Seal Saver Installation
Posted September 07, 2002 - 05:55 AM
I am almost embarrassed to ask this question but feel the need to do so.
I have had my seal savers for a while but haven't put them on yet. So the other day I attempted to install but failed miserably. My problem is getting the fork to slide out of the clamps. After taking off the front wheel and placing my bike on stand, I loosened all clamp bolts thinking the forks would basically slide out of clamps. I was prepared for them falling and hitting ground. To my amazement they didn't even budge. So, after scratching my ass for a minute, I got a big flat head screw driver to kinda pry the clamps a bit. Still nothing
Being it was getting late I decided I better reassemble everything and try again later.
What am I doing wrong? Should I lightly tap top of forks to force them down?
Thanks and forgive my ineptness,
Posted September 07, 2002 - 12:37 PM
Sometimes the clamps can get a little dirt in between the fork and clamps. A soft tap with a rubber mallet will do the job if required.
Posted September 07, 2002 - 01:34 PM
Posted September 07, 2002 - 08:17 PM
Posted September 08, 2002 - 05:34 AM
DO what Yamakaz said, I had the same issue with mine the bottom clamp is the issue...
Also try this first
Standing in front of the bike, grabe the tire with your knees, take the bars in you hand and wriggle from left to righ or right to left. This may unpack the bottom clamps.
Make sure every thing is loose though
Posted September 09, 2002 - 10:14 AM