I now hate my Interstate-Fork help?


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I now hate my Interstate-Fork help?

Postby robertdawber » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:26 pm



How do you get the fork separated from the tube?
OR-for my 83 can I replace the seal without pulling everything apart?

UGH!



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Re: I now hate my Interstate-Fork help?

Postby robertdawber » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:46 pm

The issue was that the clip was seemingly rusted in place. What I did was use some WD-40 and let it soak for a bit. I then tapped it with a screw driver and hammer (gentle not to hit the shaft.)
Let it soak a bit longer and off it came with no issue.

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Re: I now hate my Interstate-Fork help?

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:21 pm

That will do it.

I used to use WD-40 for that kind of stuff, but I've since changed to "PB Blaster" - you can find it in Wal-Mart, Home Depot, or just about any hardware store. It soaks right into seized and rusty metal and works like nothing I've ever tried before. It's best to let it sit overnight. I used to have an old 1994 Explorer that was more rust than metal, and I regularly freed up rusted nuts on it that looked like they had melded into the bolt they were screwed onto.


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