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I've looked all over the forum but can't find how you install the slider bearing and oil seal. Can't find any pipe that'll work either. Anyone have a tool design or a forum reference? Thanks
 

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Terry .... you talking about driving the fork tube seal home?
 

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Did you do a forum search Terry? There is lots on it.
 

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Yes, how do you drive the slider bushing and oil seal in without the special tool Honda uses? The main tube has to be in the fork when you do this so any tool has to fit around it and match the 2 items to be installed.
 

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Newday - I looked a lot and couldn't find anything.
 

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You can use a 4' long x1 1/2" piece of PVC/ABS pipe, split down the centre, to drive the oil seal home.







Not sure what you mean by the 'slider bearing' :?
 

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Thanks Dusty. I'll give it a go. The slider bushing is pressed into the aluminum lower leg right under the oil seal.
 

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Doesn't that slider bushing just go on the fork tube?
 

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It, the guide bushing and the back up ring all just slide into the tube, Terry. Then drive the oil seal home, install the circlip and the dust seal.







Oh ya ..... make sure you have the oil seal on the right way, not upside down!
 

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Well I was off making the 1 1/2" ABS tool and used it to drive both the slider, then the seal in on the first fork. So I'm going to do the oil measurement I promised and then move on to the other fork. Thanks for the help mate. By the way, did you see Stu Oltman's info on the oil lock piece? It goes in the left fork on the '99. I don't think it's true for other years though. Thanks again for your help.
 

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if its like the 1200 you can take two pieces of 1 1/2" i beleive PVC pipe,slit down the middle and band together to drive seal home,think there was one on ebay too
i like this,price is much better than the $60 one i saw last week after searching ebay cam up with this slick little fork seal tool and price was ok too

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200715634982?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

GL1200 (42mm)

really like the engineering on this tool vs using the pvc driver
 

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Dusty Boots wrote:
Oh ya ..... make sure you have the oil seal on the right way, not upside down!
Yes I noticed it had springs on both sides. The manual said mfg numbers up. That put the fattest outside end in first which seemed counter-intuitive but that's the way I did it.

My slider bushings had to be hammered in so I did them first with your abs tool.
 
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