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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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How to change your fork seals

Here's an excellent video on how to change your fork seals! ..

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 02:19 AM
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Not trying to step on your thread Red, but I think this one is better suited for the Harley owners. This fellow does a decent job of it in three parts. One thing I don't think he hits upon is it is much better/easier to break the cap and the lower bolt free before loosening the tree pinch bolts. He is working on a Big Twin fork, but the Sportster is the same with the exception of the size of pvc pipe used to seat the seals on the 39mm tubes.



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Good stuff! ... It's all good. Anything that can help us do the work ourselves and save $$ is a good thing!
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 09:14 AM
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Agree, Guys.
Great posts.
Would love to know if Dave or Schmidty have anything to add to the process.

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how do you tell the bottom of the seal with the top of the seal. 39mm forks, I'm changing my fork seals and don't want to put them upside down,
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how do you tell the bottom of the seal with the top of the seal. 39mm forks, I'm changing my fork seals and don't want to put them upside down,
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You can see the bottom has a spring inside there to keep the seal constricted around the fork tube.

The top has a wider flat portion that the fork seal driver fits against when installing.

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thanks very much for the pics. solved that problem....
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