of vaseline on the new o'ring and screw it back down and tighten. The roadside one you have to loosen then raise it up and loosen off the nut on the rod running up to it. Replace just like the other side and you should be ready to ride. Not hard.
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i put rtv in them.no more leak.
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:54 AM   #7 (permalink)
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By the way, this was fixed. The tubes weren't even tightened and the seals were actually fine. Installation fail by the original shop who did it. Cost me less than $40 to have corrected, which wasn't bad. Haven't had a single leak since.
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Mine leaked too... did what 460.. suggested and it worked perfectly so far
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I went to thicker O-rings that leaked oil, then, returned to OEM rings which leak one drop every 20 miles. I dry the leak with a towel at every stop before getting back on the road. Next, I'll try thread compound. - 2010 Fury going on 38K miles.
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I used the RTV sealer and no issues since
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