Nooscout
I have had a weeping seal on my 2015 Scout 69 for the past few months. Advised by Dealer to have it fixed next Service. I decided to investigate replacing myself. Whilst searching the net I came across a device called a SEALMATE.
I viewed their video on how it works and decided it was too easy a fix and couldn't possibly work, being the skeptic I am.
I found one on Ebay for $11.75 delivered. Bought it and used it yesterday. Too easy!!! I rode for 250ks today, NO MORE LEAK.  IT REALLY WORKS.
I am now a very happy camper. Cheaper than replacing seals. Just have to check and top up the oil if necessary.
Great to find something good that works. I am considering fitting fork gaiters to keep dust off the seals.
Here is the website with all their info and the you tube video.
http://sealmate.net
 
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V-Twin
Nooscout wrote:
I decided to investigate replacing myself. Whilst searching the net I came across a device called a SEALMATE... I rode for 250ks today, NO MORE LEAK.  IT REALLY WORKS.
I must admit, just watching that video, I would have been sceptical but with your positive experience... that is a great find!  👍😀   Thanks for sharing!  You have saved someone on this forum several hundred dollars.  Especially on full fairing bikes, replacing a fork seal can be pricy. 
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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BigTone
Thanks Nooscout very handy. I also watched an excellent vid on the replacing the seal. 
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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1854cc
Saw that on BIKERBITS and it also worked on his bike...here is the link to the video if it worked (first timer)

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Dr.Shifty
I've fixed leaking seals with a similar tool called Fork Seal Doctor. This one is curved to fit standard fork sizes and it clips to the fork so you don't have to hold it at any special angle etc.

http://www.riskracing.com/pages/Seal_Doctor_Page.html

http://www.riskracing.com/images/Seal_Doctor_Main_Image.jpg
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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V-Twin
I would never have known about these tools if not for you guys.  Thank you!  If my forks start leaking, it is good to know it will only cost me $20.
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Tezza
Great find Nooscout. Definitely worth a try.

IMRG  AU101238
Ulysses  25368

2017 Indian Scout
2013 Boulevard C50T
Penrith, NSW
Never lose your sense of humour.  [smile]

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Tezza
1854cc wrote:
Saw that on BIKERBITS and it also worked on his bike...here is the link to the video if it worked (first timer)

https://www.youtube.com/NR8GYeVHc0Q 


Link didn't work 1854cc. ÃƒÂ°Ã…¸ËœÂ§

IMRG  AU101238
Ulysses  25368

2017 Indian Scout
2013 Boulevard C50T
Penrith, NSW
Never lose your sense of humour.  [smile]

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BigTone
Nooscout wrote:
I have had a weeping seal on my 2015 Scout 69 for the past few months. Advised by Dealer to have it fixed next Service. I decided to investigate replacing myself. Whilst searching the net I came across a device called a SEALMATE.
I viewed their video on how it works and decided it was too easy a fix and couldn't possibly work, being the skeptic I am.
I found one on Ebay for $11.75 delivered. Bought it and used it yesterday. Too easy!!! I rode for 250ks today, NO MORE LEAK.  IT REALLY WORKS.
I am now a very happy camper. Cheaper than replacing seals. Just have to check and top up the oil if necessary.
Great to find something good that works. I am considering fitting fork gaiters to keep dust off the seals.
Here is the website with all their info and the you tube video.


So Nooscout I ordered a Sealmate but I couldn't wait for delivery so I made one up from some plastic and cut it to the shape of the tool.
Well, I'm not much of a mechanic, but going by the vid, I did what he did and believe it or not it worked. I have had oil leaking from my left fork for a little while, so I thought it was probably the seal. However, this has fixed it.  I had to bounce the forks quite a few times to reseat, but they are now dry. Fantastic! I'll take it for a test ride later today to see if anything leaks but I'm confident it has worked.
Thanks again.
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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1854cc
Tezza wrote:


Link didn't work 1854cc. ÃƒÆ’°Å¸ËœÂ§

fixed it, should work now.
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V-Twin
BigTone wrote:
so I made one up from some plastic and cut it to the shape of the tool.
So we have SealMate, SealDoctor and now we have BigToneSeal!!!  😜
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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1854cc
V-Twin wrote:
So we have SealMate, SealDoctor and now we have BigToneSeal!!!  ðŸ˜œ

Great idea, I am going to make one too and call it Blow-A-Seal.  Might catch on and make me a millionaire ðŸ˜‚
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BigTone
Dr.Shifty wrote:
I've fixed leaking seals with a similar tool called Fork Seal Doctor. This one is curved to fit standard fork sizes and it clips to the fork so you don't have to hold it at any special angle etc.
You just like anything with Doctor in the name ...😂😂
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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Dr.Shifty
BigTone wrote:
You just like anything with Doctor in the name ...😂😂
Sprung. 😉
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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BigTone
tool.jpeg 

My  BigToneSeal  straight from a binder cover... worked well..😄
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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Vagabond
Like BigTone i couldn't wait or be bothered spending the $$$ so did the same thing....made mine from a 2lt plastic milk container.
Worked like a charm though if/when i have to do it again might use a slightly thicker plastic.
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Nooscout
V-Twin wrote:
I must admit, just watching that video, I would have been sceptical but with your positive experience... that is a great find!  ðŸ‘ðŸ˜€   Thanks for sharing!  You have saved someone on this forum several hundred dollars.  Especially on full fairing bikes, replacing a fork seal can be pricy. 


I am very pleased so many have got some use out this feedback. It's great when something simple works and it doesn't matter if it is homemade.
I've now done over 1200 Km since fixing the seal and it is still OK.
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BigTone
Nooscout wrote:


I am very pleased so many have got some use out this feedback. It's great when something simple works and it doesn't matter if it is homemade.
I've now done over 1200 Km since fixing the seal and it is still OK.

Cheers and thanks, Nooscout. My actual Sealmates arrived last week. Much better than mine so I keep them handy.
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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Dr.Shifty
BigTone wrote:

Cheers and thanks, Nooscout. My actual Sealmates arrived last week. Much better than mine so I keep them handy.


That one you made looks like a 'jack the ripper' tool for when you are wandering the foggy night-time streets of London. 😉
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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BigTone
Dr.Shifty wrote:


That one you made looks like a 'jack the ripper' tool for when you are wandering the foggy night-time streets of London. 😉


I actually put it next to the real one and it wasn't far off... ðŸ˜
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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