While my seals gently weep ... This is the 3rd time after two previous cleanings with a feeler gauge that had them seal back up. Will the third time be a charm too? I did two circumferential passes on each tube for good measure, I can always tell that I got in good with the feeler gauge as quite a bit of fork oil oozes out and helps with flushing out any crud in there. After getting things cleaned up with a bit of brake cleaner followed by enthusiastic bouncing the front end up and down with the bars, things look promising and no more wetness is apparent. The AltRider fork guards make the job much easier than the OEM low fender ... I recall it being kind of a PITA to get on and off. Here it is just three 5mm hex head bolts that hold each protector on. We'll have to wait and see if they'll hold as the roads are still full of snow 'n ice here in these parts. I'd encourage a try at cleaning them out first as I've had good luck with that so far. I'll open mine up later during the really dark 'n cold months along with gas tank cleaning, valve inspection, etc. to see if there is any spooge inside the tubes and if the crud that has gotten into the seals has buggered up the tubes any. Good simple fixes first to ya!