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post #8 of (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 07:42 PM
Grampawinger
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1. Go for it. I bought the disabler from Ebay.



2. I bought the HEAVY Honda tool and used it to seat the seals by sliding it up and down on the slider. Don't be afraid to pound hard enough to get the seals down to the proper retainer ring groove. Lube the slider with fork oil first.

Shop setup with bike on a Pit Bull Lift and forks ready to install:


Getting the bolts out of the fork bottoms MIGHT take excessive twisting force on an Allen Wrench. I cut a #6 one to proper length and epoxied it into a #6 1/4 drive socket and then used a 1/4 to 3/8 adapter so that I could use a 3/8 drive socket wrench to loosen the bolts. Keep a constant HARD pressure until the bolt finally loosens.

I filled the tubes to within 5" of the top by standing the tube on the floor and pouring the fork oil in from the top. Also much easier to screw the top cap on than leaning over the bike.

You might find it advantageous to change the clutch fluid and anti freeze while you have the tupper ware removed.

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