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 Post subject: Leaking Shocks
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:11 pm 
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Hi guys,

Yesterday after a ride i noticed my rear right shock is leaking oil. It's a factory shock done 5,000km and is 14 months old. Is this repairable or is the shock now rooted?

Is this something that should be covered under warranty?

Cheers Sam


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 Post subject: Re: Leaking Shocks
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:30 pm 
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That should not be happening at that low mileage or time and IME OEM shocks like those are not rebuildable.
Were I you I would be talking to your dealer. If he balks ask for the Yam Regional Rep contact info and go up the chain.

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 Post subject: Re: Leaking Shocks
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:20 pm 
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One of the first things I did with my 9000km machine was put better shocks on it as the factory ones had very poor damping and let the bike see-saw (teeter totter) round bends. I didn't need to spend much either, to get better shocks! I went for Forsa MDI,. Very good price, very good shocks!

I also put 15w fork oil in the forks at the same time and the combination really improved handling!
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 Post subject: Re: Leaking Shocks
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:46 pm 
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Mas84 wrote:
Hi guys,

Yesterday after a ride i noticed my rear right shock is leaking oil. It's a factory shock done 5,000km and is 14 months old. Is this repairable or is the shock now rooted?

Is this something that should be covered under warranty?

Cheers Sam


So what is the status with your leaking shock situation? I have the same exact problem. Right rear shock leaking at 6K Miles. I am contacting my local Yamaha dealer, but they are painstakingly slow to respond to me. I'd like to prepare for the conversation with them by learning what you had to go thru. Take a look at the attachment to see a clear picture of the issue.

I hope you had a resolution to the issue. I look forward to your response.


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File comment: A visual of the rear leaking shock issue.
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 Post subject: Re: Leaking Shocks
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:50 am 
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My right rear leaked around 7000 miles.
Found something had sprayed on to the exhaust. Wiped it off and it re-appeared.
Drum brake hub had spray on it also, frame etc. Smelled like machine oil.
It was not from the seal, but from that "stop" that is welded on that the adjustment notches
sit on. As seen in the photo posted. I had the shocks set to the stiffest setting.
Dealer had to order one, it took a week for them to get it.
They put it right on for me. The "grab bar" has to come off to do it....it does NOT flex...
I kept riding it that week, but it really handled a lot better when it was replaced!


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 Post subject: Re: Leaking Shocks
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:26 pm 
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Shocks should not be leaking at those miles...certainly a warranty job.

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 Post subject: Re: Leaking Shocks
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:10 am 
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PapaXris wrote:
Mas84 wrote:
Hi guys,

Yesterday after a ride i noticed my rear right shock is leaking oil. It's a factory shock done 5,000km and is 14 months old. Is this repairable or is the shock now rooted?

Is this something that should be covered under warranty?

Cheers Sam


So what is the status with your leaking shock situation? I have the same exact problem. Right rear shock leaking at 6K Miles. I am contacting my local Yamaha dealer, but they are painstakingly slow to respond to me. I'd like to prepare for the conversation with them by learning what you had to go thru. Take a look at the attachment to see a clear picture of the issue.

I hope you had a resolution to the issue. I look forward to your response.



Sorry for the late reply. The dealer asked for a photo of the leak, the mileage and rego. Then they ordered a new one and installed it while I waited a week later.


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 Post subject: Re: Leaking Shocks
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:59 am 
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IMO they should have been replaced as a pair.

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 Post subject: Re: Leaking Shocks
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:43 am 
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gcrank1 wrote:
IMO they should have been replaced as a pair.


That would never happen.

Besides, the best thing about those stock shocks...is taking them off! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Leaking Shocks
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:45 am 
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Keep a CLOSE eye on the other one, it could start leaking any time too.

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