Join Date: May 2007
Location: Falls Church, VA
What am I getting myself into (replace fork seals)
So I'm finally looking at some free time to work on the bike . . . and I'm not sure I know what I'm getting into.
The left fork seal is busted, or possibly just the dust cover, I'm not sure. A parking sticker was put on the upper tube and, well, that slid under either the dust cover, seal, something else or all of the above and now I get minor bleeding/welling of fork oil when the forks compress.
I'll have my clymers handy tonight and will be reading then for instructions, but am hoping for some real person advice too.
I am not a wrench, but want to learn and am willing to make mistakes along the way.
Any ideas what I'll need to replace? Should I do both forks at the same time? Drain and replace fork oil while doing it? Caveats, etc?
I live in an apartment complex. Which means no garage to leave the bike half assembled in. It's all gotta be a one shot deal.