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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-24-2008, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
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First I appologize for bringing this subject up again.I found alot on the search but have some specific questions.



I plan to do this in my driveway. I have no garage so I am avoiding pullng the forks off the bike.As far as seals , I know I need the fok seals but should I get anything else, Dust caps,O rings,Fork oil. Should I tae apart he antidive mech and replace the o rings in there as well.



I read n the manual that there is a bolt n the fork that has to be turned,I am having trouble understanding,The picture looks lie an allen wrench up through the center of the fork from the bottom????

I have done heads and rebuilt carbs but the forks are intimidating me.

are the MT 90\ 16 Avon Venoms the right size for this bike

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There is a allen screw at the bottom of the fork after removing axle cap you will see it. It must be started before you release the spring tension or you will not be able to later. I use a impact air gun to start it, then you can remove it later when you have taken the fork apart.
I'm not very good at explaining things, hope this helps.

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The allen bolt can only be seen if you lay on your back and look up into the bottom of the forks..you should probably replace the bushings..if any of the copper is worn off. If you leave the forks on the bike to do this..make sure you block it up carefully you have to "bounce" the tube bottoms off(after removing the retaining clip) and you don't want the bike moving while you are doing that. Helps to have someone hold the bike, sit on it and steady it.

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the allen bolt is a 6mm.
Thanks for the info guys.

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Hello.

When I replaced the fork oil in my 1100, I left them on my bike. I jacked it up with a piece of plywood on the jack to avoid messing up any of the aluminum casing. Then I put a block under it, Pumped the shocks up and down to get all the old fluid out, and put the seals on, then filled it withthe recommended amount off ATM fluid. Simpple, after the first one.

The seal kit comes with the seal,, the dust cap, and the bottom O-Ring. Make sure you do not damage your 2 Metal O-Rings or circlip. Also, when you put in your ATM fluid, be careful when removing the Fork Caps, because the springs inside will send the cap flying. It has a lot of momentum even after the air is drained, so be careful. I nearly had a black eye becauseof this, LOL



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