Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Central Wisconsin
My question is, if a leak has been going on for quite some time, how much fluid has been lost? Victory calls for a specific fluid level in the forks for a reason. Depleted fluid levels, even a seemingly small amount could have a negative impact on fork performance. So even if you manage to stop the leak, you still have no simple way of replenishing the lost fluid.
I rebuilt the forks on my KP before the riding season, it wasn't a difficult job with the help of the shop manual and some creative tool making. While I had it apart (at 32,000 miles), I replaced the steering head bearings. There was nothing wrong with either of these items, but I did it anyways due to my need to keep my machines in a high state of tune. I think the fork performance has improved, it feels firmer and not so "squishy". Also feels more stable over choppy road surfaces. Could this all be in my head? Certainly, but I will role with it.
Mustang Seat, Progressive 465 shock, RPW Thor Exhaust, VFC III, S&S Intake, Ness Fly bars, Kuryakyn ISO Grips and throttle boss, Kuryakyn Silver Bullets, Ness laydown plate bracket, Barnett braided clutch cable....