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Old 11-09-2008, 12:41 PM   #1
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How hard is to change fork seals

on a yz125, if anyone is willing to lend a hand, maybe throw a couple of bucks your way, or beer. any advice given is appreciated.
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Before you change 'em, get a film negative (or cycle gear sells a tool made by motion pro) & carefully work it between the seal & the tube. You may have some in the seal causing it to leak.

Motorcycles Unlimited rebuilt the forks on my yz125 for a very reasonable price, I'd recommend having a pro do 'em as you likely need to change the fluid & check the bushings.

When finished, get some seal savers & fork bleeders they greatly extend the life of fork seals; Also when tieing your bike down for transport get something to put between the front tire & fender to keep from bottoming your forks.

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i watched a buddy do them, and it looked pretty easy. I personally have not done them myself though. He used a pvc pipe cut in half to set the seals in place. It may be a good time to respring and maybe revalve too.
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