View Full Version : Fork seal stuck. Stuck good.

07-11-2014, 10:29 PM
So after dealing with a stripped 6mm on the lower, I cannot get the damn inner tube from the lower. I have pulled, pulled, and pulled. I went far enough to attach the lower, from the axle hole, to a beam by a rope. I pulled (yes I am starting with the inner full in to get the impact force), and this thing has not budged in the slightest. I'm out of ideas. Any suggestions guys?

07-12-2014, 6:04 AM
Have you tried heat and oil? Penetrating oil
Might have gotten a bushing jammed in there, which front end are we talkin'?

07-12-2014, 8:07 AM
Slide the fork back in the yokes (trees) and tighten the pinch bolts.
Make sure you're removed the damper bolt at the bottom, taken out the spring etc and the Circlip from the seal and warm the alloy around the seal for a good few seconds, this will soften the seal, then (with a glove on cuz it's still hot) use the lower slider like a slide hammer and with a good few swings, the whole lot should come out.