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Does Seal Mate Really Work?

Recently we sent out a survey to find out if Seal Mate really works for customers and here's what 88 respondents had to say.

Did Seal Mate Work For You?

86.4% Yes
13.6% No

Summary: We guarantee Seal Mate will work on your leaking fork seals or your money back. We provide this guarantee so there is no risk to you, but there are times that forks or seals are beyond the point of being fixed with Seal Mate. That being said almost 90% of the time it works to fix the leaking fork seal for about $5!

What make and model of bike did you use Seal Mate on?


Drz 400s
Yamaha Super Tenere
yamaha yz250f
2002 Honda GL1800
moto guzzi daytona
2015 indian scout
03 kawasaki KLR650o
1981 Kawasaki KZ550, 1984 Honda CB750SC
KTM 105 sx
2011 Victory Vision
1990Honda GL1500SE
Honda atc 250r & honda atc 350x
gs1000g susuki
Kawasaki 600 Ninja
KTM 1190 Adventure
Suzuki Bandit and Buell Blast
Suzuki GS1000
Yamaha WR400F
Ducati multistrada
V Strom 650
2014 500 EXC
2010 Fjr1300
Honda Nighthawk 700S
2008 Arlen Ness Jackpot
Eh..dont remember
2004 Honda vtx1300
Various classic Honda’s 1980’s models
2000 Kawasaki Voyager XII
Suzuki LS-650
1989 bmw r100gspd
Triumph Rocket III
03 Yamaha FJR 1300
2017 Kawisaki KX 250F
Buell XB12X
Honda GoldWing
Ktm xcf450 and ktm 300xc
tides marine rudder seal
Suzuki M109
2004 cr125
2000 Valkyrie Tourer
Honda VFR800 VTEC
Ducati 899 panigale
1988 Honda Shadow VLX
1998 Kawasaki Concours
2007 aprilia tuono 1000r
Moto Guzzi Norge
Yamaha FJR1300
Honda Goldwing
Honda Valkyrie
Wanted to use on Honda ST1300 but never received product
1993 Honda Nighthawk 750
1978 KZ1000A2
Suzuki Boulevard M109R
Honda Goldwing GL1800
2005 ktm 300
Aprilia Dorsoduro 750
Harley, Nightrain
Yz125 and ktm65
1999 Kaw ZRX1100, and other bikes!
2012 Kawasaki Concours 14
Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K3
BMW F650
1982 yz490 1982 it465 1985 it200
2006 fjr 1300 Yamaha
2002 Honda Goldwing
1987 yamaha venture royale
Yamaha Tenere
Triumph Rocket III and Tiger Explorer, Kawasaki Voyager, Yamaha Dirt bikes.
2004 Yamaha ttr-225
2002 Triumph Thunderbird
suzuki hayabusa
Yamaha yz450
1993 Honda CB750 and 2013 Honda CB1100
2009 Kawasaki Versys
2012 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
Summary: Seal Mate has been successfully helping all street & off road motorcycles fix their leaky fork seals.
How would you have fixed your fork seals if you didn't use Seal Mate?
Replace fork seals
New seals
replace them
Paid someone to redo seals
Replace seals
Replaced the seals
would remove fork seals the standard way
A full fork rebuild.
R&R seals
I ended up having the seals replaced at a motorcycle shop.
Might not have
replace the seals
I would have had to pay a mechanic
I would have fixed it myself.
Replacement, by myself
Saves needless replacement of seals
Service at dealer
A shop
Replace seals the old fashioned way
Taken forks apart and replaced seals
Changed THE seals
Replace seals
Replaced them! I have to any way, sealmate only gave me a short while longer!
Bring it to the shop
a piece of 35mm film ...
shock shop
Was looking at replacing my fork seals. Fortunately i was able to postpone my regular maintenance of fork oil change for two years and then change seals .
replacing the seal
Taken them all apart for disassembly. Hours of work and cost vs 10 mins
I replaced the seals
Would have had to replace the seals.
Would of had to pay to get them replaced and spent big money to do so
replace seal
I replaced them
I couldnt
Replace your seals
I would change the seals
Repair shop
not sure, the seal replacement was not very old.
completely rebuilt them and installed new seals, would have been quite a project
Replace the fork seals.
Rebuild them
Replace the seals
never received product so I will have to change seals
I suppose I would have had to pay a shop to replace them.
Changed them
Yours was extremely difficult to use and didn't work well at all. Bought one of those circumferential snap-around cleaners that did the trick first try.
By replacing the seals
Take it to the dealer.
replaced seals
Remove forks and have dealership replace seals
Remove the seals
Probably the standard seal replacement process,
Seals were replaced
Replace seals.
with a spark plug gap tool
Garage repair
complete tear down
new seals
Take apart
Disassemble and replace seals.
New seals, dealer
replaced them
Trip to the repair shop.
Depends on how the seal looked.
Replaced seals
Summary: With all the options of repairing leaking fork seals there seems to be the DIY option, or the shop options both can be expensive and time consuming.
How much do you think it costs to repair/replace fork seals without Seal Mate?
40.9% - $50-$100
20.5% - $100-$200
23.9% - $200-$300
12.5% - $300-$400
2.3% - $400+
Summary: The cost to fix or repair leaking fork seals can be expensive as you can see over 35% of our respondents would spend between $200-$400 if they didn't have the Seal Mate tool as an option. If we figure the average savings is about $200 on average depending if your a DIY type person or not. We have successfully helped over 100,000 customers worldwide which means we have saved our customers theoretically $20,000,000! 
Let us know your thoughts on your experience with Seal Mate
Works great
Amazing product!!!!!
it was great
Seal Mate has kept my original seals in good shape for 17 years.
Great bit of kit!
It took a few times, and I had to repeat a month or so later, but that was over a year ago.
Great product
They worked for me this time perhaps not the next. We shall see. Would recommend.
They work well but are expensive considering that they generally only last one use.
you should inform buyers how many pieces come with 1 order
Like any exceptionally well engineered product, Seal Mate does its job quickly, and easily, allowing me to use my bike. People buy there bikes for many reasons, mine was purchased to ride, thank you Seal Mate for allowing me to ride and not waste the riding weather on repairs.
Sensible. Worth a try.
I tried several times following instructions and videos only to bend the tool up. Perhaps the seals on a Goldwing suspension are really tight.
Great product. have turned many friend on to it !!!
Sometimes it doesn't work as good still get seepage on some of my bikes but it usually works
not shure that the problem is sealmate not working ichanged the seals and probebly they are not good or old stock
A great little tool,follow instruction and it's a simple thing to use.
To be honest I did not think the Seal Mate would work on my leaky fork seal. The seal was leaking pretty good and I thought for sure the seal would have to be replaced. Easy fixes usually don't work for me and Seal Mate made it look to easy. So of course I went to the internet to get information and I started to see a lot of positive reviews from riders that used Seal Mate. I Thought why not give it a try. It worked great! I honestly couldn't believe it. Great product definitely worth a try before you go to the expense of replacing the seal.
Best $8 I ever spent.
Used them 2 times on bike ok so far
Works great for removing debris that causes leaks.
Great product!
It works!
15 minute fix for under $10 thanks!
Seal mate works about 50% of the time on the many bikes I work on. The newer seal mate is great but too expensive. It usually takes more than one as they bend and crinkle pretty quick. I would buy them in bulk if they were cheap enough. I often have to resort to making my own
Great product just ordered another one I used this on my riding mower axle seals worked GREAT !
So simple and yet so fantastic
Simple product, worked great
Great product … a tool box must have
It's a good product that definitely has a purpose. Unfortunately, dry desert air had already taken its toll on my seals and they still have to be replaced!
I tried it several times and had NO luck, seals STILL LEAK!
it worked ok ...
saved me money and didn't scratch tubes. I'm happy
great tool for combating normal road dirt for my cruiser
Didn't believe it at first but it genuinely works. Could'nt be happier.
Great product, saved me time and money. Such a simple tool for an otherwise complicated fix.
Didn't help sorry.
Was easy to use and worked great. The seals continued to hold when I hit a large pothole.
This is probably the best invention ever for fixing leaking forks, I brag about this thing to everyone, so simple but yet so amazing and a huge money saver, you should be proud!! 10 thumbs up and thanks for saving me huge money👍👍👍
good product!
Didn't work
It's the only seal tool I can rely on. I would never buy anything else.
Works easy and well
Great product that is a time saver and gets customers bike back quickly
I have used on 2 different bikes. Worked on small issues. Had to rebuild forks on seals the springs corroded and failed on.
Worked instantly, no leaks since. I have recommended to a mechanic friend for bikes.
Worked, but then I made fork socks using Cordura and Velcro. No problem since. Had retro-fitted my BMW airhead with gaiters and went many more miles without leakage. best way is to cover the exposed tube. Styling is the problem....bare tubes.
I can't believe how well this worked, I had a bad seal leak and this just instantly fixed it. I haven't had a drop of fork oil leak, even after a track day!
It worked well. I need to use it again though. When I upgrade my fork springs etc. I'll replace the fork seals at the same time.
Worked as advertised.
Easy to use and worked great
Cleaned seal as directed, stopped the seepage I was getting on the fork tube.
I don't mind the cost of parts, but the time spent replacing the seals is priceless. The explanation about dirt under the seals made sense to me so I tried it and it worked . I was pleasantly surprised and so happy to save the down time on the bike having the seals replaced.
Very poor. I never received the product. Not worth the effort to find out why it never shipped.
Love the product! I bought 2 and I keep one at home, and one in my motorcycle jacket at all times!
Well to be fair seals only cost $25 but you didn't give me that option to choose so $25 and a couple hours work - Because I don't pay for what I can do - having said that Seal Mate took a couple of minutes so well worth it.
The previous question was not fair, as I did not have to resort to replacing, just used a different product.
Can not always be used to fix the problem
Easy to use and reduces or eliminates the telltale signs of oil on the forks.
Worth trying before replacing seals; also good for keeping seals clean
Worked and still works. Loaned to ex Motorcycle mechanic for his Honda ST1300, worked for him too. We were both pleasantly surprised.
Saved a lot of time and money
So far so good!
No comment
Worth every penny. Worked on my previous bike also. Concours 10.
Works very well. I would buy it again. The application is very simple.
Excellent alternative, but you still need to get those seals professionally checked. in the UK any signs of oil weeping from a fork seal is a safety fail, with a fine if used on the road.
Product works very well in most situations. I race vintage motocross with AVDRA here is Az. I've had seals leak at the track and couple times around fork and it usually cleans up with no more leaking. Simple solution great idea.
I got the seal mate about 3 years ago and it did stop the seals from leaking for a couple years but now the seals have failed and I got a set of new seals to replace them. It did get me by for a while at least
Excellent first choice to try prior to replacing seals. Very little to lose, since the cost of the Sealmate is so inexpensive.
This tool worked as advertised! and saved me a lot of money and labor.
I carry one in my tank bag all the time!
Great product, used per instructions it's worked every time.
Use again.
i think if the seals weren't the original ones they may have been soft enough to work .
This has worked for me for three years. I use Seal Mate perhaps every 9 months, and the problem's over. I am a loyal fan!
Quick easy and simple to use
It works great! Most leaking seals are not actually damaged, they're just dirty. I've used Seal Mate to clean leaking seals on both my bikes and recommended it to others with excellent results.
INCREDIBLE Wish I could send a before and after photo. It completely solved the problem. What a simple fix. Spreading the word to all my 2 wheeled friends.
The Seal Mate product worked. I like it.
Great idea, but it’s not worked once out of ten uses.
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