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Old 09-11-2005, 11:38 AM   #1
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Default Fork Seal Replacement

So natually as I'm taking pictures to brag about the "complete"
RatKat.. I notice the fork oil.....

I had already changed out the left seal but avaioded the right
because the screw was stripped and it wasn't leaking,.
So I had to drill out the screw.. Very carefully!!!!!

Anyway, I found a good method for changing the seals...

Once you have everything cleaned and ready to pop in the seal..
Lube the seal up and slide it into place..
Now slide the old seal over it..

You will be able to press the new seal 80% in with your thumbs.
Then wrap a wrench in a rag and tap the old seal down useing the
flat "handle" part of the wrench. The old seal acts as a bumper to protect the new seal. Tap gently and rotate the fork as you tap to drive the seal in evenly.

Check that the clip will fit into place..

Done! and no $60 fork seal tool needed..
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Originally Posted by cybrnathan View Post
That would be awesome. I'm thinking about doing this myself and would really like to see it done first before attempting it.

[ame="http://www.vimeo.com/10583706"]Pre 98 Katana Fork disassembly on Vimeo[/ame]
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Created a new thread in the How-to area with the pics and the video.

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