Well, now I am in a pickle. fork disassembly tools

Art Lischer alisch80 at mchsi.com
Sun Apr 20 10:31:49 PDT 2008

You need the 1-1/16th socket AND an 1-1/16 Nylock Nut and something to 
wedge it in the socket so the hex part that sticks out of the socket 
will engage the female socket down in the tube that is the top part of 
the damper rod.  With this attached to the extensions (1/2" drive) and 
ratchet on top and the allen on the bottom of the fork; use the allen 
with an air impact or breaker bar to loosen the assembly.  I think I 
used a standard 12pt non-impact craftsman socket and it fit fine. 

Hope this helps,
Art in DM

1KPerDay wrote:
> I FINALLY got my forks off the SheePz... after about 2 years of
> procrastinating. The fork seals finally went and were dripping goo all
> over. Not that big a deal... the hardest part was loosening the allen
> bolts on the lower triple clamp. Not much room in there with the
> fairing on.
> So I took the fork caps off and poured out the horrible-looking oil,
> and prepared my 27mm impact socket and extensions to disassemble the
> damper assembly. Crap... the impact socket is too thick to fit down
> the fork tube. Drive 20 minutes to napa. All they have is impact
> sockets. "Don't you have any crappier tools?" I ask the guy. He
> doesn't think so but he'll look... finally get a 1 1/16 house brand
> socket that's thinner walled than my impact socket. Go home and try
> it. Still too thick. What the heck do you guys use? Paging Art....
> On 9/3/07, Junkyardhotrod at aol.com <Junkyardhotrod at aol.com> wrote:>
>> Its a 3/4 nut, hex size is 1 - 1/16, most  any truck dealership should have
>> them in stock,

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