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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.
 

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Fork Seals - AAARRGGHHHH!!!!

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!
Don't for to check this out. You may want to print these pages if you don't have the Clymers.
This link was at the bottom of the page.
 

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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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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. :hitanykey
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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Hello,
I would like to replace the fork oil. I've read the clymers and bulldog's website but my problem is, that my English isn't so good to understand everything. Sorry for that. My VN750 is a 1994 Model without the air-valves on the top of the fork. When I unscrew the caps I'm wondering how do I get the top of the fork unscrewd to get the ne oil into the forks. The only thing I see is a srew - nothing to get it unscrewd.

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Hello,
I would like to replace the fork oil. I've read the clymers and bulldog's website but my problem is, that my English isn't so good to understand everything. Sorry for that. My VN750 is a 1994 Model without the air-valves on the top of the fork. When I unscrew the caps I'm wondering how do I get the top of the fork unscrewd to get the ne oil into the forks. The only thing I see is a srew - nothing to get it unscrewd.

Thank you.
Threr is nothing to unscrew, under the cap is the fork spring seat and it is held in by a snap ring. Press down on the spring seat to remove the snap ring. Drain the fluid first as the fork will be under pressure!! I would suggest getting a Clymer manual and follow directions. Good Luck. :smiley_th
 

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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.
So how did this job turn out for you? Anything you learned doing it for the first time?
 

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I have other projects going on at the same time that I haven't gotten to that one yet.
I have plans for my blue 74 pick-up (another trans & engine & other work that I want to do to it).
I recently move, luckily only across the street, now I am fixing a place for my chickens.
Thanx for asking, Doug.
 

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Hello VN750-Riders,

I've just made a frok oil change and now I have a problem. :( I've followed the instructions of the clymer.
1. Take off the top cap of the fork
2. Take off the the two fork things
3. Turn it up side down
4. The spacer, the fork spring and a washer came out - and the oil
5. Wait untill the complete oil came out.
6. Put the fork spring into the fork
7. Put fresh fork oil into the fork untill the air distance is 150 mm (compressed fork - distance between the notch and the oil level)
8. Put the washer and the spacer into the fork
9. Put the topcat into the fork and get the ring into the groove that the top ca is fixed.

The fork makes noise now. Just like something is scratching inside of the fork. Did anyone had a similar problem ? Help :wow:
 

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I haven't gotten to mine yet. I got the pen bilt. I am moving to the bike forks next. I will let you guys and gals know how it goes.
I can't help with the noisey forks. Sorry Tom.
 

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Threr is nothing to unscrew, under the cap is the fork spring seat and it is held in by a snap ring. Press down on the spring seat to remove the snap ring. Drain the fluid first as the fork will be under pressure!! I would suggest getting a Clymer manual and follow directions. Good Luck. :smiley_th
You can use a short pry bar with a rag over to remove the snap ring. Pry the fork spring seat down by putting a socket on top of it, push down on the socket with the pry bay (other end of pry bar under handlebar, that's where the rag goes, under handlebar, over pry bar), grab snap ring with pliers, simple one man job this way.

Same for re-assembly.

Make sure you get the correct weight fork oil based on your riding weight.

Jon
 

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Okay, I have one fork off and the seal and dust seal off. I drained the oil from the drain screw at the bottom. How do I add oil to the fork. do I need to fill it before replaceing the oil seal??? I am off to work I'll be back tonite at 11:30.
 

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the scratch noise ist gone. Seems that it took a little time that the oils went everywhere because I cleaned the fork with gasoline but I have to reopen it again to gauge the oil level again.

@niterider: I think you have to replace all seals before you fill the fork with the fresh oil.
 
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