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Re: Replacing fork seals
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2017, 06:10:29 PM »
Since it seems you know about forks, can I replace springs without removing from the bike?
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Re: Replacing fork seals
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2017, 06:30:40 PM »
Yes, it's possible. It's fairly simple, the trickiest part is to compress the springs to put back the covers with preload adjuster.

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Re: Replacing fork seals
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2017, 01:12:11 PM »
I think you'd struggle - while the fork is on the bike you'll not be able to fit your fork spring compressor tool, but the question for me is 'why?' After dropping the forks out the job will be much easier, and changing the oil is impossible while the forks are still on the bike.

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Re: Replacing fork seals
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2017, 03:52:14 PM »
Im just worried about getting them back on the bike correctly.  I am not worried about the rebuild aspect only putting them on.
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Re: Replacing fork seals
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2017, 05:28:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by anaheimtex [+]
Im just worried about getting them back on the bike correctly.  I am not worried about the rebuild aspect only putting them on.
I removed my fork tubes to have them reworked by a suspension guy and then reinstalled them myself. The process is pretty straightforward and is probably the easiest part of the operation.
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Re: Replacing fork seals
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2017, 05:30:47 PM »
If you're competent to service them, then you won't have any problems removing them / if you're not competent to remove them then for heavens sake don't start taking them apart

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