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Changed my fork seals and now they're leaking... :(

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Old 07-15-2011, 05:50 PM
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Default Changed my fork seals and now they're leaking... :(

So I WAS going to pay to have Honda do it but after watching Duo Maxwells youtube videos a couple times and researching a bit I figured I could do it myself. Well, I THOUGH it went really well and wasn't that hard. Right after I finished I took my 02 F4i to the end of the block n back and it felt great. Put it away back in my garage and thats where it sat from last friday until today when I went in and noticed a wet spot under my left fork. Sooo, I bend down and look around and noticed that it was wet underneath my fork which leads me to think it's leaking out the bottom allen head bolt. The other side is a little wet too. I'm going to tear it apart tonight again but I swore I torqued those allen heads down last time. Does anyone have any insight to this and why they might be leaking??? I don't feel any fork oil anywhere else on the forks as I thought I cleaned them pretty well when I tore it apart. So frustrating as I hate doing things twice, haha. Any info is much appreciated. Thanks.
 
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:57 PM
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Did you put plumber's tape on those bolts?
 
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:27 PM
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Good point, plumber's tape....

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Did you put plumber's tape on those bolts?
 
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:46 PM
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No, you're talking like thread tape?? Well, doesn't look like it will be tonight. I guess someone else is using the chain lift and I have no other way of lifting my bike up. Kind of ruined my day but whateva...
 
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:54 PM
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No, you're talking like thread tape??

Yes, that's the same thing, it goes by several different names. Teflon tape is yet another name for it.
 
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