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Offline Captain Vimes

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Re: Leaking forks
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2014, 09:42:57 PM »
Any update on this from those that had the issues?

Think my rhs fork may be weeping.

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Re: Leaking forks
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2014, 10:05:29 PM »
My forks just started weeping a couple of rides ago. To be fair, I upped the oil level to 70mm and with a lack of ls comp damping I'm not surprised in my case.

I ordered SKF low stiction replacement seals and will install when I figure out what I'm doing about the cartridges.
Why is common sense so uncommon?

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Re: Leaking forks
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2016, 10:54:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by Lowrance [+]
My forks just started weeping a couple of rides ago. To be fair, I upped the oil level to 70mm and with a lack of ls comp damping I'm not surprised in my case.

I ordered SKF low stiction replacement seals and will install when I figure out what I'm doing about the cartridges.

Lwarance,

Looking at SKF's seal catalogue, they carry a 46mm seal for 2011+ S1000RR. I'm assuming that is the seal you went with?

Thanks.

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Re: Leaking forks
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2016, 11:36:42 PM »
My one are still leaking. BMW Australia are now saying that some leakage is normal.
Never have I owned a motorcycle that is supposed to have leaking forks  :157:

Offline Simonr23

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Re: Leaking forks
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2016, 08:08:12 AM »
That's piss poor by bmw. Ask them to show you where in their Manual it specifies the amount of oil that is supposed to leak each 10000kms... And how often it is to be replaced  and what quantity of oil and what weight/viscosity is recommended...

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Re: Leaking forks
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2016, 04:01:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wsl346 [+]
Lwarance,

Looking at SKF's seal catalogue, they carry a 46mm seal for 2011+ S1000RR. I'm assuming that is the seal you went with?

Thanks.


That is correct.

I wouldn't expect much more life out of SKF vs the OEM seals however.  I've run both the black and the green versions and the green are proving to be the longer lasting of the two options. The one obvious advantage the SKFs have over the OEM seals is a lack of sticton.  The SKFs allow the upper tube to glide down the inner tube effortlessly under its own weight.  The OEM seals do not.  Amazing really.
Why is common sense so uncommon?

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Re: Leaking forks
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2016, 08:40:41 PM »
Do mind though that OEM seals are also SKF.
Just different quality I guess, not necessarily better...........

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Re: Leaking forks
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2016, 08:49:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by Lowrance [+]

That is correct.

I wouldn't expect much more life out of SKF vs the OEM seals however.  I've run both the black and the green versions and the green are proving to be the longer lasting of the two options. The one obvious advantage the SKFs have over the OEM seals is a lack of sticton.  The SKFs allow the upper tube to glide down the inner tube effortlessly under its own weight.  The OEM seals do not.  Amazing really.

Thanks.

What brand of fork oil did you use?

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Re: Leaking forks
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2016, 12:11:34 AM »
*Originally Posted by Wsl346 [+]
Thanks.

What brand of fork oil did you use?

Ohlins....but any good quality 7.5wt will do (Motul, Moterex, Bel-Ray, etc.).  I think I used Maxima when I was playing with the stock carts.
Why is common sense so uncommon?

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Re: Leaking forks
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2016, 10:22:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by rockdog32 [+]
My one are still leaking. BMW Australia are now saying that some leakage is normal.
Never have I owned a motorcycle that is supposed to have leaking forks  :157:

Mine seemed to be leaking to my untrained eye but was told all is good when I had a device. 'Nothing to see here, move along' type of thing.
I'm a bit suspicious now to be honest.

 


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