after my previous post saying i noticed a puddle of 'oil' on the base of my fork leg, i went to southern cross and they took it apart and couldn't find a leak.
I went back home and the stanchion was still feeling greasy so i took the mudguard off and wiped both sides off with brake cleaner so not greasy. When i got to work this morning i ran my finger round the fork leg and again it's greasy. There is a greasy black ring around the stanchion where the fork has compressed to.
Southern cross say over the phone that it sounds like it may just be the grease they use to put the seals in (they were replaced 3k ago but they also took the dust seal out when they looked at it the other day. How can i tell if my fork seal is leaking? I thought the tell tale sign was the black greasy ring but sc say it would be a drip and puddle and normally go all over the brake disc. They checked the oil level in the fork and say it's fine too.
I'm hoping to ride the 200 miles to go see my son next week i just want to be sure it's safe more than anything, i have breakdown anyway but that's not the point is it!