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Had a long road trip with bike in truck bed. After driving it looks like some oil leaked out of the left fork seal. Is this a worry. It was not strapped down super tight. But was strapped for 8 hours. Safe to ride?

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It's likely okay to ride as long as you didn't lose much oil but you probably have dust under your seals. I use a 35 mm film negative to slide between my fork and seals to clean the debris out if there.

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In future, get a wheel chock that stops the forks from compressing, it's better for your springs in the long run and helps prevent oil leakage during travel :)

If you change the seals put in the SKF ones ..... Recommend them!!

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Did not even cinch it down enough to use my wheel chock. Gonna put in new seals to b safe

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What's 35mm film negative?

 

Ohhhh now I feel old.  lol

 

It's the negitive from a 35mm film camera, and yes they do still sell it. 

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Got some 35mm slide film positive. Worked great.

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Are fork seals easy to replace on your own? Or worth sending to a shop?

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using tie downs and having the forks compressed does not hurt them or make them leak.  i dont know why so many people think that it will make them leak

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Got new seal kit. Got all the manuals ... And almost all the tools. What size is the center bolt? 20mm?

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What's the difference between the honda ss19 and ss7? I used ss7 in my 150rb and it's a 5 weight....would it work in my 2013 crf250r?

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