how hard is it to replace fork seals
Posted March 04, 2005 - 08:47 AM
Posted March 18, 2005 - 08:46 AM
Posted April 05, 2005 - 09:32 AM
Posted April 05, 2005 - 10:10 AM
Posted April 05, 2005 - 07:50 PM
Instead of SealSavers give ShockSox a try. $27.95 shipped to your door. http://www.krewmx.com/
They work just as well and can be installed/removed in seconds because you don't have to pull the forks. It's a sweet design that makes it easy to keep the seal area clean.
Posted April 05, 2005 - 10:12 PM
I don't know about you guys but I have a really hard time paying $70 plus parts for something I can do myself. The only hard part about replacing the fork seals is driving the seal in. $70 can get you your very own fork seal driver that you can use over and over again. Fork seals can and will go out (with and without Seal Savers) and $70 plus parts can really add up fast. Just my opinion.
Dave is right. I had my first seal go on my fork because I got lazy on cleaning under my seal savers when riding a lot of month last month. Dave showed me how to do it on the inverted forks in Moab last week! Was not bad but it helps to have 3 hands! took us about 20 minutes total time. Thanks dave I ordered the Race tech seal driver yesterday!
Posted April 05, 2005 - 10:33 PM
Posted April 08, 2005 - 07:57 AM
Posted April 08, 2005 - 08:24 AM
OK thanks for your guys help. But I am still not sure if maybe one of you guys could explain quickly how its done then maybe I will decide to do it myself and save that money to add the dual sport kit to it I want to.
I'd love to give you a brief description but the Yamaha Owner's manual would put me to shame! In the manual it shows you step-by-step how to do it and provides pictures.
Really, though...it's a very easy process.
Posted April 08, 2005 - 08:32 AM
as far as changing the seals, your manual is very good and covers the process very well. i doesn't hurt to watch a buddy do it first. it's kind of strange the first time you pull the forks apart. you'll wonder if your going to damage anything. the manual tells you to replace the bushings also. it's no needed if they have not been dinged up. check for a burr where the two bushings hit each other during disassembly. try to smooth out the burr with out doing any damage to the teflon coating on the (the grey stuff).
Posted April 11, 2005 - 07:20 AM
Posted April 15, 2005 - 07:19 AM
Posted April 15, 2005 - 07:45 AM
Well I have started taking my forks apart and it is pretty easy. I cant put them back together yet because one of the springs broke. I have ordered it and I will get it Saturday and finish the job. Thanks again for all your help it was pretty easy to do.
Dude, you broke a fork spring!?!?
Posted April 15, 2005 - 10:04 AM
Posted April 19, 2005 - 07:33 AM