majordad at carolina.rr.com
Sun Mar 15 16:55:59 PDT 2009
Thanks to everyone with the suggestions. I don't know why I didn't
think about the impact wrench. That worked for the left fork but only
loosened the right one enough that it spins. I have tried with the fork
assembled so now I have to try the more exotic approaches. As far as
working with something already on hand, I will probably try the axle
castle nut tomorrow. I need it back together in the afternoon to get to
Sid Young wrote:
> 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 carolina.rr.com
> <mailto:majordad at carolina.rr.com>> 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
> New Motto: ".....proud of being a burden since 1963"
> "Classic Japanese Motorcycle Restoration Site"
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