fork oil overflow?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by hyfax, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. hyfax

    hyfax Member

    I trailered my bike for the first time about a month ago and I squished the forks down too much. By the time I got to where I was going, there was shock oil on the floor of the trailer. Are my shocks capable of allowing oil to flow outward in this situation or did I wreck my fork seals? I can tell it needs oil now. I was just going to drain the old and add the new, but don't want to waste the oil if I have to do my seals.
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    The added compression may have just pushed the oil past the seals but before pulling them apart, I would do a service on them. The oil is cheap enough.