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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2007, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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hi replacing my front fork seals. i removed easily my 1st 6mm allen bolt from the bottom of the 1st fork. the 2nd fork, the allen bolt. came loose easily but it is spinning
inside of the fork itself not allowing me to remove the tube how can i remove the
inside bolt/fastner and what wrench tools are required any help on this..

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Is there anyway you can use an air wrench?

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2 questions......Are the forks still on the bike? Have you removed the springs?

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forks off the bike and have used an air wrench to remove to remove the allen bolts.

and springs removed.
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If I am reading this correctly, It sounds like the tube inside is turning too. I have read here where one has used a broom handle pushed down inside to hold it in place while the allen bolt is loosened. Another way, as mentioned by wingmaster, is the air gun. Using an allen socket attached to your air gun (make sure is is a good gun) try to back it out QUICKLY. Mine did the same thing and came out the rest of the way with this method. If it does not, change direction on the gun and try to snug it back up, then run in out QUICKLY again. That should get it out. One more thing, make sure the gun is straight and the allen wrench is seated completely in the bolt beforehand. Otherwise, you'll round it out! Wendell
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forks off the bike and have used an air wrench to remove to remove the allen bolts.

and springs removed.
oops....guess I was a little slow on the draw!

Excellent job scot! Good Job!

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I had this a few years ago and used a broom handle, with the end turned down, placed it in the tube give it a tap with a hammer and it should hold the inside parts still while you release the bolt, you may need a second pair of hands to hold things and best check there are no wood spinters before you reassemble.
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re-install the spring and cap, this will apply some pressure to the rod and allow you to remove the allen bolt. If it still spins, probably someone used lock tight on it before. If that is the case lock the lower in a vise and have someone try to pull on the slider, as if pulling the slider out of the lower. This will apply more force to hold the rod. Should only remove the spring after the lower bolt is out.

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re-install the spring and cap, this will apply some pressure to the rod and allow you to remove the allen bolt. If it still spins, probably someone used lock tight on it before. If that is the case lock the lower in a vise and have someone try to pull on the slider, as if pulling the slider out of the lower. This will apply more force to hold the rod. Should only remove the spring after the lower bolt is out.
+1, this is how i get my lower bolts out. the spring pressure is normally plenty to avoid the parts turning, and there is no chance of getting splinters where they are definitely not wanted

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hi did that and it worked.. live and learn. unscrew the lower end 1st.
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