I changed my fork seals the other day. A 2-3 hour job took me all day. I got started early about 0900. The first problem that I ran into was those stupid slip rings on the top. It is definitely a two person job. I got my daughter to push down on the top and she could not keep it down. When my wife and son got back from the store about 1 1/2 to 2 hours later I got my wife to help. She couldn't hold it down either. So, I got my son and he could not hold it down either. I held it down and tried to explain to my son how to get the clip out. It took about 30-45 minutes to get it out. On the other side it only took about 5 minutes, because we know how to do it. I thought I drained all the oil out, but to my surprise there was still a lot of oil in there. Then came the allen bolts on the bottom. I tried with a normal allen wrench and even with a cheater I could not budge it. So, I went to the store and bought one that you use a ratchet with. I snapped it in half. Back to the store and bought a hardened one and use my impact gun. I finally got them off and oil went everywhere. Off came the right fork and into the vise to pull it apart. I tried to be careful to keep all the part from flying out. Guess what everything came flying out and the book did not show the order very well. Did I mention that all the parts found the dirty spots in the floor. So, I had to take the other fork off to see how the parts fit. Anyway putting it back together was no problem. That is something I never want to do again.