Clear-ish liquid, does not appear to be coming from brake line, but had that consistency, as opposed to oil??? It dripped from the very bottom of the left side fork. Could this be my fork seals going bad??
I did not have time to take the plastic off and get a better look.
Thoughts, diagnosis tips??
(Can't figure out how to add a picture from my mobile phone, but imagine a small puddle directly under the the bottom of the fork. )
Ok guys, thanks for the replies. The viscosity, look, smell and feel seems closer to brake fluid than fork oil. I will pull the plastics on the front to get a better look at the fork and remove the front left caliper and inspect tonight and post what I find.
The bike has about 32,000 miles on it, no work on the forks or seals yet.
Interesting on the different color of fork fluid. My forks started leaking at about 35k miles, I think helped out by going up some high passes out west. It was clear fluid. I bought the bike used with 12k miles on it so I doubt the fluid had been replaced.
BTW, it was covered by the extended GTPP warranty. Still holding at 62,600 miles. And I still have two years of warranty left.
I've done fork seals. They aren't too bad. At least, not on right-side-up forks. I haven't tried it on up-side-down ones yet.
I've looked at the youtube videos and the posts on the forum here. While it does not look like a super involved job, and I'm sure I could get it done myself, I wen't ahead and made an appointment at the local shop. Only downside is they are about 1 month out on work right now, so I won't be riding it a whole lot for a few weeks :-(