Join Date: Aug 2011
Due to weather...
Due to the weather (and the danged arthritis in my hips), Ive delayed my seal change. Will write up a detailed account after theyre done (wanna make sure it works first).
But really, if its just seals and dust boots, should be no reason to fully disassemble. The key is in the actual seal removal method. And if its an older bike, after draining oil, we flushed first w/#2 fuel oil, then Automatic transmission fluid (to clear the #2). I still dont see the need to disassemble unless something else is gonna happen/be replaced.
Hint....in the actual service manual it mentions a "seal puller tool"...well, all it is, is a cheap auto dent puller really. Once the dustseal and snapring are removed, Im just gonna screw some decking screws into 4 spots on the seal, and then use the dent puller. new seals and boots should just slide right over the upper tube, and be tapped into place with a piece of PVC pipe.
But I'll write it all up when I do it and even take pics, if my cam works, lol. Probably gonna do it tomorrow now...sunny all day....
...rode the bugger illegally around the neighborhood again today too, hee hee...