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I bought a 2003 Vulcan 750, my front fork seals are cracked/rusted. How should I proceed repairing? Should I drive it, or not? It bothers me, but doesn't seem to affect the moto. Any help appreciated. See pics attached.
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The rubber there is the dust wipers, the oil seals are underneath. If it's not leaking oil, you should be good. The oil seals probably look a lot better, not being exposed to the elements.

Looks like someone has pried the dust wipers up at some point.

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my dust wipes looked the same when I rebuilt my forks. if the metal under the rubber starts to rust, they can look like someone pried them off with a screwdriver

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Thanks for the replies. Its been a good purchase so far!
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In my opinion, it wouldn't hurt to think about changing out those seals. They're probably original. I would think you'd notice the difference in the ride if nothing else. I agree it's certainly not an emergency or anything, but maybe something you might want to consider preparing for sometime this summer. . . .

Maybe next time you change out the front tire?

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