Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oakland, CA 94602
maybe less work
due to low miles on your bike , replace springs and oil (suck it out) with forks remaining on bike - do NOT open it all up - and try that "strip of plastic" trick on the fork seals to remove any crud
you can pull the springs, spacer and washers out the forks with a hooked coat hanger wire
slurp oil out with Mightvac hooked up to copper tubing (or similar) - so you can poke tubing all way down to bottom of the damper rod
you can always tear it all apart later if the seal still leaks
would you consider moving to Cogent DDC drop in cartridges while you are doing this? You would need to buy special cartridge oil.
Current Bike: 2007 ABS Wee, rebuilt forks with Cogent DDC, Elka rear shock, tapered roller steering stem bearings, fork brace, Admore top box lights, LED side-only turn indicator lights, Powerlet outlet, frame sliders, Givi windscreen, Givi top box.
Prior Bikes: 2003 EX250, 2007 DL650 (non-ABS)