)got my forks rebuilt a year ago or so - the suspension specialist altered the fork oil level to 110mm from the top, with springs out and fork depressed.
) sold that bike for a newer 2007 hornet and changed the forks because the older one's had high quality springs, gold seals etc...
Two weeks after changing the forks, the left fork seal began leaking.
1) Changed both seals - 110mm fork oil - the left fork seal leaked again after two-weeks
2) Same as 1, leaked again.
3) Went to the shop, a trusted bike mechanic, who put new seals in, but only filled the fork oil to the factory level of around 140/150mm - to see if the 110 level was creating too much pressure for the seal to handle.
The bike 'suspension' mechanic (not the bike mechanic) had also advised used 5 dot fork oil because of the gold seals and we have persisted with this amount.
the left seal is now leaking again -
Mechanic's suggestion is to replace the upper fork, chromed, section - but he cannot say that this is actually the problem - $380 Australian and it may not be the issue - mechanic says he's never encountered this issue before.
A friend has suggested seeing if the bottom fork section has, somehow, become less circular and is, therefore, warping the seal.
I am beginning to pull my hair out with this ongoing guessing -
Anyone had, or know of similar calamities as this and what was done to problem-solve and eventually resolve such and issue ?