Posted November 23, 2004 - 01:03 PM
Any help is appreciated.
Posted November 23, 2004 - 01:20 PM
First of all... by no means am I an expert in this area. What I will share with you is that I have rebuilt the forks on my bike without the use of the special tool. When I went to the dealer to buy the tool one of the people [employees] suggested using an air-wrench to spin the fastener loose. I actually spins the fastener off without the need for the tool. Now... putting it back on... The same thing. I used the air-wrench. The problem with this... no torgue spec can be applied. I was fortunate and things seemed to work just fine.
Second I made a set of seal driver tools from a PVC pipe. What I found out is yes it was possible and yes it works. However it was a lot of work and I was constantly worried about messing up the new seals. Would I do it again? If budget constraints will not allow me to purchase the correct tool(s)... guess I will have to do what I have to do in order to put the bike back together and be able to use it.
Just my experience... not recommending that you follow it. There are some really experienced people on this forum with much more knowledge than little ole me. Good luck with whichever way you decide to go.
Posted November 24, 2004 - 01:07 AM
dont be scared its fun, go to motoman site and check out how to make the tool.