Fixing Leaking Fork Seal with Seal Mate - Ducati Supersport 939 Forum
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-05-2019, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Fixing Leaking Fork Seal with Seal Mate

Several posts about suspension so I thought I would share my experience with the Seal Mate tool. The dealership pointed out that my bike had a fork leaking. Quoted me the price to fix it. Pretty much a fork rebuild and they recommended doing both so the oil would match. Yikes! $$

I decided to try the Seal Mate to see if it was just some dirt that I could clean out. It worked! I didn't need a rebuild, just needed some grit removed. Was easy and has been holding ever since. This was a year ago. I thought i had already posted about it but can't seem to find that so here it is.

a youtube showing someone using it. I think it was $7 on ebay


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-05-2019, 10:50 PM
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Yes, I remember your original post. So itís still working a year later and you avoided the cost of a rebuild?

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-06-2019, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, I remember your original post. So itís still working a year later and you avoided the cost of a rebuild?
So I did post about it. I looked for it and couldn't find it....and just thought it was part of me losing my mind

Yes, it really worked. No probs. Hope no one ever has to use it but saved me from a $$ fork seal change out.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-06-2019, 10:44 AM
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I've use plastic hooks before. I had a persistent weeping fork seal and was able to nurse it for 3 or 4 years until it leaked (maybe 20k miles). The seals and bushing were about $60, the labor a little more.

Can't say it helped or not but I used it periodically over that time.
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This reminds me of the film trick back when people had film negatives or what not laying around. Cut a piece of film long enough to wrap around half the tube and work it up there. Anyway I think my 1098 fork is weeping so I've added this to my wish list

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