By: Anonymous: Black () Monday, 16 November 2009 @ 11:09 AM ICT (Read 2167 times)
The left hand fork seal started leaking on my Speed Triple. I took it to the dealer who replaced both and charged me a good amount of money. Six months later the left seal has gone again. The dealer said he inspected the forks and they were in good condition.
What's going on? I don't want to keep paying twice a year.
Changes are this is because the Triumph Speed Triple rests on that side when on the side stand and gives that seal more of a hard time. We've seen this before with other motorcycles. If you can, make the motorcycle more upright when you park it at home. Position a small block of something like wood under the side stand of better still put it on a paddock stand.
It's quite a heavy motorcycle and the stand is quite short so the left seal does get a hard time. Go for genuine ones too – some pattern ones just aren't as good.