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Old 01-16-2013, 03:43 PM   #4802
Hatley Rocket
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Originally Posted by newcastleadam View Post
Changing fork seals to get my project 1993 KLR ready for sale, and the leaky one ain't budging with 120 psi in it. Gonna wait it out, then find something with a 24mm or 15/16" end to fully disassemble. Saw one guy made a universal holder out of a 1x1 piece of wood, sharpened like a tent stake to wedge onto the damper rod top. So there's that option

The non-leaky one popped fine of course .
When I did the forks on my '01 concours, I believe the trick was to get some 5/8" threaded rod, like 24" or so long, with double nuts jammed against each other on each end. The 5/8" nut will give you your 15/16" end, as long as you get a standard nut, don't get X-tra heavy nuts. Use a 15/16" wrench on one end to hold the rod still, and the other jammed nuts fit into your damper rod. I hope it helps.

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