Doing fork seals on a 07


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  • IrideWR

Posted October 15, 2010 - 11:09 AM

#1

Ive found good videos on the suspension section but the deffer from the wr. Can someone direct me to a good video or tell m tools I might need be sides top cap and seal setter.

  • woods-rider

Posted October 15, 2010 - 11:21 AM

#2

Seal setter and flathead screwdriver are the only tools needed. It's pretty easy to do, just start taking the forks apart from the top and remember the orientation and order of everything for when you reassemble.

  • IrideWR

Posted October 15, 2010 - 11:27 AM

#3

OK the damper holder rod was the one I was worried about

  • WR450FGreg

Posted October 16, 2010 - 01:36 PM

#4

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I made one out of a piece of light steel tube with a hacksaw and file.
It looks like a little "castle tower" sort of thing.

It works fine.

Greg

  • tribalbc

Posted October 16, 2010 - 04:16 PM

#5

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I made one out of a piece of light steel tube with a hacksaw and file.
It looks like a little "castle tower" sort of thing.

It works fine.

Greg


+1 :smirk:

  • IrideWR

Posted October 18, 2010 - 06:22 PM

#6

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I made one out of a piece of light steel tube with a hacksaw and file.
It looks like a little "castle tower" sort of thing.

It works fine.

Greg

What size tube did you use. can you put p a pick

  • WR450FGreg

Posted October 18, 2010 - 07:27 PM

#7

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Yeah ok, I'll try to remember to dig it out over the next couple of days when I'm back home.

Greg

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  • WR450FGreg

Posted October 19, 2010 - 10:54 AM

#8

There you go......

Ignore the welded join, I only had two short pieces of the 32mm tube in stock so I had to join the two together to achieve the 280mm length.
The holes are used to put a large screwdriver through to turn it.

The "teeth" are about 11-12mm wide, with 11-12mm gaps and about 2-3mm deep. (Sorry, I didn't have my glasses with me when I was measuring!)

Works a treat!

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  • SJMC_DON

Posted October 20, 2010 - 11:41 AM

#9

Why would anyone need that tool to do fork seals?

  • IrideWR

Posted October 20, 2010 - 04:30 PM

#10

:excuseme:Cool thanks. That tool is to hold the damper rod in side the lower tube so you can take the rod out for a full cleaning, I'm changing oil types so I want it all out.

  • kawi380

Posted October 20, 2010 - 08:12 PM

#11

It is also handy to have an oil measurement tool like this
http://www.rockymoun...dFamilyId=25516

although not an absolute necessity.

  • IrideWR

Posted October 20, 2010 - 08:28 PM

#12

Ya I plan on making one some how looks esay

  • WR450FGreg

Posted October 21, 2010 - 02:20 AM

#13

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All I've done to measure oil level is buy a medical syringe (with no needle) and I (accurately) cut pieces of clear plastic tube that slip over the end of it for different oil levels.

The "butt" of the syringe sits on the edge of the fork tube, with the plastic tube extending down to the correct length required into the tube/oil.

I sit the fork vertically in a special plywood holder I made that I clamp to the work bench.
It's basically a piece of 1/2" ply with a hole in it the same diameter as the fork tube.

I then suck oil with the syringe until it starts sucking air. That's when i know the oil level is right. Repeat for the other fork.

The entire setup cost me about $4-5.

Greg

  • IrideWR

Posted October 21, 2010 - 04:53 PM

#14

Ya that's what I was thanking




 
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