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    I just blew both fork seals

    need instructions to replace

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    You may as well do a fork service if you're replacing the seals.
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    So....
    I'm in a similar situation .
    Anyone have any experience with after market seals SKF, or do I order manufacturer for the dealership??
    Thanks for some input and insight.
    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW - Ken View Post
    So....
    I'm in a similar situation .
    Anyone have any experience with after market seals SKF, or do I order manufacturer for the dealership??
    Thanks for some input and insight.
    Ken

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    Oh, the bike's a 2017 F800GSA if that helps!

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    SKF is the OE manufacturer for the seals (so I'm told). I used SKF green seals when I did my GS and they were SOO smooth. I use them on my MTB fork as for the same reason, virtually zero stiction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcb78 View Post
    SKF is the OE manufacturer for the seals (so I'm told). I used SKF green seals when I did my GS and they were SOO smooth. I use them on my MTB fork as for the same reason, virtually zero stiction.
    Thanks very much!

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    SKF Green for certain. Widely available.
    BMW doesn't have any special tricks when it comes to the fork seals (or bearings.)
    Concrete remains undefeated. 

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    Anyone ever found the green SKF seals for an ST, rather than a GS?
    I've searched sporadically on occasion, but never managed to find an ST fitment

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    I’m got a leaker too.
    I found a great tutorial video on YouTube.
    Check it out....

    https://youtu.be/KmkjBLEEddI

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    Ensure you take the opportunity to replace the inner bushings when doing a renewal of your forks. I had replaced the seals (minor leak) only for them to return within days due to excess to/fro of the inner tube due to slop in the bushings.
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