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So I installed gold valves and new springs a couple of weeks ago and notice I had a fork seal leaking. I tried to clean it, but no luck so I am going to replace them.

I have taken the forks off the bike, but I cannot get the damper rods out of either fork (the 6mm bolt that holds it is out) what am I missing?

Thanks in advance.

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You have either removed springs etc. from inside the forks, or don' t have enough friction and the rods are turning inside the forks.

Try installing everything again (if removed), use full preload on preload adjusters, put a towel on the floor and flip a fork upside down so you can see the allen screw. Now try untightening it, and if you think it still does not have enough friction, press down on the fork to compress the suspention.

Friction can be a problem with these rods... turns out the [email protected]@ are covered in oil :biggrinjester:

Good luck!
 

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Getting the bolt out of the bottom of the fork is the hard part, but if you've done that already, maybe try threading it in again a couple of turns and using a drift to give it a whack to free up the damper tube. Mine just slid out after I got the bolts out.


So I installed gold valves and new springs a couple of weeks ago and notice I had a fork seal leaking. I tried to clean it, but no luck so I am going to replace them.

I have taken the forks off the bike, but I cannot get the damper rods out of either fork (the 6mm bolt that holds it is out) what am I missing?

Thanks in advance.

Tim
 

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so I found the problem, the hack wannabe mechanic (me :headbang:) who installed the gold values and springs didn't get all the burrs off of the damper rod after drilling the holes, thus it was stuck in the oil lock.
 
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