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Old 10-17-2008, 11:25 AM
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Is there a thread in this forum that shows how to pull the front forks apart to replace the springs/seals and so on. I am installing a set of rear shocks that are adjustable and I have a spring kit for the forks to lower them.
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:29 AM
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Get yourself a shop manual for your bike. You will thank yourself over and over...
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I would love to get a manual but now I have lost my job and need to save as much money as I can. Does anyone have a web site that will show how to do it. I found a real good video but it only shows the first step and then ends.
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Go to Progressive suspenspion website, they have pdf dowloads for fork spring kits and shock installation, but you really do need a manual. A fork seal installer is gonna cost more than a manual. Good luck.
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you can use the old seal and a piece of pcv pipe to install the new seal
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Without a shop manual, kinda tough,
But, My 2 cents are .. remember to have some 'Metric' tools (10 mm for the brake caliper mounts, 8 mm for the bottom bolt that holds the tubes into the the lowers).

You also need an impact drive, and a small PVC tube (I got one from HomeDepot), that you will use as a 'hammer' to settle the new seals in.

This is what I needed but I did not disassemble the tube itself which requires some extra steps hope others will help.
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Take a look here. It may help some...

http://groups.msn.com/toddsharleypix...eforkswap.msnw




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