How Do You Replace Motorcycle Fork Oil Seals?

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How Do You Replace Motorcycle Fork Oil Seals?

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Motorcycle forks are the two long metal cylinder mechanisms a motorcycle’s front tire is mounted to. The forks absorb bumps and vibrations from the front tire while you ride–they perform like a shock absorber and they look reasonably like one, too. The fork seals are the black plastic seals in the middle of both forks, at the point where–one half of the cylindrical fork component slides into the other. The seals keep the fork oil inside the fork, allowing the fork to operate. If the fork seals are damaged, then the front forks will not work properly. You’ll need to replace a seal to ensure your bike’s forks perform properly. Raise the motorcycle off the ground using a motorcycle jack. Use a crescent wrench to remove the front tire’s axle securing nut. Hammer out the axle bolt using a rubber-head mallet. Remove the front tire from the frame. Loosen the securing clamps located at the top of each fork, using the Allen wrench. Slide each fork out of the clamp and lay the fork on the grou

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