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thinking about changing the fork seals myself. any thoughts and suggestions welcomed. also , seems to me there was a special jig some have made to take cap off and put on. any pics. of this and a tool for putting seals on. thanks Dan
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Hey Dan,
I just got mine done. I wasn't sure about the inside stuff, so I took the forks off and my friend at the shop put new stuff inside. I'm sure I saved a pretty penny in doing some of the work. Be careful not to lose any of the small pieces like bolts and spacers in the rotors. Use alot of baggies.

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exavid made one.

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I just did mine without removing the springs. Pulled out the hex cap screw at the bottom, yanked until the seal/bushing pulled free and then replaced the seal. I do have an Aspencade though, so I have the schrader valves at the top. I removed those and I'll use a syringe or something similar to put fluid back.
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Here is a picture of the tool I made...I suggest you put new guides in while you have it apart, and seriously consider Progressive springs also.
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cool another member on here from Melrose, MN
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thanks kennyd! thats what i'm looking for. great idea. looks like that should work good.
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If you should want any help.. let me know.. I can give ya a hand.
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88gl1500, how long you had your wing? not sure i've seen another 1500 in town besides a black '93
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thanks Rudy! great pictures. should be an ok job with something like this i hope.
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