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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:48 am 
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Hi!
The fork oil seal is easier to get out when you warm up the outer tube.
I found an old sketch of mine, showing to lever out the ring with a screwdriver.
In this way only if you have new oil seals for replacement.

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markush wrote:
Hi!
The fork oil seal is easier to get out when you warm up the outer tube.
I found an old sketch of mine, showing to lever out the ring with a screwdriver.
In this way only if you have new oil seals.

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nice drawing....did it work? Did the end of the screw driver make ANY contact with the inside of the tube?..that's a big concern of mine...having a deep scratch on the inside of the tube where the seal is to be...I can just see it happening.....


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:12 am 
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I always do it in this way
If you warm the outer tubes enough, the ring goes out very easily and you do not need much force, so the risk of damage by slipping with the tool is low. Of course you have to be careful.
The seal has a steel L-profile ring inside the outer wall, so you normally will not touch the seat.

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http://www.randakksblog.com/removing-gl1000-front-fork-seals/

I actually made one of these this weekend and woweee..it really works...I made mine with 1/8" steel instead of 3/8"..slightly easier to work with.....heated metal prior to bending..i felt like a smithy hammering and bending the metal...bought used drill press for $60...and away I went...was very impressed with design and more to the point is that I actually made it...took a couple of hours but whatever..i never thought I had it in me to do this type of thing..yeah..its a big deal for someone like me....anyway the point is that this tool works so CLEANLY and there is no danger of damaging the fork tube.....mine is actually all shinny too....three cheers for me! :clap:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:03 pm 
I have always pried them out with a motorcycle tire iron. The curved end of the iron has no sharp edges to scratch the inner tube and provides plenty of leverage. An old tube, piece of wood, rubber etc. as Markus shows in his picture keeps the iron from doing any damage at the fulcrum point. Someone shared this tip with me years ago and I've used it dozens of times with success.


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I have always pried them out with a motorcycle tire iron. The curved end of the iron has no sharp edges to scratch the inner tube and provides plenty of leverage. An old tube, piece of wood, rubber etc. as Markus shows in his picture keeps the iron from doing any damage at the fulcrum point. Someone shared this tip with me years ago and I've used it dozens of times with success.



tried that method and it didn't work because, not sure if this is normal, but this ring was so tight in the fork tube..I tried like crazy to pry it off..wouldn't budge at all..I stared to get a little desperate...made this and it worked for me....maybe the next fork won't have such a tight ring...but if super tight is the norm..I ready...


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Warehouse1001 wrote:
I have always pried them out with a motorcycle tire iron. The curved end of the iron has no sharp edges to scratch the inner tube and provides plenty of leverage. An old tube, piece of wood, rubber etc. as Markus shows in his picture keeps the iron from doing any damage at the fulcrum point. Someone shared this tip with me years ago and I've used it dozens of times with success.



tried that method and it didn't work because, not sure if this is normal, but this ring was so tight in the fork tube..I tried like crazy to pry it off..wouldn't budge at all..I stared to get a little desperate...made this and it worked for me....maybe the next fork won't have such a tight ring...but if super tight is the norm..I ready...


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Warehouse1001 wrote:
I have always pried them out with a motorcycle tire iron. The curved end of the iron has no sharp edges to scratch the inner tube and provides plenty of leverage. An old tube, piece of wood, rubber etc. as Markus shows in his picture keeps the iron from doing any damage at the fulcrum point. Someone shared this tip with me years ago and I've used it dozens of times with success.



tried that method and it didn't work because, not sure if this is normal, but this ring was so tight in the fork tube..I tried like crazy to pry it off..wouldn't budge at all..I stared to get a little desperate...made this and it worked for me....maybe the next fork won't have such a tight ring...but if super tight is the norm..I ready...I would load some pictures but can't do this from work....


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