Installing Fork Seals in the 1980-1982 GoldWing. My 1982 GoldWing Standard was leaking from the fork seals. Actually, it was leaking so badly that it had lubed the front brake pads so well that the bike wouldn't pass inspection! ... All you have to do to remove the seals (and upper bushing) from the bottom leg is thump the tube and leg apart a ...My fork seals were stuck and since I don't have a vice, the only way to remove them was to clamp each fork on the bike and beat them with a mallet. A crude m...Jul 05, 2009 · Just thought I'd pass along a little trick for removing fork seals. I did this the other day and it worked great. Remove the fork from the bike, remove the fork boot and cir clip and temporarily reinstall the fork on the bike. (One bolt is enough for now). Put a rag around the seal (this is to reduce mess). Jun 04, 2015 · I've tried unsuccessfully to remove one-piece Enduro seals with the open end of a 15mm box wrench. Despite being super careful, and the seals looking ok, they leaked oil after. Possibly the long careful around the outside method might work better, but Chris at Real World confirms that generally most such seals, especially oil seals, will no ... -bearing, washer, seal, retaining clip, dust seal-To remove, slide them up and off the lower fork leg. I wrap the top of the fork leg with a few layers of saran wrap and oil it up. This protects the new seal during re-installation without paying for a costly rubber cap thingy. Installation is reverse of removal. You can either buy a 43mm seal ...Just gently tap on the top of the fork tube using a wood block and a rubber mallet to free the tube and try it again. I found that it seems to work better with smaller, shorter strokes, rather than big "as hard as you can" strokes. Once you get the fork tubes separated, remove all of the loose bushings, washer, and seal from the tubes and clean9. Remove fork seal circlip and washer. 10. Fight to remove old seals. My method was perhaps unorthodox... ;D 11. Clean up. & Replace old fork seal. I added a little grease to make the install a little easier. Then set the old fork seal on top of the new one and tapped it into place with a rubber mallet.Joined Aug 4, 2009. 6,800 Posts. #19 · Nov 18, 2011. $85 for a fork seal - that's crazy! They're only just over $30 here from Ohlins. My RH seal leaked at 19,000 kms, and both were replaced under warranty. I wasn't fussed as I was about due to change fork oil (at 20,000) anyway. Then the RH started leaking again at 39,000.Feb 28, 2014 · disassemble forks. spray some PB Blaster on seals and allow to sit overnight. put on some safety glasses (sharp pointy objects), clamp the lower in a vise or to the benchtop. install a suitable hose clamp around top of fork lower at seal to reinforce the thin wall aluminum. wire wheel or wire brush as much grit/corrosion away as possible ... Used almost same technique as shown on the Manitou document, but rested the screwdriver against my hand, so that it did not crush the edge of the seal. Put a thick and stiff insole between the hand and screwdriver and it was painless. Pryed the first one several times from different sides, but second one came out with one movement.First pry the dust seal from the top of the fork leg, being careful not to gouge the soft aluminum. 5.Carefully pry this clip out. Squirt some contact cleaner into the recess to flush out any gunk....Jul 05, 2009 · Just thought I'd pass along a little trick for removing fork seals. I did this the other day and it worked great. Remove the fork from the bike, remove the fork boot and cir clip and temporarily reinstall the fork on the bike. (One bolt is enough for now). Put a rag around the seal (this is to reduce mess). Drain Oil and completely remove the bolt on the bottom of the fork legs. Remove forks from triple clamps, remove spring sets, dampening rod, and pull upper fork body out from lower body. Remove the large dome shaped washer at the very bottom of the lower fork. Clean and flush, and change out top out washer on dampening rod.Remove fork oil seal snap ring (or ring clamp, depending on what you want to call it) Slide-hammer inner fork tube all the way out and thus the fork oil seal. Let rest of oil drain out. Reassemble. To seat new fork oil seal, use a schedule 40 PVC pipe with an inner diameter slightly bigger than 41mm (42 or 43 mm).Apr 08, 2017 · Clean the threads up really well and add some anti seize (just a bit) when you put them back on. Did the forks on my mastiff a few weeks ago and took the caps off today to dry the water out and they came off perfectly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk. Reactions: Electraglide1800, francoblay1, bdm7250 and 2 others. Remove Fairing Rubber Boots and Fork Gaiters. Install New Fork Seals. Install Felt Into Fork Dust Cap. Assemble Fork Sliders On Fork Tubes. Fill Forks with Fork Oil. Install Handlebars. Mount the Fork Brace-Fender, Wheel and Brake Calipers. When I bought the bike, the forks had both rubber fork gaiters and torn rubber fairing boots. But, I can ...11. Remove the cap bolt[15]. Replace the o-ring[12] if it has become damaged. Remove any rust that may be present on the cap bolt[15]. 12. Slide out and set aside the fork spring[11]. 13. Remove the drain plug[18]. Drain the fork oil into a suitable container. Raise and lower the shock several times to remove any remaining oil. Replace drain ...Install the new dust seal (included in the left fork seal set) into the top of the fork case and remove the electrical tape from the fork tube. Step 20. Refill the fork assembly with 17.9 fl oz. of fork oil. Pump the fork tube up and down a few times to remove any air from within the fork assembly.Nov 30, 2020. #6. General rule is to remove the fork tubes from the triple trees;, undo the nut at the base of the slider; remove the fork spring assembly;drain the fork oil while your at it then use the correct tool to pry the seal out of the slider usually while you have the slider in a soft mouth vise. Clean the lip of the slider and check ...KZ1000 fork seal replacement 10 May 2007 08:53 #138890. Attempting to replace the fork seals on my 1978 KZ 1000 LTD. Have the forks removed from the bike and nearly disassembled but I have hit a snag. Can't get the hex head bolt, located at the axle area, removed from the outer tube. I don't have the special Kawasaki tool and a piece of wood ...I am now willing to reveal the method free for lucky BB members. The Doofenshmirtz guide to replacing fork seals without dismantling the whole fork... 1] Pop off the dust seal. 2] Remove the inner ... About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new features Press Copyright Contact us Creators ...Lets first remove the dust cap to reveal the circlip retaining the fork seal. The dust cap needs to come off to get access to the retaining circlip. Next tip the fork leg upside down to expose the set screw in the base. Sit the fork leg on a block of wood on the floor to avoid damage. Using an 8mm hex. head socket attached to a rattle gun, undo ...1) Do not remove the bolt from the bottom of the fork as listed here. 2) When you take the fork out of the bike, you can use a 17mm (I think that is the correct size) open end wrench, there is a jamb nut just below the fork cap, inside the spring. Hold the jamb nut and spin the fork cap off the rod.4. Remove oil seal retaining ring. 5. Beware of oil splash during next step... cover seal area with rag in hand. 6. Use the upper fork tube (outer tube, now on the bottom as the assembly is secured upside down in the vice) as a slide hammer and ram it downward. hard until the oil seal, washer, and bushing come free.howdey! The fork seals on my forks are pretty dry rotted. I plan on painting the lower part of the forks and figured i may as well change the fork seals. Does anyone know if i can just pop off the seal, remove the fork from the triple trees and swap for a new one.. or do i have to disassemble...Remove the fork from the vise and place upright on the floor. Fully unthread the fork cap from the upper tube and slide the outer tube down. Now, add a measured amount of oil to the fork. This will be an estimated amount of oil depending on how much oil you have lost due to the leaky seal.Jul 05, 2009 · Just thought I'd pass along a little trick for removing fork seals. I did this the other day and it worked great. Remove the fork from the bike, remove the fork boot and cir clip and temporarily reinstall the fork on the bike. (One bolt is enough for now). Put a rag around the seal (this is to reduce mess). This neoprene fork seal saver keeps dirt, dust, and mud from getting into your fork seals, causing them to leak and ultimately needing replaced. Protect your fork seals, don't replace them! ... There is no need to remove the fork seal savers to wash your bike. Protect your fork seals with SealSavers Original style fork savers.Using your custom fork seal removal tool (or screw driver) proceed to remove the fork seal, it should pop right out but may require some force: Works like a charm =) In some cases there will be a removable seal seat. You'll want to take this out as well and clean it with the rest of the parts. If it's rough from rust, etc. try and sand it ...Posted May 28, 2012. One of the fork seals is stuck real bad. It took an usual amount of slide hammer motions to separate the stanchion from the slider. However, once I got the two separated I noticed that part of the seal was still in there. The slider and bushing just ripped through the seal leaving the outer seal race in the [email protected]: The Unior seal press tools are great, but I found with the new fox seals in an old Fox 32 fork (my friend's bike) the new "Flangeless" seals still wanted to go in at a slight angle ...Remove the fork cap all the way and turn the fork over with one hand ready to catch the pre-load spacer, washer, and spring. Dump the oil in a drain pan. Next, clamp the fork in a vice using the caliper tabs. Pry the dust seals off with a small blade screwdriver and then use the screwdriver to pry this retainer clip out.This clip is taken from the 'Replace your fork seals' DVD available from DrivenandRidden.com.There is a pocket in between the inner and outer edge of the seal. The grease will fill that void and help extend the life of the seal. Just a small amount though. 3) I always clean the lower tube with Scotchbrite (Green). Sandwich the Scotchbrite and fork tube together in my hands and roll them together like dough.Wedge the dust seal from the fork leg. Find the fork seal itself. It is held into place by a clip within a groove. Pry the seal out carefully. Flush the area as you go to remove debris within the fork. Take the tube in 1 hand and the stanchion in the other. Use muscle to pull the 2 apart. You will see the seal coming out of hiding as you do this. 4After completing all the previous steps, you can now take out the worn-out fork seal. Grasp the slider comfortably. Then, pull the fork tube several times in a smooth jerking motion to remove the seal from the slider. Remember, the seal will only come out of the slider if the fork has a guide bushing. The Harley has one, but other bikes may not.Apr 08, 2017 · Clean the threads up really well and add some anti seize (just a bit) when you put them back on. Did the forks on my mastiff a few weeks ago and took the caps off today to dry the water out and they came off perfectly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk. Reactions: Electraglide1800, francoblay1, bdm7250 and 2 others. Nov 15, 2013 · Remove the fork cap all the way and turn the fork over with one hand ready to catch the pre-load spacer, washer, and spring. Dump the oil in a drain pan. Next, clamp the fork in a vice using the caliper tabs. Pry the dust seals off with a small blade screwdriver and then use the screwdriver to pry this retainer clip out. This clip is taken from the 'Replace your fork seals' DVD available from DrivenandRidden.com.Remove the fork cap all the way and turn the fork over with one hand ready to catch the pre-load spacer, washer, and spring. Dump the oil in a drain pan. Next, clamp the fork in a vice using the caliper tabs. Pry the dust seals off with a small blade screwdriver and then use the screwdriver to pry this retainer clip out.Remove the fork caps on the top. That is the fork cap on the left and a cap wrench on the right. Do not use a hammer and punch. You can stick two drill bits in the holes and a lever between them. The bits must be held firmly in place. 3. Get two containers ready to catch the fork oil.Afternoon D.R., I replaced my fork seals last winter as both were starting to leak (110k on original seals). I removed the fork legs as that seemed easier at the time and popped in new seals with the dust seals too. I filled both legs with new oil and just slid them up onto the tubes.Get 3 of the seals, as the left-hand seal for the rear wheel is the same. A tire iron, like in your kit, makes a good seal remover. 5: Remove the front fender bolts and set the fender assembly aside. 5.5: On the tops of the fork sliders are black rubber wipers that are a press fit over the tops of the [email protected]: The Unior seal press tools are great, but I found with the new fox seals in an old Fox 32 fork (my friend's bike) the new "Flangeless" seals still wanted to go in at a slight angle ...About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new features Press Copyright Contact us Creators ...May 31, 2013 · Claw with gentle force. Doesn't touch the fragile fork body. Remove 10mm drain bolt and let drain overnight. Do not take the top cap of the tube off. Use a little screwdriver after lifting the fork boot and wiggle the tube wiper off, simple. Use a circlip removing tool, not 2 ice picks and remove it. Put the bike on the center stand and jack up the front so the wheel is slightly off the ground. Take the front wheel and fender off the bike. Loosen the upper pinch bolts that are holding the very top of the fork legs by the caps. Use a 24mm wrench and loosen the fork caps.After completing all the previous steps, you can now take out the worn-out fork seal. Grasp the slider comfortably. Then, pull the fork tube several times in a smooth jerking motion to remove the seal from the slider. Remember, the seal will only come out of the slider if the fork has a guide bushing. The Harley has one, but other bikes may not.Now, tap the top of the PVC until the fork seal is completely seated. Remove the old seal and snap the retaining ring into its groove. After installing the dust seal, measure the proper amount of fork oil (Photo 8). Slowly pour the oil into the fork. About halfway through, pump the stanchion a few times to transfer the oil to the slider internals.Jul 20, 2022 · About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new features Press Copyright Contact us Creators ... After removing the fork tube from the bike, remove the dust seal, and spring clip then take one of those super sharp drywall screws and lightly hammer it into the seal, one on each side of the seal, screw it in a few turns then use a pair of side cutters or pliers to pull the seal out. Install new seal with a piece of PVC pipe as a slide hammer ...This clip is taken from the 'Replace your fork seals' DVD available from DrivenandRidden.com.The first step is to loosen all the necessary bolts. The bolts to focus on are the triple tree's bolts, which hold the fork legs. Then, you can loosen the fork caps, fork caliper bolts and the axle. However, do not unscrew these things all the way. Also, if you have forks pressurized with air, be sure to bleed the air first. Begin removing partsDo the same with the fork (extend and collapse) until all of the oil is out. Removing and replacing the seal. 1 With screwdriver carefully remove dust seal by gently prying around the seal. 2 Remove retaining clip that is under the dust seal. 3 Remove allen bolt that is located inside the bottom of fork.Jul 18, 2020 · Steps Download Article 1. Loosen the 2 bolts that secure the fork legs to the frame and the caps upon each leg. Then loosen the brake caliper... 2. Loosen the bolts further and pull downward on the fork while twisting. Remove the fork cap carefully. 3. Wedge the dust seal from the fork leg. Find the ... 4,691 Posts. #2 · Jan 11, 2016 (Edited) Your bike has center axle forks, so the axle is in the way of the allen bolts. Usually, an air impact wrench should be the easiest way to remove them. Use a hardened or brake caliper socket. Relieve the air pressure & drain the oil.Jul 18, 2020 · Steps Download Article 1. Loosen the 2 bolts that secure the fork legs to the frame and the caps upon each leg. Then loosen the brake caliper... 2. Loosen the bolts further and pull downward on the fork while twisting. Remove the fork cap carefully. 3. Wedge the dust seal from the fork leg. Find the ... Do the same with the fork (extend and collapse) until all of the oil is out. Removing and replacing the seal. 1 With screwdriver carefully remove dust seal by gently prying around the seal. 2 Remove retaining clip that is under the dust seal. 3 Remove allen bolt that is located inside the bottom of fork.Jul 05, 2009 · Just thought I'd pass along a little trick for removing fork seals. I did this the other day and it worked great. Remove the fork from the bike, remove the fork boot and cir clip and temporarily reinstall the fork on the bike. (One bolt is enough for now). Put a rag around the seal (this is to reduce mess). Install the new dust seal (included in the left fork seal set) into the top of the fork case and remove the electrical tape from the fork tube. Step 20. Refill the fork assembly with 17.9 fl oz. of fork oil. Pump the fork tube up and down a few times to remove any air from within the fork assembly.howdey! The fork seals on my forks are pretty dry rotted. I plan on painting the lower part of the forks and figured i may as well change the fork seals. Does anyone know if i can just pop off the seal, remove the fork from the triple trees and swap for a new one.. or do i have to disassemble...Here’s a great tip for removing fork seals to save you some time. The secret to get you out of this sticky situation is heat. By applying heat you expand the metal tube around the seal letting it slide right out. Take a propane torch and heat the outer tube that surrounds the seal. My Triumph Tiger 1050 had two leaking fork oil seals after 16k miles. I renewed the fork oil seals and bushings. See: www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13436712 ...3. Remove the small black rubber dust covers from the bottom of the legs. Screwdriver touching the cover The dust cover. 3. Remove the fork caps on the top. That is the fork cap on the left and a cap wrench on the right. If you look carefully you can see that one of the pins on my wrench fell out.After removing the fork tube from the bike, remove the dust seal, and spring clip then take one of those super sharp drywall screws and lightly hammer it into the seal, one on each side of the seal, screw it in a few turns then use a pair of side cutters or pliers to pull the seal out. Install new seal with a piece of PVC pipe as a slide hammer ...Install the new dust seal (included in the left fork seal set) into the top of the fork case and remove the electrical tape from the fork tube. Step 20. Refill the fork assembly with 17.9 fl oz. of fork oil. Pump the fork tube up and down a few times to remove any air from within the fork assembly. Mar 30, 2017 · @zer0c00l44: The Unior seal press tools are great, but I found with the new fox seals in an old Fox 32 fork (my friend's bike) the new "Flangeless" seals still wanted to go in at a slight angle ... Before you remove the fork tubes, loosen the caps at the top of the tubes. They're on pretty tight, so break them loose while the clamps are still keeping the tubes in place. Then, loosen the pinch bolts and drop the legs out. Clean the Fork Tubes Once you've removed the fork legs and the fork caps and emptied out the old oil, wipe everything down.Slide Outer and Inner fork tube apart with force to separate. 15. Remove fork tube bushing, slider bushing, backup ring, oil seal, stopper ring, and dust seal (in that order) 16. Clean and dry all components thoroughly. Disassembly is complete. 1. Place seal bullet on top of fork tube. 2.Sep 10, 2010 · JeremyB. Registered. Joined Aug 13, 2010. 19 Posts. #2 · Sep 10, 2010. Just get a thin blade screwdriver in between the fork leg and wiper and give it a little twist. Once its started you can get a larger flat blade in there to pry up on the seal all the way. Mine came up very easily. Mar 30, 2017 · @zer0c00l44: The Unior seal press tools are great, but I found with the new fox seals in an old Fox 32 fork (my friend's bike) the new "Flangeless" seals still wanted to go in at a slight angle ... Nov 30, 2020. #6. General rule is to remove the fork tubes from the triple trees;, undo the nut at the base of the slider; remove the fork spring assembly;drain the fork oil while your at it then use the correct tool to pry the seal out of the slider usually while you have the slider in a soft mouth vise. Clean the lip of the slider and check ...Just stick a decent size screwdriver in there and lever them out, put screwdriver through the centre, don't try and jam it between the seal and fork or you'll damage the fork, stick a bit or rag or something under the screwdriver shaft where you lever off of to protect the fork leg. Need to give it a bit more welly that's all.Apr 08, 2017 · Clean the threads up really well and add some anti seize (just a bit) when you put them back on. Did the forks on my mastiff a few weeks ago and took the caps off today to dry the water out and they came off perfectly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk. Reactions: Electraglide1800, francoblay1, bdm7250 and 2 others. Feb 03, 2020 · Littlestown. Type of Motorcycle Currently Riding: 2009 Vegas 2008 VISION 2013 XC. You can get the forks out without removing any Tupperware. Remove the calipers , wheel, fender then loosen the pinch bolts and slide the forks out of the triple trees. Shouldn't take but 30 minutes to get this far. May 31, 2013 · Claw with gentle force. Doesn't touch the fragile fork body. Remove 10mm drain bolt and let drain overnight. Do not take the top cap of the tube off. Use a little screwdriver after lifting the fork boot and wiggle the tube wiper off, simple. Use a circlip removing tool, not 2 ice picks and remove it. Fork Seals. September 21, 2008 Austin 0 Comments wrenching. Today I changed the fork seals on my f650gs. They say that this is a relatively easy task. They say you can do this without taking the front wheel off. I say, they are full of shit. I have no idea how to do this without taking the fork apart. So thats what I did.Fork Seal Removal Tool. $15.00. This is the recommend tool for removing oil seals and dust wipers from suspension forks. Does it look an awful lot like Pedro's DH tire lever? Well, let's just say we are big fans of "off label use." The tool could not have been better designed for prying out old oil seals and wipers from forks. It has a ...Feb 03, 2009 · Removing and replacing the seal. 1 With screwdriver carefully remove dust seal by gently prying around the seal. 2 Remove retaining clip that is under the dust seal. 3 Remove allen bolt that is located inside the bottom of fork. Some upside forks do not need the allen bolt to be removed. Just lift the tube out. Remove the fork from the vise and place upright on the floor. Fully unthread the fork cap from the upper tube and slide the outer tube down. Now, add a measured amount of oil to the fork. This will be an estimated amount of oil depending on how much oil you have lost due to the leaky seal.Nov 15, 2013 · Remove the fork cap all the way and turn the fork over with one hand ready to catch the pre-load spacer, washer, and spring. Dump the oil in a drain pan. Next, clamp the fork in a vice using the caliper tabs. Pry the dust seals off with a small blade screwdriver and then use the screwdriver to pry this retainer clip out. Changing fork seals on a 1800 ... the instructions on tear down once you get to that point with a small screw driver pry the wiper seal down from the fork and un-clip the clip, then remove the fork from the trees (you should have already removed the front wheel and fender). Empty the oil from the fork and then slap the fork tube from the slider ...Do the same with the fork (extend and collapse) until all of the oil is out. Removing and replacing the seal. 1 With screwdriver carefully remove dust seal by gently prying around the seal. 2 Remove retaining clip that is under the dust seal. 3 Remove allen bolt that is located inside the bottom of fork.Feb 24, 2009 · Use a little WD-40 as lubricant and wrap a rag around the top of the slider to keep any dirt out of the fork. Wash the stanchion with contact cleaner and a rag. If you find a major ding, take the fork to your local bike shop to have a pro look at it. Moisten the inner surface of the new seal with fresh fork oil. Aug 28, 2010 · Took some cutters and pliers to the seal to peel off the rubber and expose the metal ring below. Luckily there was a bit of an inward lip on the ring. Continued with the cutters and pliers to carefully twist and peel the ring till I got enough space between the ring/seal and the inside of the slider. Then took a screw driver and basically pried ... May 31, 2013 · Claw with gentle force. Doesn't touch the fragile fork body. Remove 10mm drain bolt and let drain overnight. Do not take the top cap of the tube off. Use a little screwdriver after lifting the fork boot and wiggle the tube wiper off, simple. Use a circlip removing tool, not 2 ice picks and remove it. Jun 04, 2015 · I've tried unsuccessfully to remove one-piece Enduro seals with the open end of a 15mm box wrench. Despite being super careful, and the seals looking ok, they leaked oil after. Possibly the long careful around the outside method might work better, but Chris at Real World confirms that generally most such seals, especially oil seals, will no ... In prepping my 09' 848 for the upcoming riding season, I noticed that I had a very small leak coming from the left Showa fork. The leak got much worse after a recent shake down ride. This video documents how I fixed this bike in just a few short minutes using an inexpensive $5 tool called Seal Mate.Jul 18, 2020 · Steps Download Article 1. Loosen the 2 bolts that secure the fork legs to the frame and the caps upon each leg. Then loosen the brake caliper... 2. Loosen the bolts further and pull downward on the fork while twisting. Remove the fork cap carefully. 3. Wedge the dust seal from the fork leg. Find the ... Apr 08, 2017 · Clean the threads up really well and add some anti seize (just a bit) when you put them back on. Did the forks on my mastiff a few weeks ago and took the caps off today to dry the water out and they came off perfectly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk. Reactions: Electraglide1800, francoblay1, bdm7250 and 2 others. Remove the fork from the vise and place upright on the floor. Fully unthread the fork cap from the upper tube and slide the outer tube down. Now, add a measured amount of oil to the fork. This will be an estimated amount of oil depending on how much oil you have lost due to the leaky seal.You take 1 4-5 foot long 2x8, with a hole about 6" from one end. Insert a 6' piece of pipe into hole, with pipe sticking strigh up board flat on the ground. Sldie the Jack under the bike where when tipped up it will hit on the frame. Pull on the pipe, and the board will lift the bike up about 2".5,721 Posts. #6 · Feb 3, 2022. 07Blackcherry said: unless you have extended fork tubes, it looks like it is almost off. It appears that the left side is still somewhat normal position. The allen bolts in the bottom, the spring clips above the seals and gravity is all that holds it together.It's easy to do. Cut off a chunk of 35mm film. Pop your dust boot up. Gently slide the film between the seal and the fork tube. Work it around the seal, up and down, until you get back to where you started. Done. Then pry up the dust seals carefully. RevZilla photo. What if, for obvious reasons, you don't have any film handy?Pull fork leg very firmly a few times until seal and slider come out.. It takes a bit of effort. Make a homemade plate with a 14mm slot (or use an open end spanner of the same size) to hold top of fork from spring and unbolt fork top. Remove the old oil and dust seals and clean everything up. Witchdoctors - Victory Motorcycle Fork Seal Install Step 1.wmv Watch on To answer the original question, though, NO. You can't replace the seals without disassembly (you wouldn't even want to). The seal you see on the outside is a dust seal. The one leaking is on the inside and the bushings get replaced at the same time. Last edited: May 22, 2016Or, you can rebuild them yourself easy enough. The toughest part is removing and replacing the top nut. Having a heavy-set friend (perhaps a wife?) lean onto the socket or wooden dowel will make removal without squirting washers and such all over easy as well as installation. The next time I'm in mine, I'm definitely installing Progressive Springs.Lets first remove the dust cap to reveal the circlip retaining the fork seal. The dust cap needs to come off to get access to the retaining circlip. Next tip the fork leg upside down to expose the set screw in the base. Sit the fork leg on a block of wood on the floor to avoid damage. Using an 8mm hex. head socket attached to a rattle gun, undo ...Fork Seal Removal Tool. $15.00. This is the recommend tool for removing oil seals and dust wipers from suspension forks. Does it look an awful lot like Pedro's DH tire lever? Well, let's just say we are big fans of "off label use." The tool could not have been better designed for prying out old oil seals and wipers from forks. It has a ...I think I can help here although I have a KTM it should be the same idea.On my KTM it has a strong plastic ring that mimics the semi circle metal ring that resides in the grove just above your seals .In order to drop the seals I have to pry the ring out of that grove on the fork body so you'll essentially need to do the same thing. It's strange , but the tension holding them there really isn't ...Used a socket to seat the new seals. (oiled them also) 7. Assembly was a cinch. Slide the bottom part of the forks on and "rattle in" the bottom allen screw. 8. Replace drain screws, refill with 20w fork oil. 257cc to be exact. 9. Reassemble the top end.This video shows how to remove and replace leaky motorycycle fork seals using basic, inexpensive tools. Once you see how it's done, the mystery is removed f... Jun 04, 2015 · I've tried unsuccessfully to remove one-piece Enduro seals with the open end of a 15mm box wrench. Despite being super careful, and the seals looking ok, they leaked oil after. Possibly the long careful around the outside method might work better, but Chris at Real World confirms that generally most such seals, especially oil seals, will no ... You have to remove the inner tube from the outer fork tube, To remove the seal and replace. IDK how hes going Do this without disassemble. How is he going to seat the seal? Damper rod is in the way of the seal hammer. I've done fork seal on my 03. Its easy as long you have to correct tools! There only one bolt holding the damper rod in.Feb 28, 2014 · disassemble forks. spray some PB Blaster on seals and allow to sit overnight. put on some safety glasses (sharp pointy objects), clamp the lower in a vise or to the benchtop. install a suitable hose clamp around top of fork lower at seal to reinforce the thin wall aluminum. wire wheel or wire brush as much grit/corrosion away as possible ... I replace seals by removing the spring, extending the tube and filling with oil. I then compress the sealed-capped shock in my press to pop the seal hydraulically. I'd think a ratchet strap would work too since the compression force required is not that high. Since no tools touch the fork lowers no damage can occur.Jul 05, 2009 · Just thought I'd pass along a little trick for removing fork seals. I did this the other day and it worked great. Remove the fork from the bike, remove the fork boot and cir clip and temporarily reinstall the fork on the bike. (One bolt is enough for now). Put a rag around the seal (this is to reduce mess). Or, you can rebuild them yourself easy enough. The toughest part is removing and replacing the top nut. Having a heavy-set friend (perhaps a wife?) lean onto the socket or wooden dowel will make removal without squirting washers and such all over easy as well as installation. The next time I'm in mine, I'm definitely installing Progressive Springs.Remove the fork from the vise and place upright on the floor. Fully unthread the fork cap from the upper tube and slide the outer tube down. Now, add a measured amount of oil to the fork. This will be an estimated amount of oil depending on how much oil you have lost due to the leaky seal.Clean the threads up really well and add some anti seize (just a bit) when you put them back on. Did the forks on my mastiff a few weeks ago and took the caps off today to dry the water out and they came off perfectly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk. Reactions: Electraglide1800, francoblay1, bdm7250 and 2 others.I am now willing to reveal the method free for lucky BB members. The Doofenshmirtz guide to replacing fork seals without dismantling the whole fork... 1] Pop off the dust seal. 2] Remove the inner ...This clip is taken from the 'Replace your fork seals' DVD available from DrivenandRidden.com.3. Remove the small black rubber dust covers from the bottom of the legs. Screwdriver touching the cover The dust cover. 3. Remove the fork caps on the top. That is the fork cap on the left and a cap wrench on the right. If you look carefully you can see that one of the pins on my wrench fell out.There is a pocket in between the inner and outer edge of the seal. The grease will fill that void and help extend the life of the seal. Just a small amount though. 3) I always clean the lower tube with Scotchbrite (Green). Sandwich the Scotchbrite and fork tube together in my hands and roll them together like dough.9. Remove fork seal circlip and washer. 10. Fight to remove old seals. My method was perhaps unorthodox... ;D 11. Clean up. & Replace old fork seal. I added a little grease to make the install a little easier. Then set the old fork seal on top of the new one and tapped it into place with a rubber mallet.Anytime you want to replace the fork seals on your forks, you will need to remove the fork piston from the fork. To do that you will need this special tool to reach inside your fork tubes to hold the piston while you loosen the allen bolt at the bottom of your forks. These are approximately 18" long with a 24 mm hex head on each end.Used a socket to seat the new seals. (oiled them also) 7. Assembly was a cinch. Slide the bottom part of the forks on and "rattle in" the bottom allen screw. 8. Replace drain screws, refill with 20w fork oil. 257cc to be exact. 9. Reassemble the top end.KZ1000 fork seal replacement 10 May 2007 08:53 #138890. Attempting to replace the fork seals on my 1978 KZ 1000 LTD. Have the forks removed from the bike and nearly disassembled but I have hit a snag. Can't get the hex head bolt, located at the axle area, removed from the outer tube. I don't have the special Kawasaki tool and a piece of wood ...11. Remove the cap bolt[15]. Replace the o-ring[12] if it has become damaged. Remove any rust that may be present on the cap bolt[15]. 12. Slide out and set aside the fork spring[11]. 13. Remove the drain plug[18]. Drain the fork oil into a suitable container. Raise and lower the shock several times to remove any remaining oil. Replace drain ...Using your custom fork seal removal tool (or screw driver) proceed to remove the fork seal, it should pop right out but may require some force: Works like a charm =) In some cases there will be a removable seal seat. You'll want to take this out as well and clean it with the rest of the parts. If it's rough from rust, etc. try and sand it [email protected]: The Unior seal press tools are great, but I found with the new fox seals in an old Fox 32 fork (my friend's bike) the new "Flangeless" seals still wanted to go in at a slight angle ...To reinstall fork tubes into the triple clamps through the upper covers is difficult. Cut the head off a "junk" unit style fork cap that has the tapped hole for the dampener rod in a lathe. Drill and tap the hole thru the cap and screw in a 1 ft. length of 1/2" all thread rod. Lock it down with a nut. Screw this into the fork tube of the ...1. Remove front wheel and axle 2. Remove the brake calipers from the fork sliders. 3. Remove the fork sliders from the fork bridge. 4. Slide sliders down and off the fork tubes. There is just enough room to do this. 5. Remove and replace the seals. 6. Put sliders back on fork tubes. 7. Add fork oil if you drained or dumped it. 8. Put rest of ...Feb 24, 2009 · Remove the fork cap from the damping rod, then remove the spring, spacers and washers and set them aside. Next, remove the cartridge bolt (3), make sure you account for the brass washer under its... Nov 30, 2020. #6. General rule is to remove the fork tubes from the triple trees;, undo the nut at the base of the slider; remove the fork spring assembly;drain the fork oil while your at it then use the correct tool to pry the seal out of the slider usually while you have the slider in a soft mouth vise. Clean the lip of the slider and check ...Master Tech Trevor will teach you how to replace a leaky fork seal. It takes Trevor 10 minutes to replace a single fork. After watching this video you should...Drain all the fork oil. To get all of it out you will have to pump the stepped cylinder. R3Tex used a puddly knife to remove the dust seal (#29) and a screw driver for the snap ring (#28) and the fork seal (#27). Using the manual specs for fork oil, pour NEW OIL in the lower/inner tube (#5).Motorcycle Fork Seals Replacement Steps. Step 1. Remove the brake caliper. If your motorcycle has a caliper on both sides of the wheel, remove each one. Step 2. Loosen the axle and drop the front wheel out. Step 3. Dig down to the triple tree and remove any plastics or instruments to access the fork tubes. Step 4.Just gently tap on the top of the fork tube using a wood block and a rubber mallet to free the tube and try it again. I found that it seems to work better with smaller, shorter strokes, rather than big “as hard as you can” strokes. Once you get the fork tubes separated, remove all of the loose bushings, washer, and seal from the tubes and clean Remove the fork caps on the top. That is the fork cap on the left and a cap wrench on the right. Do not use a hammer and punch. You can stick two drill bits in the holes and a lever between them. The bits must be held firmly in place. 3. Get two containers ready to catch the fork oil.In prepping my 09' 848 for the upcoming riding season, I noticed that I had a very small leak coming from the left Showa fork. The leak got much worse after a recent shake down ride. This video documents how I fixed this bike in just a few short minutes using an inexpensive $5 tool called Seal Mate.Remove all rings, spacers, and seals from lower fork tube. 24. Clean all with a dry clean cloth and inspect. 25. Reassemble in the following order from the top of the lower fork to the base: a. slide the lower fork cover on the lower fork. b. slide on the dust cover. c. slide on the fork seal. d. slide on the spacer.Master Tech Trevor will teach you how to replace a leaky fork seal. It takes Trevor 10 minutes to replace a single fork. After watching this video you should...About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new features Press Copyright Contact us Creators ...Here’s our in-house fork nerd, Pete Murray, showing us the quick-and-dirty way to change seals without having to do a full fork rebuild on current Yamaha KYB forks. The right tools are the key. Yamaha sells the Motion Pro seal driver and fork-cap-ring nut wrench required for a quick seal change. 2 Remove the fork legs the normal way. Jul 20, 2022 · About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new features Press Copyright Contact us Creators ... In prepping my 09' 848 for the upcoming riding season, I noticed that I had a very small leak coming from the left Showa fork. The leak got much worse after a recent shake down ride. This video documents how I fixed this bike in just a few short minutes using an inexpensive $5 tool called Seal Mate.I am now willing to reveal the method free for lucky BB members. The Doofenshmirtz guide to replacing fork seals without dismantling the whole fork... 1] Pop off the dust seal. 2] Remove the inner ... After completing all the previous steps, you can now take out the worn-out fork seal. Grasp the slider comfortably. Then, pull the fork tube several times in a smooth jerking motion to remove the seal from the slider. Remember, the seal will only come out of the slider if the fork has a guide bushing. The Harley has one, but other bikes may not.Lots of times the seals can get stuck inside the outer tube. Here's a great tip for removing fork seals to save you some time. The secret to get you out of this sticky situation is heat. By applying heat you expand the metal tube around the seal letting it slide right out. Take a propane torch and heat the outer tube that surrounds the seal.9 Set the upper fork tube aside in a safe place where it can't tip over and spill. Now, remove the bushing and seal from the lower tube. Look for any abnormal wear on the bushing. 10 Yamaha fork seals don't really need a reason to leak, but inspect the fork tube for nicks anyways. 11 If you see or feel a bur on the fork tube, sand it gently with a fine emery cloth or 600-grit sand paper.4,691 Posts. #2 · Jan 11, 2016 (Edited) Your bike has center axle forks, so the axle is in the way of the allen bolts. Usually, an air impact wrench should be the easiest way to remove them. Use a hardened or brake caliper socket. Relieve the air pressure & drain the oil.Remove seal, spacer and bushing from fork tube. Using a screwdriver remove lower leg bushing from recessed area on fork tube. Remove lower fork stop from fork slider. Clean all parts with mineral spirits, it will take a while to get the slider and tube clean. Figure 5. 6mm Allen screw.Remove the forks sliders from the fork tubes (consult your manual) Clamp a fork slider in a soft vise and remove the dust seal (pops out easily with a flat-bladed screwdriver) Remove the retainer clip. Note the gouges and scars from prior fork seal replacement efforts! We won't be so careless this time.These fork seals are a thriftier option to the EZ install fork seals. Get some fork dust boots and you are set. Installation Tip: Lubricate each seal with fork oil during installation. The factory spec fork oil is 140CC / 4.7Oz. per leg of ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid), however, we recommend a 10W to 15W fork oil available at most ...I am now willing to reveal the method free for lucky BB members. The Doofenshmirtz guide to replacing fork seals without dismantling the whole fork... 1] Pop off the dust seal. 2] Remove the inner ... The seal and bushings drivers can be made out of sections of pvc pipe, and the fork itself used as the driver weight. Syringe with a tube to mark the oil height, over fill and suck out the extra. I think I just removed the side panels with the storage compartments to get some extra room for handlebar and fork removal.Fork Seal Removal Tool. $15.00. This is the recommend tool for removing oil seals and dust wipers from suspension forks. Does it look an awful lot like Pedro's DH tire lever? Well, let's just say we are big fans of "off label use." The tool could not have been better designed for prying out old oil seals and wipers from forks. Feb 24, 2009 · Use a little WD-40 as lubricant and wrap a rag around the top of the slider to keep any dirt out of the fork. Wash the stanchion with contact cleaner and a rag. If you find a major ding, take the fork to your local bike shop to have a pro look at it. Moisten the inner surface of the new seal with fresh fork oil. Drain all the fork oil. To get all of it out you will have to pump the stepped cylinder. R3Tex used a puddly knife to remove the dust seal (#29) and a screw driver for the snap ring (#28) and the fork seal (#27). Using the manual specs for fork oil, pour NEW OIL in the lower/inner tube (#5).Anytime you want to replace the fork seals on your forks, you will need to remove the fork piston from the fork. To do that you will need this special tool to reach inside your fork tubes to hold the piston while you loosen the allen bolt at the bottom of your forks. These are approximately 18" long with a 24 mm hex head on each end.Get 3 of the seals, as the left-hand seal for the rear wheel is the same. A tire iron, like in your kit, makes a good seal remover. 5: Remove the front fender bolts and set the fender assembly aside. 5.5: On the tops of the fork sliders are black rubber wipers that are a press fit over the tops of the sliders.There is a pocket in between the inner and outer edge of the seal. The grease will fill that void and help extend the life of the seal. Just a small amount though. 3) I always clean the lower tube with Scotchbrite (Green). Sandwich the Scotchbrite and fork tube together in my hands and roll them together like dough.Feb 24, 2009 · The next sequence will remove the old seal. First pry the dust seal from the top of the fork leg (4), being careful not to gouge the soft aluminum. Have you ever installed the fork seals on a ultra without removing the forks from the triple tree. - Answered by a verified Motorcycle Mechanic. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. ... after the new seal is installed over the tube, it has to driven into place with a seal installer and the "cow bells" prohibit ...Motorcycle Fork Seals Replacement Steps. Step 1. Remove the brake caliper. If your motorcycle has a caliper on both sides of the wheel, remove each one. Step 2. Loosen the axle and drop the front wheel out. Step 3. Dig down to the triple tree and remove any plastics or instruments to access the fork tubes. Step 4.Before removing the front wheel, loosen the top triple tree clamp bolts, then try to loosen the fork plugs. Mine were stuck, so I applied heat with a propane torch >> Do this with the forks off the motorcycle & outside away from the fuel tank. After removing the fork caps, dump out the old fork oil. It will be nasty.I show how to make a nifty DIY fork seal puller tool to help you with your fork rebuild troubles - Subscribe for more content: https://goo.gl/3rvMr9How To: C... These fork seals are a thriftier option to the EZ install fork seals. Get some fork dust boots and you are set. Installation Tip: Lubricate each seal with fork oil during installation. The factory spec fork oil is 140CC / 4.7Oz. per leg of ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid), however, we recommend a 10W to 15W fork oil available at most ...Posted May 28, 2012. One of the fork seals is stuck real bad. It took an usual amount of slide hammer motions to separate the stanchion from the slider. However, once I got the two separated I noticed that part of the seal was still in there. The slider and bushing just ripped through the seal leaving the outer seal race in the stanchion.May 31, 2013 · Claw with gentle force. Doesn't touch the fragile fork body. Remove 10mm drain bolt and let drain overnight. Do not take the top cap of the tube off. Use a little screwdriver after lifting the fork boot and wiggle the tube wiper off, simple. Use a circlip removing tool, not 2 ice picks and remove it. Nov 15, 2013 · Remove the fork cap all the way and turn the fork over with one hand ready to catch the pre-load spacer, washer, and spring. Dump the oil in a drain pan. Next, clamp the fork in a vice using the caliper tabs. Pry the dust seals off with a small blade screwdriver and then use the screwdriver to pry this retainer clip out. Have you ever installed the fork seals on a ultra without removing the forks from the triple tree. - Answered by a verified Motorcycle Mechanic. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. ... after the new seal is installed over the tube, it has to driven into place with a seal installer and the "cow bells" prohibit ...In prepping my 09' 848 for the upcoming riding season, I noticed that I had a very small leak coming from the left Showa fork. The leak got much worse after a recent shake down ride. This video documents how I fixed this bike in just a few short minutes using an inexpensive $5 tool called Seal Mate.This clever fork seal saver tool is a must for every rider's toolbox. With it, you can remove dirt from your fork seals effortlessly. No matter whether it's in the garage or directly at the racetrack.The Seal Saver was developed to simply and accurately clean the entire inside of the seal without removing.1) Do not remove the bolt from the bottom of the fork as listed here. 2) When you take the fork out of the bike, you can use a 17mm (I think that is the correct size) open end wrench, there is a jamb nut just below the fork cap, inside the spring. Hold the jamb nut and spin the fork cap off the rod.Jul 07, 2019 · Lets first remove the dust cap to reveal the circlip retaining the fork seal. The dust cap needs to come off to get access to the retaining circlip. Next tip the fork leg upside down to expose the set screw in the base. Sit the fork leg on a block of wood on the floor to avoid damage. Using an 8mm hex. head socket attached to a rattle gun, undo ... Jul 18, 2020 · Steps Download Article 1. Loosen the 2 bolts that secure the fork legs to the frame and the caps upon each leg. Then loosen the brake caliper... 2. Loosen the bolts further and pull downward on the fork while twisting. Remove the fork cap carefully. 3. Wedge the dust seal from the fork leg. Find the ... Witchdoctors - Victory Motorcycle Fork Seal Install Step 1.wmv Watch on To answer the original question, though, NO. You can't replace the seals without disassembly (you wouldn't even want to). The seal you see on the outside is a dust seal. The one leaking is on the inside and the bushings get replaced at the same time. Last edited: May 22, 2016 ...O6b

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