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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-13-2011, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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installing fork seals

I have a 750 vn and the left fork seal is leaking and the dust covers on both forks are degraded. How hard is it to take off the forks and disassemble them toe put new seals in and what special tools are needed?
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There is a sticky thread at the very top of the Suspension tech forum with the exact procedure outlined that you are looking for:
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12827

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I just had my bike in for inspection and my dust covers were toast, I had them do the dust seals and fork seals for $200 and I was back riding the next day with no tools, time or sweatting over how long it would take me to do it. I really wanted to try it but it's too damn hot out and I wanna ride.

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Bulldogs's link has pictures to boot. I've done this & it isn't too bad. Neaver doing it before you could have it done in an afternoon easily.

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I did mine by removing only the dust cover and seal. You have to be very careful not to scrape the sliding tube when removing the old seals.

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