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2002 ST4S, one leaking. Must the entire fork come apart, or is there a shortcut. I've done this on a R1100RS, an old Honda, but never on an inverted fork. If you've some advice, offer it. The Ducati manual shows how to rebuild/check. I just want to stop the bleeding.

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I had my 4s forks apart to do the Race Tech valve upgrade and I would say that you probably have to tear it down. Mybe someone will have a quick method, maybe.

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Take them apart quickly! ;)

there is no way to get the seal off with out taking the tubes out. How many miles on the fork? Can you see a nick in the tubes? I have seen dried bug guts cause a leak. Take off the dust wiper and run an old 35mm negitive strip in under the seal to try to clean it out (using the sprocket holes) that will fix them in some cases.

Otherwise, it would be a good time for a new set of springs and a revalve!

Fork oil should be changed at 12,000 mile intervals anyhow...
 
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