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Old 12-06-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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Fork oil at 32k miles

This weekend I am doing new plugs, air filter. I have dont this before.

I am considering trying to change the fork oil (inverted forks) too as I am at 32k miles. maybe change all the seals too since they are cheap.

DIY or take it to a shop?

Apparently I need special tools but some say two people can do it.

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to correct, I have done the plugs and filter before. That was easy.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:13 PM   #3
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Magicman can do a fork rebuild for a reasonable price. He's done three sets for me and they all still work great.
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easy enough to make your own compressor, I used some thread-all and aluminum angle

or you could use the "ring" set up and some straps
just depends on your forks.
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changing the fish oil is not too difficult, and no special tools *should* be needed.
Changing the seals on the other hand, require a pretty good mech. knowledge. You can destroy the internals without much effort. One turn of the wrench on the wrong part gets expensive.

Not saying you can't do it, but you type in a voice of uncertainty.

I will say they are not that hard, I changed my 640 seals at The Crabshack", did the valves on the Capo there too.
Just did the FZ1 seals last weekend.
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