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Old Oct 20th 2017, 11:26 AM   #1
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I Ride: 2012 1199S ABS
Fork seal replacement

About 1000 track miles on the 1199S since the fork seals were replaced. Left fork has a little thin line of oil developing. No where near enough to actually run off the fork. (sorry, wiped it off before I could think of taking a picture)
I don't think much of it but thought I would toss the question out.
Should I replace my fork seals this winter before next track season?
Ohlins electronic forks, stock, 8500 miles total. Track bike now.
thanks for sharing any experience with me. paul
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Old Oct 20th 2017, 03:41 PM   #2
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Sounds like improper wheel installation to me...
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Old Oct 20th 2017, 08:24 PM   #3
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Curious,

wheel/tire change done by a Ducati specialist service company.
what could they have done that would lead to this???
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Old Oct 21st 2017, 02:10 AM   #4
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if they do pinch bolts first and fail to properly align the fork legs, it will leak.
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Old Oct 26th 2017, 11:26 PM   #5
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I fail how to see the fork legs can twist when the triple tree is done up upper/bottom and not taking a significant impact to tweak them.

The coating on the fork legs can wear away documented on YouTube long term Panigale use.
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Old Oct 27th 2017, 09:09 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by TurboLag View Post
if they do pinch bolts first and fail to properly align the fork legs, it will leak.
Exactly. The lower stanchions can rotate if no weight is applied to the fork. If the forks weren't aligned properly before the pinch bolts are secured it can cause harmful stress to the form tube and seal.
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