Feel like I've been posting a bit much here... but I'm on a heck of a learning curve! I've got my 2006 KLR with 11,000miles awaiting her next project. Her left fork seal is leaking. Shop here wants $340.00 for the job (both forks)... but I'm just to damn cheap. HA! I've probed over it and it seems within my limits to attempt - barely.
Couple Q's and confirmations:
1.) OEM seals are preferred over aftermarket seals
2.) Install the OEM seals
3.) Hoist the bike from the ceiling to get the wheel up
4.) Use an air compressor to blow the old seals out
5.) Use a PVC pipe (diameter t.b.d.) to help push the new seals into place.
6.) Flush / clean the forks springs with new fork oil
7.) Refill the forks with the springs out? how much oil?
BC I've never done this... I've watched a ton of vids... but none of the vids show how they compress forks for refilling and measure the oil etc. Anyone know of a vid or instruction write up on it that is detailed to the hilt?!
Seriously... If I've said something boneheaded as hell here point it out!!! I 100% need the pointers. Flipping always get a lil anxious before entering into a new wrenching operation.