The fork seals was one of the first jobs one my bike since they were bad when I bought it. If anyone else is contemplating this job heres a few thoughts:
First...use Bulldog's write up..
...it's great. Read it....Read it again...print it out...and read it again. Have it handy when ur doing the job...so u can read it some more. Read the Clymers before starting also....more than once.
The allen bolts...loosen them first...I think I even loosened them before I took the front tire off. If I remember correctly..I put the from tire between my knees and it made it a little sturdier to loosen the bolts. Don't loosen enough to drip oil all over the place...just break them free. On re-assembly snug them up....and torque them after it'd all together.
And that PIA circlip.........two words. "Dental Pick"!! It worked wonders....did both forks by myself, and I am by no means a "master mechanic"....or master of anything for that matter...lol! I've done brakes and a water-pump (auto stuff), or two.. in my life....but this is my first foray into cycle mechanics.
So far....on this bike...I've done the fork seals....rebuilt master cyl and calipers. Replaced old hoses with steel braided brake lines. I replaced the decelerator cable and adjusted the brake and clutch cables. And...replaced front and back turn signals. Most of which with help from this group!! Read...ask questions and have some patience...most jobs are fairly easy with a little help.
I'm headed for new tires...and a spline lube soon. I just posted some Q's on here....because this is the place to find out!!! Great group....great folks!!