fork seals

Sid Young sid.young at
Sun Mar 15 13:56:57 PDT 2009


If you leave the fork assembled, you can use an air tool to remove the allen
key at the bottom then just pull the upper and lower sections apart to
replace the seal and oil, if you do need to remove the internals, you can
use threaded rod and I think an 18mm nut welded on the bottom, then weld a
handle to the top... have not tried that one, but someone on another list
swears by it (not at it).

I have some details of my fork disassembly on my web site.


On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 3:15 AM, Bob Nelson <majordad at>wrote:

> Ok, who has changed their front fork seals without the "special tool" to
> hold the internal cylinder from turning while you remove the bottom allen
> head bolt.  On my Sabre we can remove the similar bolt while the springs are
> still inside, but when I try that with the GPZ fork, the unit just turns.
>  Any suggestions since I already have my front end apart?
> Bob Nelson

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