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Last time I used OEM seals. Two of us doing the job and we put the seals in as shown on the package. They went in too easily, we thought, so we re-checked the instructions on the pack and we had done them right.
Long story short, the instructions on the pack were wrong. The forks leaked like crazy. I was on a trip, so I had them done at an independant shop and the tech confirmed the seals were in backwards.
The aftermarket seals he installed are still in the bike.

However, this is in no way a suggestion to use aftermarket stuff. Next time, I will do OEM.
 

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Denis do you recall which way you put yours in, the ones that leaked?
If mine are in upside down can I reuse them?
Unfortunately, no I don't remember which side is up on them. What GL says is probably right, though.
If you have the time, you could try turning them over and see if it stops the leak. As long as you haven't disfigured them I don't see why that wouldn't work.
 
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