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  • Mitchleeey Posts: 33
    Stock Poster Mitchleeey
    15 Aug 2020 06:22 PM
    G’day all!

    Breakout is 3 months old from new. Just after some insight as to what’s normal and what’s not....

    Oil on the forks and to me it seems like a shit load of travel... pretty spongy. Let me know what you think.

    Any way I can upload a video clip?

    Cheers!

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  • Far Canal Posts: 2464
    Motor Head Far Canal
    15 Aug 2020 06:36 PM
    Still should be under warranty. Is the oil really pissing out?. Like dripping down the sliders/lower legs. Have seen steering head grease sort of liquifying and running down the left hand fork tube that can give the impression you have a leaky seal when you don’t.
  • beaglebasher Posts: 1331
    fuckin everywhere
    Performance Poster beaglebasher
    15 Aug 2020 07:58 PM
    Highly unlikely its a fork seal.
    I would clean it thoroughly and check it  after a ride.
    Check the top caps are nipped up.
  • Humbug Posts: 655
    Darwin
    Performance Poster Humbug
    15 Aug 2020 08:28 PM
    Last time I did a fork seal the oil was all over my leg, did not even know as I rode home in the dark(big party) I knew all about it when I woke up and saw my pants.
  • Mitchleeey Posts: 33
    Stock Poster Mitchleeey
    15 Aug 2020 09:25 PM
    Thanks for the replies, much appreciated! 

    So you blokes reckon take it in anyway and get HD to fix It? Should get the warranty treatment I assume. 
  • steelo Posts: 3238
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    15 Aug 2020 09:31 PM
    Looks like the fork seals M. Be careful when riding you don't punch that fender up against the triple tree braking.
  • Mitchleeey Posts: 33
    Stock Poster Mitchleeey
    15 Aug 2020 09:44 PM
    Quoting steelo on 15 Aug 2020 09:31 PM
    Looks like the fork seals M. Be careful when riding you don't punch that fender up against the triple tree braking.
    Harley assist to the dealer you reckon mate?
  • Wideglider Posts: 1086
    NSW
    Performance Poster Wideglider
    15 Aug 2020 09:51 PM
    Looks like seal, had the same thing before.
  • steelo Posts: 3238
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    15 Aug 2020 09:53 PM
    Hi M. If you have it yes. I imagine that by looking at the level of compression under stationary braking you are getting it would be dangerous. Also adds an air of gravitas to the situation and you don't have to hang around at the dealer. I just did some looking online and it doesn't appear that Harley front shocks (I didn't know either) are very robust. You might be able to negotiate on some good cartridge shocks. Sure it was a company advert
  • Mitchleeey Posts: 33
    Stock Poster Mitchleeey
    15 Aug 2020 10:01 PM
    Quoting steelo on 15 Aug 2020 09:53 PMedited: 15 Aug 2020 10:01 PM
    Hi M. If you have it yes. I imagine that by looking at the level of compression under stationary braking you are getting it would be dangerous. Also adds an air of gravitas to the situation and you don't have to hang around at the dealer. I just did some looking online and it doesn't appear that Harley front shocks (I didn't know either) are very robust. You might be able to negotiate on some good cartridge shocks. Sure it was a company advert
    Thanks Steelo - I think it’s best to just H-Assist it to the dealer. 

    I’ve had a good look also, can’t find too many cases of similar sorts. 
  • Humbug Posts: 655
    Darwin
    Performance Poster Humbug
    16 Aug 2020 09:37 AM
    Use Harley assist I did,piss easy.
  • Jay-Dee Posts: 339
    Great South East
    Stage 1 Poster Jay-Dee
    16 Aug 2020 11:37 AM
    To me that looks like just some dust build up combined with either a bit of assembly grease or fine oil from the seal. If it has done a fork seal oil will be running down the fork leg.

    The travel looks pretty long but Breakouts aren't known for their great front forks.
  • beaglebasher Posts: 1331
    fuckin everywhere
    Performance Poster beaglebasher
    16 Aug 2020 12:25 PM
    Agree with JD.
    Give it a  good clean  all over and monitor the situation.  If the fork seal was leaking you would see it dripping onto the floor. 
    I don't remember how much oil is in each leg but I think its at least a  couple of hundred mls.
    I would have no concerns about riding the bike whatsoever. 

  • bloodog Posts: 1894
    Cairns
    Motor Head bloodog
    16 Aug 2020 06:15 PM
    Quoting beaglebasher on 16 Aug 2020 12:25 PM
    Agree with JD.
    Give it a  good clean  all over and monitor the situation.  If the fork seal was leaking you would see it dripping onto the floor. 
    I don't remember how much oil is in each leg but I think its at least a  couple of hundred mls.
    I would have no concerns about riding the bike whatsoever. 

    Totally agree with BB
  • Birtyyy Posts: 243
    Sunshine Coast
    Stock Poster Birtyyy
    17 Aug 2020 09:04 AM
    I had a fork seal blow out on my Street Bob, only 18 months old, still within warranty but they told me fork seals weren't covered. Bought new seals and installed them myself, not a big job.

    Oh and mine properly blew out, fork oil covered one whole side of the bike/engine.
  • magnum54 Posts: 126
    Stock Poster magnum54
    17 Aug 2020 11:39 AM
    may not need a new seal, sometimes dirt or dust gets trapped under the lip
    have a go at cleaning it first




  • Vic Posts: 230
    WA
    Stock Poster Vic
    17 Aug 2020 03:14 PM

    Wipe them down first give them a few pumps wipe again , repeat.

    Ride it for a bit to see if it persists.

    If it does follow the vid that magnum posted, 9 times out of 10 it will fix the problem because you have a bit of grit in there not a blown seal.

    Don't know if Harley cover seals under warranty but can say a lot of other manufacturers don't.


  • robnicko Posts: 285
    vic
    Stage 1 Poster robnicko
    17 Aug 2020 04:13 PM
    lift up those chrome covers on the top of the lowers, you should be able to twist them & slide up to reveal the dust caps & seals & it should then be pretty obvious if the seals are leaking as there will be oil on top

    as the bikes very new, could also be assembly grease used on the seal slowly working its way out too
     
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