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Old 05-11-2010, 12:03 AM
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Default fork seals 2001 F4i

I have to change my fork seals. I've never done it before so I was wondering what size seal driver i'm going to need. also, any hints would be appreciated!! I bought all the stuff I need except the seal driver.
Old 05-11-2010, 12:27 AM
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i used the big plastic guard thats on the forks as a driver for mine, worked fine for me, but it did take forever bc i was trying to be easy on the seals
but the forks r 43mm so youll need a 43mm driver

as for hints, have an amazing 8mm allen head on the end of a long breaker bar and loosen that bolt at the bottom first, thats the only thing that gave me a hard time
Old 05-11-2010, 12:30 AM
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check. i'll make sure that's first. i'm so sick of working on this bike. as soon as i finally get it finished i wrecked last year arrgh lol.
Old 05-11-2010, 11:47 AM
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You can use a piece of PVC and a rubber mallet as a seal driver.
Old 05-11-2010, 01:40 PM
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I used a modified PVC coupler to make a fork seal driver. I think I have a picture of it in the fork seal how-to thread. I would buy an extra 8mm allen wrench, cut it about 4 inches long, and use a 8mm socket on the other end to get the bolt out of the bottom of the fork.
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