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June 9th, 2016, 02:33 PM   #1
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i will replace my leaky fork seal myself ( pretty handy guy), what specific tools do you need to do the job correctly and source . i believe its a 48mm for for my 2014 FE 350

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June 9th, 2016, 03:11 PM   #2
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I've found Dirt Rider magazine's "Dr. Dirt" video series on YouTube to be very good and practical. Scot Gustafson does these. Here he does fork seals:

iirc there's one video for closed chamber and one for open - I think this is the closed chamber version to match what's on your bike.

haven't done CC forks but OC ones are quite easy and don't require many tools at all!
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June 9th, 2016, 04:21 PM   #3
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Fix Leaking Fork Seals With |

If you actually need to change the seals it is quite easy as Tourist noted. Lots of videos on You Tube about the 4CS shocks

I don't endorse or sell but use them and they work Havn't done a fork seal since
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June 9th, 2016, 05:32 PM   #4
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Hi there,
my last bike a 2004 FE550 done many hundreds of hours on the original fork seals. I used to remove the air breather screws when not in use. Keep the fork legs clean, go around mud holes where I could. Never disturbed the dust seals.
If forks does start to leak, pop out the dust seals , get a piece of camera film, slide it up between the fork seal and fork leg , it is soft and picks up and moves the crap between the fork leg and seal, and most times, it has sealed again.
Much easier giving that a go first, than replacing seals.

My 2014 bike, started to leak early, I realised I left it un washed in shed over hot summer with fine clay mud baked on fork legs , the newer type plastic fork leg protector covers right around fork leg and was hard to see it on there.
Was going to remove forks , but remembered that camera film trick, now they are sealed again.
Something to consider.
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