Well, that has to be the most interesting way I've seen of stopping the seal from popping.
Mine wore through the lip in the seal at about the 45,000km mark, which happened to correspond with me stopping at the Suspension Smith in Fyshwick.
Laurie pointed at the oil pissing from the bike and suggested I had some issues.
People thinking I have issues isn't news to me....then I realised he meant the puddle of engine oil under the bike. Given the full synthetic fancy pants oil and all the additives I use it was about a $70 puddle.
I just rode it home as it was and had oil spread from ass hole to ear hole by the time I got there. No oil in sump anymore.
Bunged a new seal in, presto. Still going strong. How many seals have you changed in yours Steve?