Author Topic: Fork seals/Fork removal  (Read 929 times)

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Offline xjdaver

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Fork seals/Fork removal
« on: April 08, 2012, 02:55:03 pm »
I have some rust on the cap bolts. I'd like to get it removed so I don't introduce this crud into the forks even if I will disassemble and clean. I plan on using a brush and canned compressed air (I don't have a compressor). Sound good? Has anyone else encountered this?

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Re: Fork seals/Fork removal
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 03:38:19 pm »
YEP, dillema of the older bikes.....
Give it a good spraydown with PB-Blaster or 3-IN-one oil, then wipe it out well before pulling the caps. If you keep it "wet" with the lube, it won't be a problem, and if you are removing them for a re-build you have it covered already.
Make sure you completely loosen the top pinch bolts (and tap a flat bade screwdriver wedged into the split to spead it) before trying to loosen the top caps.....

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