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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-04-2001, 11:47 PM
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oil seal replacement

does anyone know of any good ways of changing the oil seal for the front forks besides using a punch and hammer or a seal driver to put it in?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-05-2001, 01:20 AM
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Re: oil seal replacement

YAA, here is the ultimate cheap method that won't mess anything up. It's pretty simple actually, and you'll probably wonder, "why didn't I think of that"?

You need to take your old oil seal (not dust seal) and cut it in half. This will allow you to slip it over the tubes when you reassemble them. Use the old seal as a driver, put it on top of the new seal and take a finishing hammer (one that is flat on the hitting surface, you can use others but thats your choice) lay the hammer against the slider tube and slide it forcefully downward against the old seal. Do this in a circular pattern as to make sure the seal does not become crooked. It's extremely easy and works great. Takes a little practice, just take your time and make sure to slide the hammer against the slider tube, otherwise it will want to bounce off of it when resistance is met, causing the hammer to bang against the silder tube.
If you have questions, I can take a photo so you will get the idea.


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Re: oil seal replacement

YAA, here is the ultimate cheap method that won't mess anything up. It's pretty simple actually, and you'll probably wonder, "why didn't I think of that"?

You need to take your old oil seal (not dust seal) and cut it in half. This will allow you to slip it over the tubes when you reassemble them. Use the old seal as a driver, put it on top of the new seal and take a finishing hammer (one that is flat on the hitting surface, you can use others but thats your choice) lay the hammer against the slider tube and slide it forcefully downward against the old seal. Do this in a circular pattern as to make sure the seal does not become crooked. It's extremely easy and works great. Takes a little practice, just take your time and make sure to slide the hammer against the slider tube, otherwise it will want to bounce off of it when resistance is met, causing the hammer to bang against the silder tube.
If you have questions, I can take a photo so you will get the idea.


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Re: oil seal replacement

yeah the old seal trick works great,

hers a nother method thats a little more of a solid driver, take the same size pvc pipe and cut it in half and use that to drive the seal.


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did you read that PVC pipe idea from the latest dirt rider?

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LOL I got that tip from the very first issue of Dirt rider

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nope havent seen a dirtrider for a few years,

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