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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-09-2008, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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fork seals replacement.

I got the oil seals and dust covers. What all do I need to disassemble to replace them??? I just need info on the fork procedure. I have the book, but I am not sure if all I need is to remove the retainer clip at the top or do I need to take more parts off.
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I got the oil seals and dust covers. What all do I need to disassemble to replace them??? I just need info on the fork procedure. I have the book, but I am not sure if all I need is to remove the retainer clip at the top or do I need to take more parts off.
Thanx.

Don't reply. I used the search feature and found what I need. Thanx.
Dunno if the seals I bought were just el-cheapo but they lasted what, a month???? Went out yesterday to move it and the left leg was leakin' like all get out grrrrrrrrrrr
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Dunno if the seals I bought were just el-cheapo but they lasted what, a month???? Went out yesterday to move it and the left leg was leakin' like all get out grrrrrrrrrrr
I got mine from Rom Ayers, paid 49$ with shipping. Two seals and two covers. The price seemed right.

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Niterider, can you shoot me any additional (to what slim found) links for the proc? I wanted to try the same (Guest forks need new seals - figured I'd see if I can make them useable again). I do remember someone in the Chicago area (??) who had a friend help him with something to do with the forks - shot a whole bunch of pictures as they went along. Anyone recall who that was? CCSpinner, perhaps??

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I think that was bulldog. Yup! here it is!
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Yes, I used the search feature at the top of the page and found Bulldog's pictures. I'll be using that and the book and help from ya'll if I need it. Thanx.

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Here is a link of when Bulldog and myself did his.
http://www.bulldogsbike.com/forkseals.htm

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Here is a link of when Bulldog and myself did his.
http://www.bulldogsbike.com/forkseals.htm
Thanks, Chad and everyone. Niterider and I ought to start a competition - not for how fast we can each replace the seals, but who can swear a blue streak the loudest and the longest.

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Thanks, Chad and everyone. Niterider and I ought to start a competition - not for how fast we can each replace the seals, but who can swear a blue streak the loudest and the longest.
I am thinking that since I can rebuild an automatic car trans, well, how hard can the forks seals be. Still it is a bit intimitading to tear into them.
You win on the swearing competition, I am not allowed to swear. lol.

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