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fork tool

Postby lwcollmann » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:18 am



where can I buy the tool to take forks apart? the one to take the cap off the top. I saw them some place, but I cant find them now.
Lloyd



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702scottc
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Re: fork tool

Postby 702scottc » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:21 am

Look in the DIY section. WingAdmin posted a really nice how-to for removing the front forks. He has a nice tool for caging the fork cap. I'm sure you can ask him for the part number and where he purchased it. You can fabricate something but it's not worth the trouble, the tool he shows works easily every time. I'm going to purchase one the next time I service my forks, trying to reinstall that cap under spring tension is tough, took me a while to get it lined up to not ruin the threads. Do yourself a favor and remove the forks from the bike, I did mine with them on the bike, PIA..

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Re: fork tool

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:36 am

It's a Honda tool, and it works on quite a few different Honda bikes. By reversing the die in it it works on my wife's PC800 as well. The part number is 07KMF-MT20300, and you can get it from Cyclemax's OEM site here: https://www.onlinemicrofiche.com/cyclem ... ewcart.asp

But be sitting down before you do - when I got mine they were priced at around $120, they now want $186 for it! They go for close to that on eBay, I see one that just sold for $168, so I suppose you could buy one, use it, then resell it on eBay when you're done.

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Re: fork tool

Postby lwcollmann » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:15 pm

Thanks for the info. I will try cyclenuts.
Thanks Lloyd

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702scottc
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Re: fork tool

Postby 702scottc » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:27 pm

It sure is a nice tool. Short money when you think about trying to cobble something together to make it work. You may check in your area to see how much a shop would charge to re-seal the fork tubes once you remove them from the bike.

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Re: fork tool

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:01 pm

HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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Re: fork tool

Postby Wingsconsin » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:10 pm

When I redid the '92 last fall I removed the forks from the bike and took them to my local dealer with all the parts I needed , sliders, seals and dust covers. They redid them including the fork oil for less than the tool cost.

I have the ability to do them myself as I redid my GS850 last year -- but the Wings forks are under more spring load due to the immense weight of the bike and I didn't want to spend for the tool....
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Re: fork tool

Postby Dusty Boots » Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:50 pm

If you pull your forks, you can build this for less than $10 for the hardware to remove/install the fork caps safely. ....



To make future fork oil changes easy if your model does not have the Schrader air valves in the fork caps, drill/tap them and add a button head hex bolt along with a couple of tight fitting o-rings with a small washer and use a syringe to add the correct amount of fork oil to each tube.














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