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Old 12-21-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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Fork Compression Protective Cover Removal

Can anyone tell me how to remove these from a 990? Screwdriver and elbow grease?
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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That little black plastic cover on the bottom of the fork, guarding the compression screw? Yep. Screwdriver. A small, thin one seems to work best. They should easily pry off.
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:52 PM   #3
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If you have a plastic screw driver that would be safer. Or just go easy on it. Start with a small flat head then a bigger one. Work your way around it.

Role down the spring ring first. Use a piece of film negative to clean the main seal. Before putting it back, spray some silicon inside and outside of the protective seal.
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If you have a plastic screw driver that would be safer. Or just go easy on it. Start with a small flat head then a bigger one. Work your way around it.

Role down the spring ring first. Use a piece of film negative to clean the main seal. Before putting it back, spray some silicon inside and outside of the protective seal.
Dammit Baxter you know I don't speak Spanish. Are we talking about the same thing? Ooooohhhhh no, I'm talking about the protectors on the very bottom of the fork. But I love the film negative idea.Never thought of that.

I took my smallest screwdriver, put some gaffers tape on it, stuck it in and popped'em out. No damage to anything.
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:26 PM   #5
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Dammit Baxter you know I don't speak Spanish. Are we talking about the same thing? Ooooohhhhh no, I'm talking about the protectors on the very bottom of the fork. But I love the film negative idea.Never thought of that.

I took my smallest screwdriver, put some gaffers tape on it, stuck it in and popped'em out. No damage to anything.
I think Keener's referring to the dust seals.
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:38 PM   #6
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If you look there is a small hole in the center of the rubber cap. Put canned air or compressed air to the hole. This is the best and easiest way - when you see how well it works you'll be stoked

A screwdriver works too but will mark up the machined surface or tear the rubber if not careful

Thanks to Eric at superplush for showing me the compressed air trick
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:16 AM   #7
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If you look there is a small hole in the center of the rubber cap. Put canned air or compressed air to the hole.
Great idea, I might even try a ball needle and pump.
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Dammit Baxter you know I don't speak Spanish. Are we talking about the same thing? Ooooohhhhh no, I'm talking about the protectors on the very bottom of the fork. But I love the film negative idea.Never thought of that.

I took my smallest screwdriver, put some gaffers tape on it, stuck it in and popped'em out. No damage to anything.
Whoops I misunderstood your question. Another tip withe film while we are at it...cut it the shape of a hook, slide the hook under the seal and go around. This will direct the dirt out. Keep the film in ur wallet.
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Whoops I misunderstood your question. Another tip withe film while we are at it...cut it the shape of a hook, slide the hook under the seal and go around. This will direct the dirt out. Keep the film in ur wallet.
I knew I've been keeping all my expired film for a reason!
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