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post #1 of 5 Old 04-19-2017, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Recommend a YouTube video for removing front forks

***2006 1000RR***

I've got a blown front fork seal, and mechanics aren't really my thing. Bolt ons, oil changes, simple maintenance and the like are not a problem, but with true mechanics I struggle. But I am a good visual learner and with a good instructional video, I know I can pull it off.

So, I know YouTube has a bunch of vids on how to, but I'd like to hear from those who have seen a great clip and said, "that video nailed it". Please don't recommend anything written, as something is always lost in translation.

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-19-2017, 11:13 AM
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Are you sure that it is a blown seal or possibly just dirt behind the seal, causing a leak? If it's that, you can usually remove the dirt with a seal cleaning tool, called a Seal Mate. You can make one for free from a scrap piece of thin plastic. I know there are Youtube videos on using the Seal Mate.

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Are you sure that it is a blown seal or possibly just dirt behind the seal, causing a leak? If it's that, you can usually remove the dirt with a seal cleaning tool, called a Seal Mate. You can make one for free from a scrap piece of thin plastic.

^^ This trick works great. I used a 2L soda bottle to make mine.

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-19-2017, 02:42 PM
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Dave Moss has a video of servicing 2006 1000RR forks. I purchased it before doing my fork upgrade, which I recently completed (with the assistance of a professional).

I personally would eschew tools like seal mate and would instead favor disassembling the forks unless I was on a ride and needed a quick fix. Fork seals are a wear item like brake pads and clutches. And you wouldn't believe the gunk that's inside a fork, that's worth cleaning out anyways.

You'll need: 1 bottle of fork oil, seals and bushes, tools and a couple hours' time.

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