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Working my way thro. my recently purchased 1994 K75 with Showa forks I find there is one leaking fork seal. Close examination reveals two pin prick sized marks presumably caused by stone chips. These really are very small and barely visible but can be felt when rubbing a figure over the area.  Would smoothing the area with a fine oil stone, degreasing and putting a blob of super glue or two pack epoxy resin in the offending area work or am I wasting my time. I will be fitting gaiters! John

    

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I have stopped forks leaking due to some pin holes of rust by using superglue. You will need to clean the area with acetone and even possibly soak the area in acetone so as to get unser the chrome so as to prevent the chrome peeling futher. It will leave a very hard lump that needs to be ground of with fine (1600 or 2000 grit) wet/dry sandpaper. You wont get a permanent fix but something like 12 months from it.


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I have used this method before using regular Araldite. But as Rick says, you need to clean meticulously any oil or other contaminant. You may even want to rough the area just around the repair, to give the glue has a bit of purchase before a thin smear of araldite , then, when set, very carefully sand the excess off.


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If you can feel it with your finger it will need polishing out, once the stonechip is down to level the divot may not be an issue but the raised bit will be, tons of patience and very little pressure with the oilstone and only on that raised bit, gently gently will do a pretty job for you


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