Thanks! The left fork is leaking around the seal and is a bit concerning. The right fork, the one I think I bent, doesn't appear to be bent much at all. In addition, I can let go of the handlebars and I feel like it rides straight still. I needed to have the fork seals replaced.
....sounds like I shouldn't ride till I get it fixed, as I'll hit corners, and not casually. I'm not an A-to-B straight line rider.
How difficult is it to disassemble forks, fix seals and reassemble?
- I will be picking up front-stand soon.. I've removed the front fairings before, replaced my own clutch and jetted my own carbs... Is this a task I should be able to manage easily enough or should I be taking the bike to a shop for the fork work?
Originally Posted by skywalker
Well for one thing, it's probably not bent. they're a lot stronger than people think they are. You probably just tweaked the upper fork arm in the tripple tree. Loosen all the clamp bolts and reset both forks then tighten it up and it'll probably fix itself. As for the leaking fork...if you hit corners at all, I'd give it a 9 out of 10...VERY not good. But if you're just a straight line a-b parkinglot guy then I'd give it a 4 of 10. The tweaked front fork...just don't do any wheelies/stoppies or aggressive riding and it shouldn't be too big of an issue. So I guess if you ride like a grandma it shouldn't be a problem.