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Old 02-13-2014, 12:48 AM   #1
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Fork question

My left fork seal needs to be replaced as it's leaking pretty badly. So, how hard is it to be taken off? Do I have to have some kind of special tool? I never touched a fork, and want to make sure I do it the right way for the first time. I'm planning to take both forks off and replace their seals, should I upgrade the valves since they're going to be apart already?

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My left fork seal needs to be replaced as it's leaking pretty badly. So, how hard is it to be taken off? Do I have to have some kind of special tool? I never touched a fork, and want to make sure I do it the right way for the first time. I'm planning to take both forks off and replace their seals, should I upgrade the valves since they're going to be apart already?

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I would remove both forks and send them out. Be sure you can support the bike with out the forks first.
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Since you don't own a bike it should be easy.
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I would remove both forks and send them out. Be sure you can support the bike with out the forks first.
What is the best place I can send them out to?

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What bike? Size of forks? Sorry I just didn't see a bike listed under your screen name.
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What bike? Size of forks? Sorry I just didn't see a bike listed under your screen name.
its a 600rr, but I'm not sure of the size of forks.
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They are 48mm from what I saw on the 600rr fourm. You might as well upgrade to "O"Helns inners if you are going to take them apart or send them out. Let me make a call in the am to a friend of mine & I'll pass on the info for you.
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They are 48mm from what I saw on the 600rr fourm. You might as well upgrade to "O"Helns inners if you are going to take them apart or send them out. Let me make a call in the am to a friend of mine & I'll pass on the info for you.
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Sure thing. It's not hard to remove the forks, just need to make sure the bike is supported. When you put them back in make sure you torq the bolts to spec, and they are in the same hight position. Measure before removial.
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What area are you in? I can help if you need an extra hand.
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Google Jamie Daughtry he is on the Honda Fourms. Great guy to work with and good prices.
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Take it to House Of Paint!! Tony will get you taken care of!!!! Hes a sponser on here, 281-651-1961.
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$150ish, if you remove the forks, at most shops. I'm a fan of Tony at HOP or Motorcycles Unlimited.

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Old 02-13-2014, 12:23 PM   #14
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Depending on year and mileage, you may want to consider replacing the fork bushings as well. If you need OEM Honda parts, let me know.
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If you're near cypress shoot me a PM. Swing buy and we can remove them in 10 minutes and you can take them somewhere locally. No need for new internals or shipping or any of that kind of stuff. Unless you have a bunch of disposable cash laying around.
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There are some good youtube videos on how to take them off. Purty easy. $150ish is a good estimate. Could try to do it yourself. If you get stuck just have someone finish them. I replaced the seals on my bike for the first time a year or two ago. It was actually really easy and I'm half retarded. There are also some good youtube videos on that as well. Saved me a bunch of money because I've had bad luck the last couple years and replaced them 4 times.
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What area are you in? I can help if you need an extra hand.
Crig you had already help me. Thanks for the offer,but I took them off already.
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If you're near cypress shoot me a PM. Swing buy and we can remove them in 10 minutes and you can take them somewhere locally. No need for new internals or shipping or any of that kind of stuff. Unless you have a bunch of disposable cash laying around.
I gave it a shot yesterday, and removed them in 15 minutes. It was pretty easy as I was following the instructions. I haven't settled in what to do next, revalving or the seals only. Thanks a lot man for the help.
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Just wait till the fork runs out of oil, problem fixed with the leaking issue. (I didn't do this )
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