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The other day I noticed that one of the seals on the front fork of my KLX250S was leaking. I used a Seal Mate tool to clean the seal and now the seal is properly seated once again. Each rod holds over 500mL of fork oil and I couldn't of lost more than 20-25mL (that is extreme worse case scenario). So I guess my question is this: How much leaked oil is too much and requires me to take apart my fork and top up the fork oil?
 

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Do you have traditional side up forks, or upside down forks? If they are the old style, it is easy to drain the forks, and fill them with the correct amount. Then you will know the answer to your question.

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I have upside down forks. Thats why I'd rather not go through the trouble of topping up if I don't have to.


Turn the bike over while filling them. Problem solved. :)


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Even tho it is more work. I suggest you drain and check. Then you are good for a few more years.
I just put in new fork seals on my 400 Yamaha, and they are leaking. At least with upside down forks, the oil does not lubricate the disc rotor.

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