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Hey guys, this is my first time posting on this forum. Just as a preface I'm 16 and I've just bought a 1975 cb200t with 12000km on it as my new project bike. I've got experience with doing some mechanic work (in auto shop class I tore apart a motor and rebuilt it), but nothing relating to suspension so this is all quite new to me.

So into the problem

My bike on the left side fork is leaking a bunch of oil, and I'm thinking it's from the seals. I lifted up the fork booty's and compressed the forks and I'm seeing the red oil on the fork stanchions. There's a pretty decent amount coming out.

I'm assuming this means that I'll have to tear down the forks and put in new seals? When I do this I'm also guessing that I can just take out the fork tube, drop in new ez seals from common motor and not have to do anything else?

Would it be bad for the bike to ride it even after it's presumably leaked out most of the oil? Will it damage the fork internals? I wouldn't be riding it far, just maybe 20km or something like that until I can wait for the weekend and tear down the forks.

I've attached photos : In the second photo is what is on the forks after I've compressed it a few times. The rest of the photos was after 1 day since picking it up, driving for 2 and a half hours with the forks compressed in the back of the truck strapped down.

Any help Is appreciated, I'm just trying to get this thing safe and on the road.

Thanks.



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Thanks, I looked through some of your posts and it somewhat seems like what might be happening with my bike. I'm getting new tires and doing a few things before I'll do the forks, so I'll update after I've done them.
 
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