Front fork service

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  1. VFR1200

    VFR1200 New Member

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    Before anyone says anything, in-case this has been done before, I did search..

    Just found this YouTube video on how to service your front forks. Makes it look really easy and great explanation...

     
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    My wife did the fork seals on the 09 project bike a couple of weekends ago. It wasn't a huge mish just fiddly. We didn't need any special tools just patience.

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    Do one at a time and lay the parts out as they come out. Not hard.

    I do highly recommend using an impact to remove the 6mm bottom bolt for the first time. Otherwise it may start to spin along with the internal bottom cup & that's a new ballgame.
     
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    Any plans on polishing / cleaning them while you are at it? The finish on mine is not as nice as it could be anymore so
    I know when I do mine I plan on doing that too.
     
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    I think my wife used Emery cloth to just make sure there were no burs. On the 09 project bike, I have in my posession a receipt for fork seals being done 3 months ago and now they are leaking until we redid them.

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    fork seals is another place you need to use oem parts ONLY.
     
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    I only use SKF seals and dust wipers, better than OEM.
     
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