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Fork Seals

Postby wjnfirearms » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:35 am



I'm sure that this has been asked and answered before, but I couldn't find the info searching here. Maybe it's me, I don't know, so I'm going to ask anyway.

I never did fork seals before, but need to tackle it on the 1000 as part of the resto. I have a set of new seals in the ready, the bike is up on my new MC jack, and the calipers and wheel are off. Now, exactly how do I do this? Surprisingly, the Honda factory manual I have isn't real detailed about the R&R procedure.

I assume that the forks have to be removed from the bike to do this. That's another thing I never have done before.

Are there any "special" tools that are needed for this repair? I don't have the Honda seal press, but I recall something about using a piece of PVC pipe to accomplish seating the new seal.

Any help would be appreciated. I'd much prefer someone showing me up close, but I doubt that will be possible. I generally learn by doing and very much don't want to muck this up.


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Re: Fork Seals

Postby SteveB123 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:18 am

http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11831

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Re: Fork Seals

Postby Fred Camper » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:02 pm

Seal removal is the difficult part, nice description at NGW club Shop Talk. Works well and often takes effort unless you use heat. Do not forget the screw in the bottom of the fork above where the axle goes. Nothing is rebuildable other than the seals and maybe knocking burs off the tubes. Not a bad job the second time.

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Re: Fork Seals

Postby wjnfirearms » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:44 am

The problem with the NGW post, Steve, is that I already did all the removal of parts from the fork except taking them off the triple tree so far. The poster didn't go into the actual R&R of the fork seals. The last part of the posting stated emphatically that the procedure outlined at that point wasn't for a 1000. As much as I appreciated the info, it isn't any real help as I own a 1000.
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Re: Fork Seals

Postby Fred Camper » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:55 am

gregforesi over at ngw dimension out the tool and gives input specific for the GL1000. We need to help you search beyond shop talk. Even my Fred Camper BADDOG has input but not shop talk details.




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