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post #1 of 5 Old 11-09-2016, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Special tool 09940-34520 fork seals

Just attempting to do a fork seal change on my 2013 Glee-Strom. I'm going to make the special tool T type handle as specified in the manual to help undo the damper rod. Can anyone describe to me the fitting at the bottom of the T type handle? For example, a socket or Allen head, and size. Thanks.
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Forget the last post, impact driver did the job.
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-09-2016, 02:56 PM
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Have you tried cleaning the seals? Most leaking fork seals are a matter of cleaning. (Google "sealmate" for a "tool" that cleans or make you own with some film negative or similar if you want to try it.)

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When I followed Black labs tutorial I used an allen wrench , 5mm?, and gave the lever a smack with a hammer. Broke the bolt loose. Same reinstalling. If you can shock the bolt it loosens or tightens.
Seal cleaners are good but sometimes the seal is just gone.
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Agreed on them just wearing out. Changed mine at around 100,000k's and they were gone, no leaks, but when I took them off I gave them to my able assistant who turned them upside down and oil just poured past the seals.

You do need to change the bushings as well as that sort of milage.


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