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Old 01-05-2008, 02:17 AM   #1
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How to rebuild the forks on your Motorcycle! Lots of pics.


Now,.. I'm not saying you HAVE to do this on your Kitchen sink,.. but if your wife will let you it's probably the easiest spot,.. while your at it you can find a transmition to put in your bathtub

Thanks Tashier for the rundown on inverted forks,.. these were simpler,.. but your right,.. I still was "Supposed" to need a seal driver,.. since it's $100, I decided to do something else.

Jess,.. point your husband at this,.. I have a feeling he'll need it soon.

First,.. read your directions:


Here was why I had to do it,.. this fork was leaking like a siv:


Drain the oil from the forks.

Before you do anything break this nut loose (don't take it out though) and break the nut ontop of the fork loose: It may drip a little oil from the bottom when you break the bottom nut loose.


Next,.. take your bike apart,.. I opted to do one fork at a time:


Pop the dust seal off,.. then from in here:


Remove this Clip:


Using this Tool:

It's $11,.. You may use it twice in your life,.. but those 2 times you'll be so glad you have it.

More in a bit.
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:27 AM   #2
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Now,.. remember this bolt? Remove it:



Grasp each end of the forks and pull apart hard,.. the fork should come apart into two peices,..

One: (the lower fork)


Two: The upper fork:


You can see the seal on that fork half,.. slide it off and replace it with the new one,.. I opted to grease up the fork really well to make sure it's well lubricated.

Put the 2 forks back together carefully,.. and snug this bolt back up:


Now take the top nut off and slide this spacer out so you don't loose it,.. but watch that you don't loose the washer on the spring:




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Old 01-05-2008, 02:30 AM   #3
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Now,.. the seal has to be driven home,.. normally you would use a seal driver,.. I opted to use this plastic washer,.. and a length of PVC pipe, because it costs $99 less A few good wacks and it was in.


Put this clip back in over the new seal:




Tighten the bottom bolt up:


Put your spacer back in,..


and fill with exactally the right amount of oil:


Put your top bolt back on.


Double check the directions so you make sure you did every step:


And you have a rebuilt fork!


Now you just have to do the other one, and put the bike back together
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:37 AM   #4
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:58 AM   #5
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Good job and excellent illustrations, Whiskey! Very creative saving the $100 with your pvc seal driver.

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Old 01-05-2008, 06:51 AM   #6
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congrats

how were the wheelies?
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is that some sort of alien space craft?
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is that some sort of alien space craft?
LOL

hehe what else can I say!

My goodness Whiskey you are the king of DIY!
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Lol Wiskey! whats for dinner?
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Remove this Clip:


Using this Tool:

It's $11,.. You may use it twice in your life,.. but those 2 times you'll be so glad you have it.

More in a bit.
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Now,.. the seal has to be driven home,.. normally you would use a seal driver,.. I opted to use this plastic washer,.. and a length of PVC pipe, because it costs $99 less A few good wacks and it was in.
Great idea! I did the same thing when replacing the rear seal in my Jeeps transfer case. I keep that one piece of PVC around for future use.
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I use mine at least twice a yr and some times more,but I got one that does both the internal and external snap rings.It really helps out on those internals the most! Congrads!You say alot of $ DYI!
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is that some sort of alien space craft?
Yeh, anyway

Whiskey - Your instructions are so good, that I think I might be able to do it! Might I suggest this for further reading?

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Good job Wiskey!

When you need stuff like cheap seal drivers check out Harbor Freight Tools. I have stubby wrenches and things that you need once from there. They may not be up there with Channel Locks or other tools for life but work for me.

That is a great book Cath, although it is really not about Motorcycles.
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