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Old 04-17-2013, 08:52 AM   #16
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We may not agree on how to do it...

But I'm fairly sure we'd all like to do it less:

Jus' sayin'!
'Ave it.

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Old 04-18-2013, 06:30 AM   #17
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I just rebuilt my forks last weekend, and used the tutorial on the HOW. I used Slavens vid on how to fill the oil level and set it to 120mm using 10wt oil. *by the way, fork oil weight and oil level info/discussion seems to be absent from the all mighty interweb.

The front end seems great after the rebuild. SKF seals/wipers were used.

Regarding the heating of the tube...once you get the snap ring out, the tubes pull apart. I slid them back and forth a bit and they came right apart.

Also, I didn't use some crazy contraption like posted. A bucket, some rags and brake cleaner did the trick. I did spend the money on the motion pro cap tool, the seal seat tool and the cap protector thing. Everything ordered on Amazon was $68 delivered. Having these tools made the job a breeze.

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Old 04-22-2013, 10:43 PM   #18
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Some times, you need to heat the tubes. You can beat them apart, but you may ruin the bushings. If the seal doesn't come right out, a little heat helps.

BUT, before you go replacing the seals try cleaning them. If the bike doesn't have many miles on it, you may only have some dirt holding the seal edges away from the tubes. This thing works>
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