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post #1 of 10 Old 11-20-2010, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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fork seals need help

trying to do fork seals cannot get old seals out with air have no idea what im doing wrong ?Please heip thanks
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post #2 of 10 Old 11-20-2010, 06:38 PM
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You pulled the little snap ring retainer thing that sits just above the seal off right?
Here's a Youtube video on how to replace the seals... He doesn't use the air method but it's still a good video. I have never used the air method but I have heard of it.

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Air pressure worked fine for me. You just have to remove that snap ring first. The air will push it out most of the way to where it is easy to get a hold of. I think it took about 80psi to get mine out.
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Removed snap ring no go 100 psi theres only one ring in there right ?
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post #5 of 10 Old 11-21-2010, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Just wondering do you have to undo the bolt that requires the special tool 24mm nut for air to work .I THOUGHT AIR WAS AN ALTERNATIVE TO UNDOING THAT BOLT.
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Just wondering do you have to undo the bolt that requires the special tool 24mm nut for air to work .I THOUGHT AIR WAS AN ALTERNATIVE TO UNDOING THAT BOLT.
Undoing that bolt allows the dampening rod to be removed from inside the fork. It has nothing to to with the seal on top. Try some WD-40 or penatrating oil around the seal. If that fails you can try removing the tube to pull the seals out as done in the video.

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Here's a pretty good thread on how to pop 'em:

http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.php?t=8605

Here is a diagram of the fork seal assembly and how things are stacked in there:



See if this doesn't 'splain better. you might need to go up over 100 pounds on the air.

http://www.klr650.marknet.us/Fork_Seals.pdf



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Undoing that bolt allows the dampening rod to be removed from inside the fork. It has nothing to to with the seal on top. Try some WD-40 or penatrating oil around the seal. If that fails you can try removing the tube to pull the seals out as done in the video.

The damper rod holds the upper and lower tubes together yes? Should be able to pop apart the fork tubes and get to the seals.

I haven't taken the old model KLR forks apart but have done similar style forks. Seems to me it would be better to take the fork apart to get a look at the bushings and drain out all the crap.

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post #9 of 10 Old 11-22-2010, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice.I got them done finally but i had to fill them with air and carefully got a small flat screwdriver in there hammered it in and pried up and then they popped out.all good to go.Now hopefully get a day with weather fit to ride .
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post #10 of 10 Old 11-22-2010, 04:07 PM
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great info guys i am doing my seals this weekend hopefully you wont hear from me which would mean i did it with your helpful tid bits!!!
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