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Old 12-28-2009, 10:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, so I figure this would be a good time to replace the front fork seals, since all the plastic is off the bike, (and they are leaking anywah). So, how hard is it?
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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not that hard if you don't have a problem getting the drain allens out. the fork tube nuts can be a pain to get back in but there is a totorial on here to show how to. a buddie helps. i used an air impact to help me.
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What Ever you Do DO NOT FOLLOW THE CLYMER MANUEL FOR SEAL INSERTION it is backwards.
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also, before removing caps from top of forks remove bottom two cap bolts( if you don't the inside tube wiil just spin and you end up drilling out the bolts)and when rebuilding make sure you use new copper washers on the bottom cap bolts, check your bushings out real good too, worn bushing and you'll be redoing the job again.

Really an easy job just follow Scotthohio's post and you'll be just fine.

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also, before removing caps from top of forks remove bottom two cap bolts( if you don't the inside tube wiil just spin and you end up drilling out the bolts)and when rebuilding make sure you use new copper washers on the bottom cap bolts, check your bushings out real good too, worn bushing and you'll be redoing the job again.

Really an easy job just follow Scotthohio's post and you'll be just fine.

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First hand experience there Ray?
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First hand experience there Ray?
sure is, I have built quite a few since the lesson was learned the hard way and it is so much faster and easier to do the right way and on the bike in my opinion
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i have replaced the all parts in the fork. If some one needs i can make a solution with photos.
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how dirty you wanna get?...just loosen the caps...pullem and let the shop beat their brains out.....not to pricey....put progressives too....sliders too....otherwise not to bad a home job...but a slippery gooey mess and gettin the caps back on can be fun...
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So, how hard is it?
You can do it. Just replace everything and clean out the anti-dive chambers too.
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