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Right front fork weeps oil. Will I die?

A little oil appears at the top of the right front fork after riding for 30-40 km. Will this require major surgery ?

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How long has it been since you've changed your fork oil?
How long has it been since you've changed your fork seals?

If you haven't changed your seals in over 5 years, get your seals changed. Major surgery? Nah... Fork seals is a common procedure, A real good repair shop should be able to do in within the 1 to 2 hour range, depending on the condition of your bike.
Will you die? Only God knows when you're time is up.

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