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Sooner or later seals leak. Replacing it is not hard but does require some special tools and some mechanical experience.

But that’s not a bad leak. Before doing anything try the old milk carton fix trick.

That outer seal is just a dust scraper. Take a screw driver and carefully pry it loose and slide it down out of the way. Then take a milk carton and cut a piece about 4” long and 2” wide. Carefully slide it up between the seal and fork leg and work it around and up and down. Sometimes just a piece of dirt gets in the seal and causes the leak. If you’re lucky this will fix it. Nothing to loose and really does help sometimes.


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Thanks for the tip

just did this milk carton trick and it started to
Leak way more until I removed the carton
Let’s wait and see If it works.
How do I know if the oil level is ok ?
What oil does it take ?

If I was to replace the seal is this a Ducati part or Ohlin part?
And update ( better seal)?

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If it didn’t leave a puddle you didn’t loose enough to worry about.

I think SKF green seals are the best out there.


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I replaced the seal with a Suzuki one.
for the oil I was told by Ohlins 170mm from top no spring or spacer.I used an old spray bottle , cut the tube to 170mm and sprayed into a bottle.
can and one tell me how to reset the fork settings?
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You should do both sides at the same time. Wheel is off, you have half a quart of oil for doing it, bought a pair of seals, and it will leak soon anyway.
 
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