Fork Seal Preventive Maintenance
Article by Brian Luttman with help from Dave Hernandez

White lithium grease will catch a lot of the crud before it gets to the fork seals plus reduce stiction. Dave, a buddy of mine who is much more mechanically inclined than I am, did it to his 1998 KLX300R and reported a marked improvement... thanks, Dave! 

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1. Remove Fork Guard.
2. Gently pry off dust seal.
3. Slide down dust seal.
4. Clean dust seal and area up by fork seal.
5. Pack area behind dust seal with white lithium grease.
6. Press dust seal back up into place.
7. Bounce fork up and down and wipe off excess grease.  Do this until no more comes out.
8. Replace fork guard.

 

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