Re: Fork seal leaking
I'm pretty sure that what happened to you is exactly what the other guys say, that the seal was not put in correctly. Especially if it is leaking more after the repair than before.
What I want ed to add to the thread was to say that I had a problem with a fork where a rock had dinged the chromed surface, and it started leaking. I didn't spot the ding at first, and just replaced the seal, which of course started leaking very soon afterwards. then I got up close with it, and saw the ding, which was about 1.5mm long and 0.5mm wide, and the chrome had cracked and formed a sharp edge which was slashing the seals. So I got out the dremel with the diamond disc and did my best to dress away the ding, as you can see it's through to the brass and not completely smooth, but it does the job. The new seal I put in after the smoothing job has been in there for a year without any leaks. Not a kosher job but cheaper than a new fork leg.