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    Fork Seals
    on: Mar 22, 2020, 07.47 pm
    Mar 22, 2020, 07.47 pm
    Hello folks,

    Can anyone advise if there are any special tools required to change fork seals please.

    Thanks !

    Wack.  :020:

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    Re: Fork Seals
    Reply #1 on: Mar 23, 2020, 09.28 am
    Mar 23, 2020, 09.28 am
    OK, so it seems there are some special tools required, has anyone replaced their fork seals without these special tools ?

    Thanks

    Wack

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    Re: Fork Seals
    Reply #2 on: May 24, 2020, 09.41 pm
    May 24, 2020, 09.41 pm
    Hi Wack,

    How did you get on?   Found the following link for creating custom tool:



    Need to sort my fork seals ASAP  :827:

    Jim

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    Re: Fork Seals
    Reply #3 on: May 24, 2020, 11.05 pm
    May 24, 2020, 11.05 pm
    I also made my own tool.
    When i opent them up i also changed the springs for Hyperpro's and put some Acerbis socks on to prevent another busted seal.

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    Re: Fork Seals
    Reply #4 on: May 25, 2020, 01.57 am
    May 25, 2020, 01.57 am
    Yep I replaced mine without special tools. I pulled the forks and brought them to the dealer. Dropped them off and picked them up two days later. But then mine failed with about 4500 miles on then and I wanted to see if Honda would warranty them although the bike was out of warranty date wise. No such luck.

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    Re: Fork Seals
    Reply #5 on: May 31, 2020, 08.53 am
    May 31, 2020, 08.53 am
    For anyone else thinking of replacing their fork seals but is apprehensive this video by Delboy is brilliant:



    I also made my own spring compression tool:



    A couple of tips: 1. Make sure you lube the bush and fork seal prior to fitting 2. Tie a wire or piece of string around the damper prior to re-inserting the spring as you will need to pull the damper up to attach the fork cap.

    The only tool I bought was a fork seal driver as I didn't want to screw that bit up!

    Laser Fork Seal Driver = £40
    2x OEM Fork Seal & Dust Cap = £56
    2 x 10w Silkolene (RSF 10) Fork Oil = £27

    Total = £123

    Satisfaction of doing the job myself = Priceless!

     



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