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Re: Fork Seal Replacement - Special Tools Needed?
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2012, 02:12:29 am »
The flying part is how they got the name Jesus clips
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Re: Fork Seal Replacement - Special Tools Needed?
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2012, 02:31:20 am »
Ok... I will investigate further tomorrow. Thank you very much.  ;)
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Re: Fork Seal Replacement - Special Tools Needed?
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2012, 02:38:19 am »
Ok... I will investigate further tomorrow. Thank you very much.  ;)

Once you figure out the spring clip the stancion tube will still be fairly difficult to remove. This is to say it will come out, but require more than just one good pull, unless of course you are Mr. America!  ;)
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Re: Fork Seal Replacement - Special Tools Needed?
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2013, 12:35:26 am »
I think I owe an update... I finally got the forks separated. The fork clips were so corroded, you couldn't even see them. I Used a screwdriver and had to pry them out. I did the first fork and put the new seal in. I ordered new clips. After a few days, they arrived. I put the fork seal in and tried to put in the clip but it wouldn't fit into the groove. I beat the hell out of my PVC seal tool. Upon further investigation, I had the seal in upside down. I also discovered the kit I ordered, they were the wrong dust boots. And I'd had the kit too long for a return.  :-[  so about a week later, new kit, seal in correctly, and the clips snapped in no problem.

I put Silkolene 15 in both sides. Putting the fork cap on was a challenge but I got it.

Forks are back on the bike and hope to test in a few weeks.
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Re: Fork Seal Replacement - Special Tools Needed?
« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2013, 03:52:01 am »
  Don't feel bad. Been there-- done that. In fact we all have!! >:(
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Re: Fork Seal Replacement - Special Tools Needed?
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2013, 04:18:59 am »
The worst oil seal mishap I've ever had was when I was much younger, a buddy of mine got a transmission out of the junk yard for my 75 Grand Prix. We put in new seals and capped off the cooling lines. I drove her for about 1/2 a day when all of a sudden, all the trans fluid was in a puddle under the car. Come to find out, we had put one of the seals in backwards and blew out all the fluid.

I bought a new seal and this one had a lip on it so you couldn't but in in backwards. the other one did not. Live and learn.  :(
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