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Leaking fork on 06 suzuki gsxr1000 - 2005 kawasaki EN 500 Vulcan

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Your forks have springs inside to absorb the bumps, and is fluid filled to dampen the up and down motions. Buy a fork rebuild kit at your motorcycle supply shop which has all of the seals needed and fill with the recommended oil. Make sure that everything is SPOTLESS, otherwise you will be doing the job again. Use a soft clean lint-free rag to wipe everything down. Do not use paper towel or dirty rags as they will scratch the surface the seals ride on and you will probably be doing the job again. The forks are usually drained with a bolt at the bottom of the forks and filled with a bolt at the top of the forks. Unless you have very high mileage or hit something, you shouldn't have to be doing this so soon. Any wheelies in the recent past???

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