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Old 07-19-2011, 10:04 PM   #1
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Doing it myself. Replacing fork seals?

I have to replace one fork seal on my cbr. So today I ordered 2 seal kits so I can do them both. I also ordered the seal driver tool for the forks. I have a cert mech. who can do them if it gets to technical for me, but I'm going to attempt to stumble thru rebuilding them myself. I have done a much simpler ones on my magna.
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Are there any other specialized tools that I will need to do it correctly?
And what else should I be looking at while I have them apart.
When I had the susp. set I was told that the ?sticktion? was too much. Around 22mm Which could be an indication of some internal issue. Hmmmm maybe I will have a pro do it after all just to check that out.

Maybe not.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:00 PM   #2
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I'm sure I'll forget something...but...

You might need extra long tool to get to the bolt on the bottom of the fork leg. And probably will need an impact to get it back on (only because you need to spin it fast enough to catch the internal thread).
When you remove the legs be sure and clean/inspect male sliders for pitting/scars/debris that could cut new seals. Clean them with #0000 steel wool for stubborn grease/oil removal.
Be careful with the adjustment caps. Use the correct size tools for removal and installation or you will mar the soft metal.
Measure the correct amount of fluid that is going back into the tubes.
When using the fork seal drivers, be sure to use a tool that doesn't accidentally scar the male sliders.
Inspect the teflon bushings and replace if necessary. This is where stiction comes from.

I'm sure someone else will chime in with something I forgot. It's not that tough. Maybe 30-45 minutes after you get the forks off - and that's taking your time with everything.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for the information signpimp. Teflon bushing have ben ordered.they are only 27 for all four.
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