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 Posted: Mon Jul 15th, 2013 09:45 pm
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jeffy ole boy
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No more fork leak thanks to mixing up a 50/50 ratio of lucas power steering stop leak and 15W Fork oil.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 28th, 2013 11:13 pm
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re: just a helper...

yep, so was I until I got tired of folks screwing things up then blaming me for it. (i.e, engine seize my fault cause I didn't break it in right) NOT..lol


seriously, you could do this, it ain't that hard.

RSDF

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 Posted: Fri Jun 28th, 2013 09:37 pm
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the preacher wrote:
re: "And I got my good bud Ben just around the corner to turn wrenches for cheap"

whadaya mean you got SOMEONE ELSE TO TURN WRENCHES ON YOUR BIKE? Hate to break it to ya Bunkey, but THAT AIN'T HOW IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE!!! If I can go from riding a softail to riding a rigid in 6 days while working full time, YOU CAN FIX A LEAKY SEAL!!!

ROFL....

RSDF


I know my limitations.. I'm just a helper when it comes to big fix it jobs..:cool:

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 Posted: Fri Jun 28th, 2013 02:29 am
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Lol...

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 Posted: Fri Jun 28th, 2013 01:48 am
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re: "And I got my good bud Ben just around the corner to turn wrenches for cheap"

whadaya mean you got SOMEONE ELSE TO TURN WRENCHES ON YOUR BIKE? Hate to break it to ya Bunkey, but THAT AIN'T HOW IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE!!! If I can go from riding a softail to riding a rigid in 6 days while working full time, YOU CAN FIX A LEAKY SEAL!!!

ROFL....

RSDF

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 Posted: Tue Jun 25th, 2013 09:50 pm
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weasle1 wrote:
their  ya  go  jeff  ya  wont  even have  to get  the manual out .:D

Well ya can't be that, LOL!! And I got my good bud Ben just around the corner to turn wrenches for cheap. Got r made' :cool:

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 Posted: Tue Jun 25th, 2013 09:13 pm
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their  ya  go  jeff  ya  wont  even have  to get  the manual out .:D

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 Posted: Tue Jun 25th, 2013 07:17 pm
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Damn Good Preacher. Almost to the letter of how I do it. The big thing is

DON'T OVER FILL the fork. I'd rather be a little low than a little over.  Also always use the same fluid in both tubes or the rebound with be different between the tubes.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 25th, 2013 09:20 am
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Pull the axle, pull the wheel, loosen up the pinch bolt on the bottom tree on the tube that has the bad seal, take out the top cap from the top tree: slide the leg down and out.
Pull the rubber boot or cap off the top of the bottom leg. Pop the retaining clip out with a screwdriver. Take a SHARP icepick or awl, and pull the old seal out, (unless you have a seal puller) clean the area up a little, put some fork oil on the new seal, slide it down over the tube, seat it, (yer on yer own here, I use a piece of PVC like a slide hammer) put the clip back in, put the cap back on, and reverse the procedure. After it is all back together: loosen the pinch bolt on the other tube. Loosen the top cap on the other leg. Tighten the axle to spec, then loosen the bottom clamp just a little. Hold the front brake, bounce the front end up and down about 6 times, then have the Mrs tighten the bottom clamp while you hold the bike upright, then, let her hold it while you tighten everything else back up. Yer Done...shouldn't take more than a couple hours if you have to remove a fairing.
FIX IT NOW, BEFORE YOU WEAR OUT THE DAMPER IN THE LEG...lol
RSDF


(Hey Steve, did I get this right?)


p.s., last time I ran my wideglide, a seal was 12.00.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 24th, 2013 02:31 pm
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Dave wrote:
marc wrote:
Don't think I would want to drive around from now through October or ? with a leaky fork seal...JMHO...I gotta agree with Marc...

Might wanna just bite the bullet and get it done now. I've changed 'em out in Japanese bikes. Not that big a deal.

But, I didn't have that big-assed fairing all the added hardware you got...


Pretty small leak.. Not to worried at this point. I got the bullet to bite on, but the cash to fix it is the bigger concern, ;)

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 Posted: Mon Jun 24th, 2013 10:04 am
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marc wrote:
Don't think I would want to drive around from now through October or ? with a leaky fork seal...JMHO...I gotta agree with Marc...

Might wanna just bite the bullet and get it done now. I've changed 'em out in Japanese bikes. Not that big a deal.

But, I didn't have that big-assed fairing all the added hardware you got...

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 Posted: Sun Jun 23rd, 2013 07:13 pm
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lot  of  work  involved  putting  them seals in. never did it , changing  the fork oil  is my limit  on  the  front  end .:?

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 Posted: Sun Jun 23rd, 2013 03:58 pm
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Don't think I would want to drive around from now through October or ? with a leaky fork seal...JMHO...

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 Posted: Sun Jun 23rd, 2013 11:51 am
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After installing a new brake caliper seal kit on one side of my front end a cuple nights ago- turns out that was not the root of the leak I was seeing after all.

Noticed the real problem yesturday morning on the way to work. I got a bad fork seal one one side. Its not a bad leak. It'll be this WInter before I get it taken all apart and fixed. I hear its a big job. For now I'm gonna add fluid whenever I think it needs some. Tied a cloth around it for now, LOL!

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