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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing Fork Seals Video

Hey all,

I made a video of my fork seal replacement.
Fork Seal Replacement Video
Long video (17-1/2 min)

I didn't do everything properly, so there's a lot of notes in the video.

I should have read Lance's post first.

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I think you forgot your link, but I found my way to it under your channel.

Honestly, I think every video/thread you make should just have a sticky. These videos are incredibly helpful.
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I agree with you Papa Smurf!... waiting for the spline lube vid to come next!
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I think you forgot your link, but I found my way to it under your channel.

Honestly, I think every video/thread you make should just have a sticky. These videos are incredibly helpful.
Whoops! Fixed.

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Fantastic video, and perfect timing. I have all my seals and new springs ready to go in this weekend. Using this video, reading Lance's sticky thread and combining the info and having my manual nearby should make this job go smoothly.
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

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Hey Roach, good job. I`ve read the manual and lance`s sticky a few times, but nothing beats seeing the job actually performed. Even when you get a few things out of order. lol

My dust seals are disintegrating but I think the oil seals are still OK. But since my scoot is 20 years old I figure it`s time for for a complete service/oil change/rebuild of the forks anyway. I have a complete set of oil and dust seals already and the new cir-clips for the top of the inner slider tube are at the dealers. The first clips they sent me were the big ones for the oil seal in the lower slider tube. Did you replace both sets of cir-clips, or just the smaller diameter ones at the top of the fork tubes?

I`m curious about the condition of the fork oil too. Was it stinky or foamy or milky like it had any water contamination? Or did it come out looking pretty clean?

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I`m curious about the condition of the fork oil too. Was it stinky or foamy or milky like it had any water contamination? Or did it come out looking pretty clean?
Hey Hoss, Just did my seals this past weekend. my bike is also ablut 20 years old and had one leaky seal. the oil that came out of mine was totally black and stinky. On the side that was leaking, almost no oil was in there, on the "good" side, there wasn't much there either. dont know if it evaporates with age or what? The new oil of course is completely clear. I threw in some progressive springs also and I can tell a difference.
Good luck with your seal job.

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metzler 880's
r/r relocated
iridium plugs
ngk plug caps
mf agm battery
ballancer and stator replaced. (Lance328)
Pro Tac Backrest
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fork seals replaced
2003 kdx 220
frp chain gude
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Thanks phurp. I hope the fork tube that was leaking is healed up after your service.

I haven`t ridden enough yet to know if I need progressive springs or not.
I hope to rectify that situation by this time next year!

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Kury Offset Hiway pegs
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useing this video I did the left fork in about 30 min... after watching the video about 10 times.. then useing the video and going step by step...took me about 15 min for the right side!
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Sweet video. I'll bookmark it for future reference.

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