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NorthernPete
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Fork seals

#1 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:27 am

How big of a job is it to replace fork seals? I'm not scared to try it, but if it's a doozie I may get it done at a shoot.
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#2 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:14 pm

No one?
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#3 Unread post by jstark47 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:02 pm

Sorry Pete, no data from me. That's something I've always paid a shop to do.
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#4 Unread post by Johnj » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:01 pm

I've done it, but it was years ago. Get a service manual because you're going to need it.
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#5 Unread post by GS_in_CO » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:03 pm

Having read the manuals it seems like a seal driver tool is necessary and often the manual suggests using a cast-off fork leg or something like that for the job. Since I have no fork legs to spare I take the fork leg to a shop. This saves on the disassembly labor and I don't have to search high and low for something that will work (or not).
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#6 Unread post by JohnnyS89 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:50 pm

Fork seals are doable yourself but I wouldn't try it without the repair manual. You can find them here https://www.clymer.com/. It makes all of your repair work much easier to do yourself.

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